TripSay.com, the travel site where like-minded travelers help each other capitalise on the best travel experiences, has appointed former Travelocity Vice President Alfonso Castellano to its board.
Castellano is one of the pre-eminent authorities in the internet travel industry.
Castellano brings over 25 years experience to TripSay including nine years at lastminute.com where he was managing director of Southern Europe, head of Latin American expansion and global hotel contracting and procurement.
Following Travelocity’s multimillion pound acquisition of lastminute.com, Castellano was appointed Travelocity’s senior vice president of consumer business in Europe.
“This is a significant addition to TripSay.com at a perfect time,” said TripSay.com chief executive and co-founder Juha Huttunen.
“Alfonso Castellano is a pioneer in the global internet travel industry.”
With an MBA and a Masters in Tourism, Castellano has made travel his life’s work.
He is launching two travel-oriented companies this year. MindProject provides consultancy and training in innovation, technology, marketing and distribution for travel companies. InnovaTravel is a seed company to support travel innovation and travel start-ups.
Castellano said: “Tripsay.com will be one of the jewels of the InnovaTravel portfolio.
“TripSay.com is ideally positioned to capitalise on this next wave in the online travel industry where members use the power of social networking and knowledge sharing to maximize their travel experiences.”