New appointment to drive adoption, customer service, and strategic partnerships throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
GetThere, the leading provider of corporate online travel reservation systems, has announced a senior European appointment. GetThere has appointed Brannon Winn director of account management and strategic partnerships in the EMEA region, as part of the company’s global support and expansion strategy.
Winn is based in France and will focus primarily on servicing the new and existing customer base, as well as driving adoption and expanding the GetThere offering through strategic partnerships.
Floyd Widener, Sabre Travel Network’s vice president corporate EMEA, explained: “We needed a stronger focus on helping customers drive up adoption after implementation. With a local account management team in place, clients can benefit from our experience in driving adoption of online booking processes, creating further cost savings and efficiencies.”
Winn has held numerous roles across Sabre Holdings throughout his six year tenure, most notably as managing consultant for Sabre Consulting, sales director for Sabre Exclusives North America, and most recently principal of merchant model development for Sabre Travel Network in EMEA.
The appointment follows that of Richard Adams, former GetThere European general manager, as leader of Sabre Travel Network for EMEA in October 2003. Widener’s role was also recently created. He was previously vice president of Sabre Travel Network France and Benelux.
GetThere is the leading provider of Web-based travel reservation systems for corporations and airlines. GetThere provides Web-based travel procurement including air, hotel, car and meeting planning to employees at leading corporations such as American Management Systems, Boeing, Cable and Wireless, ChevronTexaco, Cisco, Credit Suisse First Boston, Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), Honeywell, Nokia, PricewaterhouseCoopers and SBC Communications. GetThere also powers Web-based travel booking for leading airlines, including Air New Zealand, Alitalia, All Nippon Airways, Aloha Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways and United Airlines.
Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE: TSG) is a world leader in travel commerce, retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at http://www.sabre-holdings.com. More information about GetThere can be found at www.GetThere.com.