Booking.com has named Matt Swann as chief technology officer. He joins the company from StubHub, the event and ticketing marketplace, where he also served as CTO. He previously served as chief information officer at Citibank, and as vice president and global payments chief at Amazon
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has appointed Josh Littman as head of luxury development, Europe; and Jon Colley as head of development, UK and Ireland. Littman has wide experience in the luxury sector, having previously worked at Mandarin Oriental Hotels and Kerzner International’s Atlantis and One & Only brands. Colley has worked at Hilton Hotels and International Hotel Group, where he was CEO.
Virgin Atlantic has named Juha Jarvinen as executive vice president, commercial, starting in January; and Ash Jokhoo as senior vice president, technology, starting in February. Jarvinen brings over 20 years of aviation experience with him and joins from Finnair, where he is currently chief commercial officer. Jokhoo joins Virgin Atlantic from Centrica, where he is currently chief information officer for British Gas.
Tripkicks, a travel technology company, has named Colleen Black as an advisor. She has over 30 years of experience in corporate travel management at Carlson Wagonlit Travel, BCD Travel and others. Tripkicks rewards business travelers for making cost saving travel decisions.