Qunar strengthens its management team and aims for international expansion
Qunar has strengthened its management team with two vice-presidential appointments. Nina Kubik-Cheng has been appointed as sales & business development vice-president and Victory Zhang as hotel product vice-president. With these new hires, Qunar will continue to expand upon its position as the dominant online travel portal in China.
Nina Kubik-Cheng is responsible for overall management of sales and customer service for Qunar. Before joining Qunar, Nina worked for Dow Jones & Co. for eight years from a regional advertising manager to a managing director of advertising sales in Asia. Having worked in advertising for almost 20 years Nina has a solid understanding of the Asia market. Nina said, “Qunar is a unique platform using leading technology to serve the fast developing travel market. I think my knowledge of the advertising industry will help Qunar to achieve its business goals. I am looking forward tothe most exciting part of my career, working for Qunar.”
Victory Zhang is responsible for overall management of hotel products. He has more than seven years work experience in the economy hotel industry, first as the marketing manager of Home Inn, later on as the Marketing Director of Jinjiang Inn, China’s largest domestic hotel chain. Victory said, “With my rich marketing experience and full understanding of the industry, I will lead the team to provide industry best hotel products to our customers.”
Fritz Demopoulos, Co-founder and CEO of Qunar.com, said: “The increasing affluence amongst the Chinese people is driving the growing demand for domestic and international travel services. As our business continues to grow, it is important for us to find the right people to lead the teams to accelerate our growth. Today’s appointments represent our optimism and commitment in this market.” Also, Qunar will relocate to a new 700sqm office in September due to the rapid growth of the company.
Based in Beijing, Qunar.com is a vertical search engine that focuses on providing the most comprehensive and accurate pricing information for travel services. Qunar’s users are able to search and compare prices for flights and accommodation - all the information that travelers need before making a purchase decision.
Launched in May 2005, the web site has quickly become a top new travel media in China in three years and is recognized as the “new star” in the Chinese online travel space. Qunar offers an audience that represents China’s upwardly mobile new generation of consumers who are frequent travelers, comfortable with online transactions and willing to spend a significant amount of their disposable income on traveling to new and exciting places.
Qunar means “Where are you going?” in Mandarin Chinese.
For more information, please visit www.qunar.com