MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Travix International B.V., one of the leading global online travel agencies, announced that Ted Jansen, has joined Travix as the new Executive Vice President for the Americas. Travix is committed to growing its global presence and Jansen will lead this effort in the Americas for U.S. (Vayama.com and BudgetAir.com), Canada (BudgetAir.ca) and new markets in Latin America.
Ted Jansen is a seasoned e-commerce and travel industry leader. Prior to joining Travix, Jansen spent six years at The Walt Disney Company as VP of product management and marketing for the Disney Parks Online group and three years at Expedia, Inc. as Sr. VP of product and retail. Jansen also led venture backed wine e-commerce services company IBG, Inc. (aka WineDirect) as President and CEO. In his new role, Jansen will lead the Americas brands and scale the business to introduce new product lines, brands and points of sale, such as Brazil later this year.
“Travix International is dedicated to providing travelers around the globe with the sharpest local deals and the widest choice of travel options by building a solid reputation in the online travel industry,” said Raymond Vrijenhoek, Managing Director at Travix. “We are thrilled to have Ted join the team to further enhance our global presence as the best international online travel provider.”
“Travix brands, Vayama and BudgetAir, are quickly becoming strong players in the North American online travel industry, delivering incredible travel deals with a unique focus on international travel,” said Jansen. “I look forward to building on that success by growing the brands in the Americas to ensure that our customers find great values and a superior customer experience.”
About Travix International B.V.
Travix International is a global travel company that manages an extensive portfolio of international travel websites operating under the brands: Vayama (USA), CheapTickets (Europe & Asia), Vliegwinkel.nl (Netherlands), BudgetAir (The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland, USA, Canada, France, Spain), Flugladen (Germany) and EasyToBook.com (Worldwide).
Travix operates in 16 countries, employs 430 staff and has combined sales in excess of USD $1.1Billion.
Vayama is an online travel agency uniquely focused on international travel. The company offers travelers a vast selection of flights through its online booking engine that taps into inventory not available on other online travel websites. Launched in 2007, Vayama has continued to expand its online international travel services to include features such as 24/7 customer service, premium economy and discounted hotel rates, activities and car rentals.
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