ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Travel Holdings, Inc., a leading worldwide travel distribution company, has named Ted Jansen as President and Managing Director of Travel Holdings eCommerce. Jansen will lead the business division for the consumer-facing websites in the Travel Holdings, Inc. portfolio, which includes LastMinuteTravel.com, Last Minute Travel Club, LastMinuteCruises.com, and EasyClickTravel.com.
Jansen comes to the company after spending the last two years as President and CEO of IBG, Inc., a wine industry e-commerce direct-to-market company. He provided strategic direction that helped the company raise over $17 million in capital investment while cutting costs by 40 percent. Jansen also led the creation of the industry's first-ever direct-to-trade marketplace through WineRevolution.com, which allowed wineries to sell directly to restaurants and retailers in 14 states.
Jansen also served as a Senior Vice President Product and Retail at Expedia, Inc., where he managed the retail operations of Expedia.com, the world's largest travel marketplace. Prior to his work at Expedia, he spent nearly seven years working for The Walt Disney Company, where he led the development of Disney Parks' ecommerce initiatives.
"We're excited to add Ted to our rapidly growing company," said Uri Argov, President and CEO of Travel Holdings, Inc. "His proven track record will help expand our online business while continuing to provide consumers outstanding travel deals that are among the best in the industry."
About Travel Holdings®
Travel Holdings, Inc.® (www.travelholdings.com), one of the most distinctive and expansive travel distribution companies in the world, was created in early 2004 through the merger of Tourico Holidays®, Last Minute Travel™ and Travel Global Systems (TGS). Travel Holdings® uses proprietary technology to supply travel inventory at competitive pricing, integrating with all segments of the online travel industry including retail, wholesale, group, travel agents, corporate and affiliates. The company is a truly global organization with headquarters in Orlando and additional, local offices across the United States, South America, Europe and Asia.
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