In the newly-created role, he will oversee the global sales and account management team for TripAdvisor's cost per click (CPC) business. Schmidt will report to Robin Ingle , the company's senior vice president of sales.
In his new role, Mr. Talling-Smith will oversee all product development, infrastructure and customer-related activities. He will also lead Travelzoo's emerging businesses, including Fly.com, Travelzoo's new hotel booking platform and mobile apps.
The GBTA France Advisory Board will provide guidance and leadership for GBTA in France to ensure its buyer and supplier members receive a regionalized programme of resources, training and education, market research and networking events.
After a comprehensive search, the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Board of Directors has appointed Paul Van Deventer MPI president and chief executive officer, filling the top leadership role for the largest global meetings and events industry association.
Effective 1 April 2013, Ivan Walter has been appointed CEO of GTA where he was previously Senior Vice President for Global Sourcing & Product Development. GTA is Kuonis business to business provider of ground products and services for fully independent travel (FIT).
Joining the Board will be Christie Hicks, senior vice president of Starwood Sales Organization at Starwood Hotels and Resorts; Volker Huber, president of the Americas, Asia Pacific & Global sales at AirPlus International Inc.; Laurie Kazimer, manager of travel services at Target Corporation; and John Slater, vice president of sales for the Americas at United Airlines.