After holding positions as Marketing Director for Hotel Plaza and Director of Sales and Marketing for Laguna Palace Hotel, both synonymous with the best in Venetian hotels, Francis-Louis Passerini started his own Internet service company in 2002. In this role, he quickly partnered with FASTBOOKING by becoming the company’s sales representative in Italy before advancing to the role of Director of FASTBOOKING’s Italian subsidiary in 2005. In May 2014, Francis began directing the region of Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is based in Venice. Francis is a graduate of the University of Bologne.
Sonia's knowledge is deeply rooted in the understanding of travelers booking needs & habits. Having spent 3 years with luxury travel & concierge company, Quintessentially in Hong Kong, Sonia has joined The Hotels Network to assist hotels in increasing the potential of their direct conversion journey through personalization & data-driven results. An honors graduate of Ryerson University in Toronto, specializing in Marketing, Sonia has lived in 3 different continents in the past 5 years and when traveling only books direct.
A specialist in digital marketing, Victor Galibert is now Product Expert for the EMEA market at AdRoll, an American acquisition and retargeting marketing platform where he was recruited to set up the French market. Previously, Victor worked for Public-Idées (TimeOne) as an Account Manager for all travel clients for 3 years. He started his career at Spartoo as Project Manager Germany where he was in charge of the digital strategy. Victor graduated from KEDGE Marseille, the Hochschule Bremen and Grenoble Ecole de Management.
Julien Touraine is Head of Global Sales at Availpro. His mission is to put technology at the heart of hotels and help them drive revenue in a data-driven world. Online Executive with over 15 years of experience in software and travel industry, his areas of expertise include leading multi-national team and cross department team, business development, strategic partnerships, strategy & sales. Over his career, Julien has gained significant experiences in launching a new brand on a new market (Rates To Go), developing sales and businesses (Availpro, Orbitz and Booking.com), and developing strategic partnerships and streamlining process operations (Availpro). With a 360° vision on the hotel environment, his knowledge helps hoteliers define the best digital strategy for growth.
Global Marketing & Communication Director