Singapore and Munich, Germany – October 15, 2015 – TrustYou announced today that Jens Uwe Parkitny will serve as the company’s new advisor in the Asia-Pacific market. Jens is an online travel veteran who started his career as a Senior Producer in Microsoft’s Travel Business Unit in 1997, the division that launched the online travel agency Expedia. In 1999, when Expedia spun-off from Microsoft, Jens became one of the founding members of Expedia, Inc.
Jens’ appointment comes just days after TrustYou announced that it took over Brand Karma’s online reputation management product and will plan for aggressive growth throughout the Asia-Pacific market. In this advisory role, Jens will assist in TrustYou’s expansion plans in the Asia-Pacific market, as well as advise on future developments to best cater to the region.
“I can say with full conviction that I am thrilled to join TrustYou's Board of Advisors and share my experience and knowledge to support the team to become even more successful,” says Jens Uwe Parkitny. “I have been following TrustYou's rise as a leader in online reputation management and Meta-Reviews from early on, and I admire the founders and their team for the innovative solutions that they create.”
Jens’s career at Expedia spanned over 15 years. Among others, he served as Vice President & Managing Director of Expedia.com GmbH in Munich before becoming the Managing Director of the Expedia Affiliate Network in Asia Pacific, a white label B2B distribution service which became one of the fastest growing business divisions within Expedia, Inc. He also served as a member of the board of eLong, one of the largest online travel agencies in China. Over the past three years, Jens worked as Vice President of Digital Marketing & Distribution for Accor Asia Pacific. In this role, he was responsible for website sales and development in eight geographic online point-of-sales as well as for managing and developing high performing online marketing teams in Australia, New Zealand, India, SE Asia, Japan, Korea and China.
“We know Jens since we started TrustYou and are super excited to finally work together. His extensive knowledge of the digital travel space and the Asia-Pacific marketplace make him ideally suited to represent and grow TrustYou’s presence in the region,” says TrustYou CEO Benjamin Jost.
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TrustYou’s mission is to positively influence travelers’ decisions by searching, analyzing, and distilling hundreds of millions of travel reviews from across the web.TrustYou’s data and web based software are used extensively by hotels, accommodations, and restaurants to monitor, survey, and act upon guest feedback, all with the aim of providing better service, more influence and enhanced online presence. For travel intermediaries, TrustYou offers Meta-Reviews™ (based solely on verified travel reviews, not including TripAdvisor) to help travelers purchase wisely. For more information about TrustYou, visit www.staging.trustyou.com.