Cheapflights Positions for Global Leadership in Flight Search

Dépèche transmise le 18 août 2009 par Business Wire

Cheapflights Positions for Global Leadership in Flight Search

Cheapflights Positions for Global Leadership in Flight Search

LONDON & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cheapflights Ltd, the pioneer and a global leader in independent online flight price search and deal comparison, today announced changes to its leadership team designed to strengthen and support the company’s international expansion.

Francesca Ecsery, formerly Cheapflights’ UK General Manager, has been promoted to Global Sales Director. Francesca joined Cheapflights in 2007 and successfully guided the growth of Cheapflights.co.uk as a market leader. Francesca will be responsible for Cheapflights’ global revenue and will lead teams internationally in sales, sales operations and advertiser relations. Francesca builds on her 20 years experience in the travel industry that includes leadership roles at STA Travel, IfYouTravel.com, AirTours, and Thomas Cook.

Chris Cuddy, Cheapflights CEO, said “We are thrilled to have Francesca’s considerable talents fully engaged in supporting Cheapflights global growth. Francesca has built effective relationships with many of the world’s best known travel brands and will be instrumental in providing consistently effective ROI for Cheapflights travel partners. Our new globally aligned structure will enable Cheapflights to more rapidly deploy our proven model and increase our speed of decision making and innovation.”

Meredith Hanrahan has joined Cheapflights in the newly created role of Chief Marketing Officer. Meredith joins Cheapflights from Salary.com, where she served as CMO for the publicly traded consumer website. She brings over 20 years experience in leading on-line and off-line marketing teams at companies including Terra Lycos, General Mills, and Lindt Chocolates. Meredith will be responsible for Cheapflights users world-wide and will lead teams internationally in traffic, branding, content and public relations.

“We are very excited to welcome Meredith to Cheapflights. Meredith’s experience of attracting and engaging users on a global scale will be invaluable in extending Cheapflights’ ‘consumer champion’ mission to travelers world-wide,” said Cuddy.

About Cheapflights.com

Cheapflights.com is the best place to find cheap flight deals and up-to-date travel information. As a leading U.S. travel search engine, the site publishes one of the largest selections of airfare deals available online from a huge range of flight providers. Every day, travelers can search more than one million flight deals from both traditional and low-cost airlines, as well as smaller specialty-travel providers, plus handpicked deals and flight offers exclusive to Cheapflights.com. The Flight & Travel Info section and Flight News blog are packed with more than 1,000 destination travel guides, travel tips, and the latest news and information, to help flyers enjoy the best possible travel experience, every time they fly. Sign up for the Cheapflights.com weekly newsletter, which contains deals customized to travelers’ specific preferences, and follow Cheapflights on Twitter at Cheapflightscom.

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