Travix appoints new CEO
John Mangelaars | from 1 February 1 2013
The Netherlands/Amsterdam, 23 January 2013 – International online travel company Travix International BV is appointing John Mangelaars as its CEO effective 1 February 2013. A new position at the online air ticket sales and hotel reservations specialist, whose brands include CheapTickets, BudgetAir, Easytobook, Vayama, Vliegwinkel and Flugladen.
John Mangelaars: “I am looking forward to sharing my passion and knowledge with the team and to working together to put the brands on the map internationally”. John worked at Microsoft for over 20 years, specializing in recent years in the sales and marketing of the online products MSN Messenger, Hotmail and Bing.
Years of experience
“John’s years of experience will help Travix and the existing leadership team to take the steps necessary to becoming a worldwide e-commerce specialist”, said Joop Drechsel, chairman of the Travix Supervisory Board and CEO of BCD. Travix is active in 19 countries, with 700 employees and annual sales of more than US$ 2 billion.
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Travix International BV, one of the leading global and the largest Dutch online travel agency, manages an extensive portfolio of travel-focused websites operating under the brand names CheapTickets, BudgetAir, Easytobook, Vayama, Vliegwinkel and Flugladen. Easytobook is specialist in online worldwide hotel reservations. The other brands provide both search and book capability for flight combinations worldwide on both scheduled and low cost airlines. In addition, these sites offer attractive pricing for hotels, car rentals, rail travel and holiday packages. Travix operates its 6 brands in 19 countries, employs almost 700 persons, with combined sales in excess of US$ 2 billion. Travix is part of BCD Holdings N.V.
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