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. Today, Francis is Managing Director Italy, Middle East and Africa.He is also directing D-EDGE global Web Studio. He is based in Venice. Francis is a graduate of the University of Bologne
Gianluca has been working for TripAdvisor since 2011. After the experience as Senior Sales Executive at the European Headquarter in London, in 2013 he is appointed Territory Manager for Italy, Turkey, Greece, Malta e Cyprus, playing the role of official spokesperson and main representative of the hotel division “Tripadvisor For Business”. Since 2016, he’s in charge of business development and metasearch campaigns optimization activities for some of the largest hotel chains and marketing agencies in South Europe. Expert in digital marketing, hotel distribution strategies and metasearch, Gianluca is also very active as University lecturer in Italy and abroad.
When he was a kid, Alessandro used to play with transistors and programmed the Commodore 64 and the first Apple. He became fascinated by the idea that that to build anything you need the coordinated effort of many people, so he graduated in Psychology of Work and Organizations in Padua; finally (for now) he did an MBA at the MIB School of Management in Trieste. In terms of real-world experience, he has dealt with market research, marketing and communication, sales techniques, technological and IT systems for disability, management systems for Hospitality, SMEs, organized catering and retail, and product management in POS, PMS , ERP, CRM and Business Intelligence. He has also given Information Technology courses for Hospitality in management schools.
Since joining The Hotels Network in 2018, Lucia is responsible for growing the Italian market by working closely with hotel brands to help optimize their direct booking strategy. Passionate about the tourism industry, she studied hospitality and revenue management. After gaining valuable experience in online distribution at an e-commerce company, she spent four years as Business Developer for Europe and Asia at an OTA for luxury hotels. Today Lucia is a strong believer in the power of personalization when it comes to increasing direct conversion!
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