Former Hotels.com managing director appointed as president of ebookers

Former Hotels.com managing director appointed as president of ebookers

Online travel agent ebookers.com has appointed a new president.


Nigel Pocklington, former director of Hotels.com will start in the London-based role on May 18.


Ebookers is owned by Orbitz Group, which is in the process of being bought by Expedia for $1.34 billion.


Pocklington takes over from outgoing president Tamer Tamar, he will be responsible for ebookers’ business strategy, development and operations across 12 countries in Europe.


Barney Harford, chief executive of Orbitz Group, said: “I’m very pleased to welcome Nigel Pocklington as the new president of ebookers.


“Nigel brings a great depth of experience in both online travel and marketing, meaning he is well positioned to develop the industry leading BONUS+ loyalty programme launched last summer and drive continued growth across Europe for the business.


Pocklington added: “ebookers is a tremendous brand with a long history of delivering innovation and value.


“Cutting edge mobile services and the BONUS+ rewards give customers a very real reason to choose ebookers in a competitive market. I’m excited to be joining the team and look forward to building on the great work that’s been done.”


Pocklington joins ebookers from online financial marketing business Media Ingenuity, where he is currently chief executive.


Prior to this, he spent six years at Expedia’s Hotels.com business holding a number of senior positions including global chief marketing officer and managing director for EMEA.


Before Hotels.com, Nigel spent over ten years at Pearson PLC, serving initially as director of strategy and development before moving to the Financial Times as director of online publishing.

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