News for the Hospitality Executive
DC (May 30, 2007) — Stephen P. Holmes, chairman and chief executive officer
of Wyndham Worldwide, has been named the 2007 inductee into the Travel
Industry Hall of Leaders. Distinguished individuals are named to
the Hall of Leaders maintained by the Travel Industry Association (TIA)
for “sustained, noteworthy contributions that have positively impacted
the travel industry, stimulated greater achievement, and raised industry-wide
Holmes will be honored during a dinner before hundreds of travel industry leaders October 23rd in Charlotte, North Carolina during the Marketing Outlook Forum, an annual industry conference run by TIA.
“Steve Holmes stood out from one of the highest ranking lists of candidates that I’ve seen,” commented John Ueberroth, chair of the selection committee and chairman and CEO of Preferred Hotel Group. “Members of the committee were impressed by Steve’s deep involvement in the travel industry as a whole and by the fact that he could always be called upon on the industry’s behalf.”
“Steve is a great example of a top business executive with tremendous responsibilities who can still make time for contributions to the entire industry,” said Roger J. Dow, TIA’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “He serves on the executive committee of the World Travel and Tourism Council and makes himself available in a host of other ways through which he has demonstrated broad industry leadership.”
Holmes’ firm, Wyndham Worldwide, is one of the world’s largest hospitality companies with $3.5 billion in revenues employing approximately 30,000 people and operating in more than 100 countries. Holmes has been chairman and CEO since Wyndham Worldwide was formed in 2006. He previously served as vice chairman and a member of the board of directors for former Wyndham parent Cendant Corporation where he oversaw Cendant’s hotel franchise, vehicle rental, and timeshare businesses as chairman and CEO of Cendant’s Travel Content Division. Holmes was also executive vice president and CFO of HFS Incorporated and previously was a managing director of The Blackstone Group.
Holmes will be the 77th travel industry professional inducted into the Travel Industry Hall of Leaders since it was created in 1969. The 2006 inductee was Jonathan Linen, former vice chair of American Express.
The Travel Industry Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the $700 billion travel industry. TIA's mission is to promote and facilitate increased travel to and within the United States. TIA is proud to be a partner in travel with American Express. For more information, visit www.tia.org.
|Also See:||Cendant Corp.Splitting Itself into Four Separate Public Companies - The Cendant Name Will be Retired; Stephen Holmes Will Head the Hotel and Timeshare Spinoff / October 2005|
|Jonathan M. Tisch, Chairman & CEO of Loews Hotels, Chosen the 2002 Inductee to the Travel Industry Hall of Leaders / Aug 2002|
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