MIAMI -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Skyscanner (www.skyscanner.com), the world’s fastest growing international travel search company, today announced the appointment of Alex Rahe as the General Manager for the Americas.
Alex will manage Skyscanner´s expansion into the North and South American markets, as well as drive the company´s strategy and development in the region. Based in the new Miami office, Alex will report to Frank Skivington, Skyscanner’s Chief Commercial Officer.
Alex brings with him more than 20 years of senior commercial experience running a number of travel companies´ sales and marketing operations in the Americas, including Saudi Arabian Airlines, Sixt rent a car, Star Alliance, and Lufthansa. He joins Skyscanner from the Global Business Travel Association Foundation, where he was Director of Business Development, a role which saw him responsible for market development and growth in Latin America and Europe.
Gareth Williams, Skyscanner’s Co-founder and CEO said, “In the last year, we’ve seen a 65 percent growth in visits to our site from across the Americas and Alex brings a wealth of experience and expertise in establishing travel companies in these markets. He will play a key role in driving our growth forward in the Americas, as we seek to become the world´s most trusted online travel search site.”
Alex commented, “I am excited to be joining Skyscanner at an important stage of international growth of content and customer base. Skyscanner is a unique global travel brand and I look forward to building on the current success it has gained in Europe and the Asia Pacific region.”
Skyscanner is the leading global travel search company documented by over 60 million visits per month, with its highly-rated apps having been downloaded more than 25 million times. The company operates in 40 countries worldwide with a new office in Miami to serve North and South America and Canada, as well as offices in Barcelona, Beijing, Singapore and the UK.
Skyscanner is a leading global travel search site offering a truly comprehensive, free flight search service as well as instant online comparisons for hotels and car hire. Founded in 2003, Skyscanner receives over 25 million unique visitors each month. Skyscanner is optimised worldwide and is available in 30 languages. Skyscanner’s highly-rated free mobile apps are available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Windows 8 devices and have been downloaded over 25 million times. The privately-owned company employs over 250 staff and has its global headquarters in Edinburgh with regional hubs in Singapore, Beijing, Barcelona and Miami.
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