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Dave Crawford Appointed Director of Airline and
Auto Rental Business Development
for VIP International
Calgary, Alberta, Canada – June 10, 2003 - VIP International today announced the addition of Dave Crawford as Director of Airline and Auto Rental Business Development.   In his new position, Dave will help VIP grow its car rental client base as well as take the lead role in further exploring and expanding the company’s newest market niche, airline reservation services.
“I am certainly excited to be working with such a great group of people,” Crawford stated, adding “VIP is known for providing world-class technology, service and support to their clients, and I look forward to helping spread the word to new car and airline partners around the world.”

A veteran of the semiconductor capital equipment industry, Dave was valedictorian of his undergraduate class, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics in Kansas City.  He went on to earn his MBA at California’s University of Santa Clara while 

Dave Crawford
holding various positions on the service side of the semiconductor industry for 12 years.

“My extensive experience working directly with customers in a capital-intensive, high-tech environment was excellent preparation for my role in the increasingly complex world of reservation distribution,” notes Crawford.

Rita Emmer, Vice President of Sales for VIP, said “We have more than doubled our hotel sales in the past 3 years, now it’s time to create the same results on the airline and car rental side of our business.”    Dave is a proven, world-class sales professional with impeccable ethics and fits right into the culture we work so hard to develop and maintain in VIP. We are absolutely thrilled to have Dave on board to help us tell our story. ”

Kelly Blake, President of VIP, added, “From our Board of Directors to our front line specialists, VIP is poised and ready for growth, and we know Dave will play a major role in helping us realize that growth.”

About VIP
Value, Integrity, Productivity – 23-year-old VIP International is a leading provider of reservation services for the hotel, car and airline industries.   With headquarters in Calgary and offices in Denver, Kansas City, Hong Kong, London and Buenos Aires, VIP provides leading-edge technology, service and support to a wide variety of clients requiring GDS and Internet connectivity and world-class voice services; serving clients like Interstate Hotels and Resorts, Clubhouse Inns and Suites, Candlewood Suites, Fox Rent a Car and Canadian North Airlines. 


Tina Waddell
VIP International Corporation
[email protected]


Also See Reservation Services Industry Veteran, Karen Englander, Appointed Vice President - Major Accounts at VIP International Corporation / July 2001

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