Who’s in the News
Nick Bell, VP of Content at Snap, who helped build out its shows, has announced his departure. Bell is the latest in a continuing trend of executive turnover at the company. (Bloomberg News)
Travel tech firm Sojern, an eTourism Summit sponsor, has landed a funding round of $120 million financed by TCV, a growth equity firm that has invested in companies including Airbnb, Expedia and ExactTarget. Sojern recently acquired Facebook marketing firm Adphorus (The Travel Vertical, 5/1/2018), and now with the new injection of money, the company is said to be actively exploring similar opportunities. In total, Sojern has raised $162.5 million to date. TCV general partner Woody Marshall joins Sojern’s board of directors. (PhocusWire)
TripActions, a corporate travel management and booking startup founded in 2015, has raised $154 million in Series C funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, while previous investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Zeev Ventures and SGVC also participated. The startup came out of beta in early 2017 and has raised $232 million in funding to date. Expect expansion of its Amsterdam-based R&D team, further development of technology such as custom-built chat systems, and driving adoption of services such as meetings and events solutions and the VIP program, TripActions Luxe. Ben Horowitz joins the board. (PhocusWire)
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Carson City Culture & Tourism Authority seeks an executive director.T his position is responsible for all aspects of promoting Carson City as a tourist destination by developing, planning, organizing, implementing, and overseeing tourism marketing and promotion programs plus projects to drive hotel, leisure sales, and tax revenues. Applications must be received by 11/16/2018 for interviews on 11/26/2018.
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Visit Seattle has an opening for Tourism Manager with 3-5 years’ experience in travel or destination tourism marketing.
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Atlas Obscura is hiring two new Editorial Fellows to craft original content about history, science, geography, exploration—any subject that’s filled with wonder and surprise. This paid, entry-level, Brooklyn-based position is lasts six months starting 01/02/2019.
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Traacker is seeking a VP-Influencer Marketing in its San Francisco HQ. The successful candidate will act as strategic influencer marketing partner at the CMO level.