News for the Hospitality Executive
Joins Executive Team
Highly regarded industry veteran to help build VFM’s
hotel media production and distribution business
|Toronto (February 27, 2008) – VFM Interactive,
the leading producer and distributor of hotel rich visual content, is pleased
to announce that Louise Meyer has joined its senior management team.
In her role as Vice President Hotels, Louise will oversee and continue
to expand the Company’s relationships with major hotel brands and chains.
Louise is very passionate about the hotel industry and electronic distribution in particular. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge with over 20 years of experience in travel and hotel distribution, most recently as Senior Director, Hotel and Car Sales and Marketing for Galileo by Travelport where she was responsible for sales, marketing, business development, and new product strategy and roll out for Galileo’s hotel and car businesses.
“I’m thrilled that Louise has agreed to join the VFM team – especially since she first came to know us as a client and partner while at Galileo and was instrumental in Galileo’s decision to adopt our Vscape platform to manage all of its hotel rich media,” said Paolo Boni, President and CEO at VFM. “Louise’s hotel and electronic distribution expertise makes a her a perfect fit for our team and will play an important role as we continue grow and deliver superior media management and distribution solutions to the hotel industry.”
“Having had the opportunity to work with VFM in my previous role, I was extremely impressed by their unique vision, industry leading products and services and commitment to deliver results for their customers” commented Louise. “I’m delighted to be joining their team and look forward to contributing to VFM’s continued success”.
About VFM Interactive
VFM Interactive is the leading end-to-end provider of online media production and distribution solutions for the hotel and travel industry. VFM helps hotel and travel companies enhance their online marketing through rich visual content including still images, videos, 360º virtual tours and Flash presentation. VFM’s Vscape® platform allows hotels to manage and distribute their rich media content on the industry’s largest and fastest-growing distribution network of more than 25,000 websites where consumers most often research and purchase travel products. This network includes online travel agencies, travel suppliers, search portals and Global Distribution Systems such as Travelocity, Orbitz, Priceline, TripAdvisor, American Airlines, Yahoo!, SideStep, Sabre, Galileo and Worldspan. VFM’s Vscape media distribution platform is utilized by more than 35,000 hotels from dozens of major hotel chains and resorts from brands and management companies including Best Western, Choice, Crowne Plaza, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Interstate, La Quinta, Marriott, Outrigger, Radisson, Regent, Sheraton, Sol Meliá, W, Westin and Wyndham. For more information, visit www.vfmii.com.
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|VFM Interactive and Omni Hotels Complete Study on the Impact of Rich Visual Media On Hotel Bookings / October 2007|
|VFM Interactive's Vscape® Selected by La Quinta to Distribute Hotel Company's Photograph Images / January 2006|
|Galileo International to Add Still and Rich Media Image Content from VFM Interactive / November 2005|
|The Majority of Online Travelers Rate Hotel Visuals Among Top Influencing Factors in Selecting a Hotel Online / November 2005|
|Accor North America To Enhance Online Presence of Sofitel and Novotel Brands; Selects VFM Interactive as Rich Media Services Provider / November 2005|
|VFM Interactive’s Innovation and Expansion Delivers Strong Client and Distribution Growth Reinforcing VFM Market Leadership Position / September 2005|
|VFM Interactive Expands Board of Directors Amid Record Growth; Appoints 20-year Veteran Michael W. McCormick to New Seat / September 2005|
|Worldspan Becomes First GDS to Use VFM to Distribute Stills & Rich Media / August 2005|
|Le Méridien Adopts VFM's Vscape for Photo & Rich Media Distribution / July 2005|
|Sol Meliá Partners with VFM to Use Videos to Market Resorts Online / July 2005|
|Best Western Partners with VFM Interactive in Unprecedented Rich Media Strategy / June 2005|
|VFM Interactive Launches Vscape® – a Rich Media Distribution Solution Providing Unprecedented Control to Hotels / June 2005|
|After Seeing Tremendous Response to Pilot Online Videos, W Hotels Partners with VFM Interactive to Add Online Video Tours to All its Properties / March 2005|
|VFM Interactive releases PhotoFlicks®; Innovative Rich Media Turns Still Photographs into Audio-enhanced Slide Shows to Increase Hotel Bookings Online / November 2004|
|Vantis Partners with VFM Interactive to offer Hotel Clients Rich Media Solutions / October 2004|
|Rich Content Such as Internet Videos, Virtual Tours and Flash Presentations Significantly Impact the Buying Decision of Consumers Researching and Booking Hotels Online / December 2003|
|Online Rich Content Is an Important Branding Asset as Well as a Compelling Marketing Tool for Hotel Franchisees to Drive Revenues Through All Online Channels, Both Direct and Indirect / January 2004|