LONDON, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Travelzoo (Nasdaq: TZOO), a
global Internet media company, today announced the appointments of Stephen
Dunk as Commercial Director for its UK business and Seema Kotecha as
Marketing Director for Europe. Both positions will be based at the
company's Covent Garden office and report directly to the Managing Director
of Europe, Chris Loughlin.
Stephen Dunk will be responsible for all aspects of the UK business,
effective early spring 2007. Stephen has over 20 years experience in
publishing and advertising sales at leading print and TV brands in the UK.
Prior to joining Travelzoo, Stephen was Managing Director for Teletext
Holidays on TV, joining in 2006. Before this, Stephen spent 18 years at the
Telegraph Group Ltd, where he was Advertisement Sales Director, responsible
for the majority of supplements published in the Daily and Sunday Telegraph
and for all classified advertisements on telegraph.co.uk. Stephen also held
the position of Group Head - Travel while at the company.
Seema Kotecha will be responsible for pan-European marketing activity,
effective 19 March. From March 2003 to November 2006, Seema was Head of
Marketing at BBC World, where she was responsible for overseeing brand
strategy and development across the world, particularly in Western Europe,
East Asia and the USA. Prior to this, Seema was Marketing Controller at
BSkyB and Marketing Communications Manager at Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd.
She holds a bachelors degree in European Studies and Languages from
Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Granada in Spain.
Commenting on the appointments, Chris Loughlin, managing director of
Travelzoo in Europe, said; "Travelzoo has taken off rapidly in Europe, we
now operate in the UK, Germany, France and Spain. Every week, over 750,000
European subscribers receive our publications and over 300 European travel
companies advertise with Travelzoo to promote their sales and specials. As
the business continues to scale, it is critical that we attract top talent
like Stephen and Seema to drive the business to the next level. I look
forward to working with both of them and am delighted they have joined the
Travelzoo is a global Internet media company. Travelzoo's media
properties, which reach more than 11 million travel enthusiasts in the USA,
Canada, the UK and Germany, include the Travelzoo(R) Web site
(www.travelzoo.com), the Top 20(R) list, the Newsflash(TM) e-mail alert
service and SuperSearch(TM), a travel search engine. Travelzoo publishes
offers from more than 600 advertisers. Travelzoo's deal experts review each
offer to find the best travel deals and confirm their true value. Travelzoo
is headquartered in New York City.
About Travelzoo in Europe
Travelzoo has operated in Europe since 2005. Travelzoo's European
publications include the Travelzoo(R) Web site (www.travelzoo.co.uk) and
the Travelzoo Top 20(TM) e-mail newsletter, which is published in the UK
and Germany. In December 2006, The Daily Telegraph called Travelzoo
"something of an internet institution."
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