LONDON, 2 July 2019: Travellanda, a wholesale travel company headquartered in the UK, has boosted its sales and business development teams to expand its India, the Middle East and Spanish-speaking markets.
They are Ajay Rohila, who will take responsibility for the Indian subcontinent, Meltem Balkan, who will look after the Middle East, UK and Ireland and Carlos Correia, who will cover Portugal, Spain, South America, the USA and Canada.
All have strong track records of well over a decade in sales and account management, working for highly regarded companies in the travel industry.
Rohila joins from WebBeds, where he was responsible for building new strategic partnerships in the Indian subcontinent. Previously, as country manager, he established the TransHotel Online Reservation System in India. He was responsible for channel sales in the Delhi and NCR Region for Thomas Cook. Before that, he was a senior client relations executive at Cox & Kings.
Balkan has joined from Tripedia in Istanbul, where she was CMO, developing the Tripedia tours and activities platform through its start-up phase. Previously, she worked at Metglobal in Istanbul, where she managed a portfolio of meta and travel search sites, helped create the XML platform for Hotelspro and ran business development activities for B2B and B2C brands.
Correia joins from Altura Destination Services, where he was responsible for sales, business development and marketing strategy. Previously, he was an account manager at Hotelbeds.