Over the past several years, Accor has augmented its portfolio in Greater China, with the introduction and acceleration of new lifestyle, luxury and premium brands.
Mr. Washington had worked for travel companies like Culture Trip, Dnata, Expedia, Thomas Cook and lastminute.com.
Vilà says he brings a “track record of driving organic growth and digital transformation” to the table as well experience of “highly-transactional businesses.”
The role marks a return to Travelport, where she previously held leadership positions in the company’s airline and agency groups between 2005 to 2013.
The appointment of Mr. Liu is in connection with the closing of transactions between subsidiaries of both JD.com, Inc. and Caissa Sega Tourism last year.
The carrier currently operates 1 flight per week from Shanghai, 1 flight from Shenzhen to Singapore with direct nonstop service.
Ms. Zhang will continue to serve as chairwoman and CEO of the group's financial unit Ctrip Financial Information Service, reporting to Trip.com Group CMO Mr. Bo Sun.
The responsibilities include elevating Travelport’s brand, enhancing lead generation and defining and communicating a new confident, distinct and compelling company narrative.
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