Breaking Travel News Appoints Brenda Barnes

Discount travel site
today announced that Brenda Barnes joined the company as vice president of air
and car rental operations. In the newly created position, Barnes will oversee
partner relations, leading Hotwire’s air, rental car and global distribution
system operations teams.“With her broad expertise in revenue management and distribution, Brenda
will be a tremendous asset leading Hotwire’s relationships with our airline
and rental car partners,” said Gregg Brockway, chief product officer at  “With her years of hands on revenue management at leading travel
companies, Brenda will help Hotwire continue to create innovative solutions to
the challenges facing our partners.”
  Barnes comes to Hotwire with more than 12 years of experience in the
airline and hotel industries.  During her airline career, Barnes led teams in
pricing, revenue management and distribution for American Airlines and Delta
Air Lines.  More recently, she served as vice president of global revenue
management and distribution for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, where she led
efforts to improve pricing and revenue management strategies, implement better
revenue management systems and streamline business processes.
  “Hotwire’s in a unique position as the leading discount travel site
focused solely on deeply discounted inventory—with rock solid product
offerings and supplier relationships.  I’m excited to work with the team to
continue bolstering the air and rental car products as well as strengthen
partner relations,” said Barnes.