BA executive VP quits to join Travelzoo

BA executive VP quits to join Travelzoo

British Airways executive vice president for the Americas is quitting to join Travelzoo.

Simon Talling-Smith becomes products and emerging businesses president from August 1.

He 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.

Talling-Smith is chairman of the American Airlines-British Airways-Iberia joint business and was previously head of e-commerce.

Travelzoo chief executive Chris Loughlin said: “Simon brings over 20 years of world-class product, commercial and executive leadership experience to Travelzoo. He has an outstanding track record of developing high-quality products and highly effective organisations.”

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