US: Monaker Group has appointed Alexandra Zubko to its board of directors, bringing the total number of directors on the board to eight.
Zubko brings a proven track record of leading digital innovation in the hotel industry to Monaker, having served as chief customer officer and general manager for the Americas at SaaS-based digital tool provider Triptease. Prior to that, she held the position of VP and head of global global strategy at InterContinental Hotels Group and served as engagement manager at McKinsey & Co., as well as launched online social networking platform TripTrips.
Monaker Group CEO Bill Kerby said: “Alexandra’s passion for digital travel innovation, entrepreneurial successes, and extensive experience with SaaS companies in the travel industry makes her an exceptionally valuable addition to our board.
“We look forward to her insights and guidance as we continue to advance the development and global commercialisation of our Monaker Booking Engine and expand our portfolio of integrated travel distributors,” he added.
Zubko began her career as a financial analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co.
She said: “I’m excited to join the board of Monaker, with its technology that delivers innovation to the alternative lodging and vacation rental market by solving major pain points for both distributors and consumers with its instant-booking capabilities and more.
“Having worked in the travel industry from many perspectives, I’m looking forward to contributing ideas to further advance the technology and enhance the customer experience for both our distribution partners and travel consumers,” she added.
The new addition to Monaker’s board once received the prestigious IHIF Young Person Leader Award. Zubko also holds a BA in Economics from Columbia University and an MBA in global general management, startups and international development.
The Monaker Booking Engine (MBE) Application Program Interface (API) allows Monaker’s integrated travel distributors and downstream partners to book commissionable vacation rentals from Monaker’s global inventory, which comprises of vacation rental homes, villas, chalets, apartments, condos, resort residences and castles.
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