California-based Travel advertising technology specialist ClickTripz.com is looking to expand its European presence, with a new managing director for the region.
Damien Retureau will be based in London tasked with pushing ahead with the firm’s international expansion plans.
He has worked in the online travel industry for more than 15 years with the likes of Orbitz, lastminute, Kelkoo and HouseTrip.
Retureau joins the firm’s executive team which includes Ross Weber – co-founder and chief executive, Eric Bjorndahl – co-founder and chief technology officer, Mark Mamber – chief revenue officer, and David Bjorndahl – co-founder and head of user experience.
Adding to the British continent at ClickTripz.com is Dean Hunt, the new vice-president of sales and marketing. He will split his time between the UK and Miami.
Weber said: “When we can attract quality people like Damien and Dean, it’s really a testament to our technology and the potential partnerships we’ve identified in Europe.
“There are so many travel sites in Europe that will benefit from our products, and we’re excited that we have the technology and team to service these new partners in market.”
Retureau added: “I am thrilled to be joining ClickTripz at such a pivotal moment in our industry, where traffic monetisation truly is of paramount importance for OTAs, thus giving us the perfect stage to accelerate ClickTripz’s growth in Europe.”
ClickTripz’s proprietary ad serving platform has been developed to connect advertisers, travellers and publishers at scale.
Founded in 2010, the platform currently services thousands of advertising campaigns worldwide in 27 different languages.
Every month, ClickTripz claims to generates more than 15,000,000 prequalified booking leads for its advertisers and over 40 million travellers every month view one of its adverts.