TripAdvisor for Business Names Julio Bruno as Global Vice President of Sales
NEWTON, Mass., Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announces the latest addition to the senior management team of its TripAdvisor for Business division, with the appointment of Julio Bruno in the newly created position of Global Vice President of Sales. In this role, Bruno will oversee the TripAdvisor for Business division's worldwide sales and advertising operations, including TripAdvisor Business Listings.
"Julio makes a great addition to the team, with a sales career that has spanned many years and a wide array of industries," said Christine Petersen, president of TripAdvisor for Business. "Julio's strategic insights and leadership will be great assets as we grow and develop our sales teams, and expand advertising opportunities to hospitality and leisure businesses around the world."
Bruno comes to TripAdvisor from Travelport, where he headed sales for Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, with a special remit to reintroduce Travelport in Latin America and launch the company in several new countries. He has also held executive positions at Cendant/Travelport B2B as Managing Director for Europe and South America; Regus plc, Diageo plc and Energizer Corp. With a rich international business career covering diverse sectors, Bruno has successfully managed multinational companies, and more specifically, their expansion plans and investment strategies worldwide.
"I'm excited to join TripAdvisor and to develop winning sales initiatives for each of our markets," said Bruno. "As the world's largest travel site, TripAdvisor offers a wealth of marketing opportunities for a range of hospitality businesses, and I look forward to promoting their benefits in my future travels, which I am sure will be plenty."
Bruno holds a master's degree in International Business from the University of London, Birkbeck College, and a post-graduate certificate on leadership from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania.
Bruno will be based in TripAdvisor's head office in Newton, Mass.
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features (including Flights search, TripAdvisor Mobile and Instant Personalization) with seamless links to booking tools.
TripAdvisor® Media Group, operated by TripAdvisor LLC, attracts more than 65 million unique monthly visitors* across 19 popular travel brands**. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 50 million unique monthly visitors***, 20 million members, and over 50 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide****, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also operates TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor's millions of monthly visitors. The division includes Business Listings, which allows hoteliers to connect directly to millions of researching travelers, and Vacation Rentals, which helps property managers and individual home owners list their properties and showcase hotel alternatives.
TripAdvisor Media Group websites have been recognized as top travel resources in 2010 by Conde Nast Traveller, Good Housekeeping, TIME magazine and Travel + Leisure.
TripAdvisor Media Group generated $486 million in revenue in 2010. TripAdvisor and the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Group are operating companies of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE).
TripAdvisor and the TripAdvisor logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of TripAdvisor LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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* Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Media Group Sites, Worldwide, July 2011
** In addition to TripAdvisor, The TripAdvisor Media Group of websites includes: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.onetime.com, www.seatguru.com, www.sniqueaway.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.travel-library.com, www.travelpod.com, www.virtualtourist.com, www.whereivebeen.com, and www.kuxun.cn.
*** Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, July 2011
**** TripAdvisor sites operate in 30 countries worldwide: www.tripadvisor.com, www.tripadvisor.co.uk, www.tripadvisor.ca, www.tripadvisor.it, www.tripadvisor.es, www.tripadvisor.de, www.tripadvisor.fr, www.tripadvisor.jp, www.daodao.com, www.tripadvisor.in, www.tripadvisor.se, www.tripadvisor.nl, www.tripadvisor.com.br, www.tripadvisor.com.tr, www.tripadvisor.dk, www.tripadvisor.com.mx, www.tripadvisor.ie, www.tripadvisor.com.au, www.tripadvisor.com.sg, www.tripadvisor.co.kr, no.tripadvisor.com, pl.tripadvisor.com, th.tripadvisor.com, www.tripadvisor.ru, www.tripadvisor.com.gr, www.tripadvisor.co.id, www.tripadvisor.com.ar, www.tripadvisor.tw, www.tripadvisor.com.my, and www.tripadvisor.com.eg.