WebBeds, the world’s fastest growing B2B travel intermediary, providing accommodation and ground product distribution services to the travel industry, has announced the appointment of James Phillips to the position of WebBeds’ President – Americas.
WebBeds has appointed the newest member of its Senior Leadership team, underscoring its strategic focus on the Americas as a key region for travel and for the growth of its business.
WebBeds’ Americas commercial region encompasses sizable markets from the United States and Canada in the northern hemisphere to Mexico, Brazil and Argentina in the south. WebBeds considers the size and scope of these markets as an important engine of growth as it seeks to expand its footprint in the region. Daryl Lee, CEO WebBeds, said: “We have great ambitions for the Americas commercial region. James and the Americas team will be continuing the already incredible strides we have made, delivering sustainable value to our partners, and driving strong commercial outcomes”.
James joins WebBeds today, bringing his extensive, 25-year travel and hospitality career to the company. James’ experience in the industry started with a leading tour operator. He then spent a decade working with the Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Kempinski group of hotels. Subsequently, he held leadership roles with GTA for sourcing in the EMEA and Americas regions and with Hotelbeds for Sales and Marketing. Most recently, James has been advising several companies, working with the state of Connecticut’s venture capital arm on its travel portfolio.
With this appointment, Ossama Wagdi, who has been WebBeds’ Acting President – Americas, will move to a Senior Advisor role for WebBeds and Chairman of Umrah Holidays International.