LONDON, 15th April 2015 – ebookers.com, one of Europe’s premier travel agents, owned and operated by global online company Orbtiz Worldwide, today announce the appointment of Nigel Pocklington as Senior Vice President and President, who will start his new position on 18th May.
In his London-based role, Pocklington, who has a wealth of experience holding senior travel industry roles, will be responsible for ebookers’ business strategy, development and operations across 12 countries in Europe.
Taking over from outgoing president Tamer Tamer, Nigel joins ebookers from online financial marketing business Media Ingenuity, where he currently serves as CEO. Prior to this, he spent six years at Expedia within its Hotel.com business holding a number of leadership positions including global Chief Marketing Officer and Managing Director for EMEA.
Before Hotels.com, Nigel spent over ten years at Pearson PLC, serving initially as Director of Strategy and Development before moving to the Financial Times as Director of Online Publishing, where he was responsible for the newspaper’s digital businesses, including FT.com.
Commenting on Nigel Pocklington’s appointment, Orbitz Group CEO, Barney Harford said: “I’m very pleased to welcome Nigel Pocklington as the new president of ebookers. Nigel brings a great depth of experience in both online travel and marketing, meaning he is well positioned to develop the industry leading BONUS+ loyalty programme launched last summer and drive continued growth across Europe for the business.”
“ebookers is a tremendous brand with a long history of delivering innovation and value,” said Nigel Pocklington, incoming President of ebookers.com. “Cutting edge mobile services and the BONUS+ rewards give customers a very real reason to choose ebookers in a competitive market. I’m excited to be joining the team and look forward to building on the great work that’s been done.”
For further information please contact Nadia Goodman or Keji Olutimayin in the ebookers press office on 020 7100 7100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ebookers.com, one of Europe’s premier online travel agents, prides itself on making booking decisions easier, providing honest and impartial advice, and giving travellers more rewarding travel – such as its FREE Bonus+ rewards loyalty programme where customers can earn up to 5% cash back rewards. ebookers is owned and operated by Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW). ebookers has origins going back 20 years and close relationships with leading travel suppliers of hotels and airlines. ebookers offers a huge selection of choice from over 250 airlines, tens of thousands of hotels around the globe and car hire from most of the major international brands. ebookers.com sells a full range of travel products online and over the telephone through 24/7 call centres and through some retail outlets.
About Orbitz Worldwide
Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW) is a global online travel company using technology to transform the way consumers around the world plan and purchase travel. Orbitz Worldwide operates the consumer travel planning sites Orbitz (orbitz.com), ebookers (ebookers.com), HotelClub (hotelclub.com) and CheapTickets (cheaptickets.com). Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Partner Network (orbitzpartnernetwork.com) delivers private label travel technology solutions to a broad range of partners including some of the world’s largest airlines, bank loyalty programmes and travel agencies, and Orbitz for Business (orbitzforbusiness.com) delivers managed travel solutions for companies of all sizes. Orbitz Worldwide makes investor relations information available at investors.orbitz.com.