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TIG Global Expands European Operations
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Jeff Down to Bring 15 Years of International Travel Industry Experience
WASHINGTON, DC – June 18, 2007 - TIG Global (www.TIGglobal.com), the leader in interactive marketing for the hospitality industry, today announced that Jeff Down has joined the company as Regional Director of Sales for Europe. Down has extensive knowledge of the European travel industry and will bolster TIG Global’s aggressive international expansion.

Down brings over 15 years of European travel industry experience to TIG Global, the past eight of which were spent in key management roles with hospitality focused internet marketing companies. Prior to joining TIG Global, Down led business development in European markets at Open World, a global interactive marketing agency serving hotel groups and individual hotels. 

“I am delighted to be a part of the team at TIG Global,” Down said. “Working in the European travel distribution industry, I am familiar with many of the e-marketing providers. TIG Global’s service offering is the most comprehensive service offering that I have encountered and their experience and proven success in driving internet revenues are in high demand. I look forward to implementing TIG Global’s services across the continent.”

TIG Global CEO Frederic W. Malek is equally pleased to have Down contributing to the European expansion.

“We welcome Jeff to our team and more importantly, to our clients. Jeff’s expertise and understanding of the international travel market will be a tremendous asset as we continue to refine and perfect our ability to capture online demand for our clients worldwide. Jeff’s additional experience in the interactive space will allow him to naturally articulate the TIG Global value proposition and recommend our proven solutions to meet the specific online marketing needs of hotels and resorts and other hospitality businesses.”
 
TIG Global has over 500 clients located throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. To serve clients worldwide, TIG Global offers website translations, multi language websites, a vast network of internationally based strategic linking partners, email and pay-per-click marketing campaigns tailored to all international markets, and websites optimized for major search engines around the world.

About TIG Global:
TIG Global, (www.TIGglobal.com) headquartered in Washington, DC, is the leading provider of interactive marketing services for the hospitality industry. TIG Global's e-marketing programs raise Internet visibility, drive demand and revenue online, and deliver unrivaled ROI to clients. Named one of DC’s “Fastest Growing Companies” by the Washington Business Journal, TIG Global serves over 500 hospitality clients located throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. 

Contact:

 TIG Global
Molly McElroy
202.465.3962
mmcelroy@TIGGlobal.com

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