- Tomeu Gili recruited as Regional Sales Director for Asia and the Middle East & Africa.
- Giny Jin-Young Jun to be the Bedsonline Regional Sales Manager for South East Asia and Korea.
- News follows recent announcement of Bedsonline consolidation, with GTA retail customers migrating onto Bedsonline’s class-leading booking platform used exclusively by travel agents.
- Inclusion of GTA’s retail product portfolio significantly enlarges range of exclusively contracted content available to travel agents only – increasing hotels from 55,000 to 180,000.
Bedsonline, the leading global provider of accommodation and complementary travel products exclusively for travel agents, has today announced the strengthening of its senior leadership team and the structure for South East Asia and Korea.
Tomeu Gili has joined the team as the Director of Sales for Bedsonline’s Asian, Middle Eastern and African source markets, a new position created combining both regions under one leader. In this role Tomeu will be based in Dubaiand will lead a team of 70 sales managers.
Tomeu brings with him over 20 years of experience in the travel industry, most recently in leadership positions for companies such as Destinations of the World, RTS and Gowaii Corp.
Originally Tomeu worked for Bedsonline in senior leadership roles for 12 years since the brand’s launch in 2003. During this time, he held a range of positions including Head of Sales for Middle East and Asia Pacific and Head of Sales for South Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and Africa.
In addition, Giny Jin-Young Jun has been appointed as the Bedsonline Regional Sales Manager for South East Asia and Korea. Giny will be responsible for launching the new brand and providing Bedsonline’s clients – made up solely of travel agents – in the South East Asia and Korea markets with the highest standards of customer service, along with further expanding and diversifying the number of travel agent subscribers.
Previously Giny was with Tourico Holidays, which was acquired by Hotelbeds in 2017, for 8 years and was most recently the Director of Sales APAC. Before Tourico Holidays she has worked for 6 years in Hanatour and held a number of roles covering areas such as suppliers through to travel technology.
In this role Giny will be based in Seoul, Korea and will lead a team of 11 people. Additionally, the roles reporting to Giny have been confirmed. In key account manager roles Anuchit Thitinantkupt has been appointed to Thailand and Kyungpyo Lee will cover Korea, whilst Maria Encarnacion Garcia, Rex Al Omega Catubig, and Tsz Shing Chan will be in charge of Philippines, with Shane Leow Kean Hoi leading the Malaysia market.
Tomeu Gili, Retail Travel Agents Director for Asia, The Middle East and Africa, comments: It’s an honor to be coming back to Bedsonline. I was privileged to be part of the team that launched the brand over 15 years ago in Spain and witness its rapid expansion at that time. Now, with a portfolio of over 50,000 travel agency customers worldwide backed by a class leading booking platform that has gone from strength to strength, this is an exciting time indeed to be returning to the business.
“As part of the recent rebranding and launch of our new value proposition, we’re dedicated to continually improving the customer experience, beyond simply our highly sophisticated booking platform with its advanced functionalities. Essential to this is having in place strong teams with unbeatable local knowledge and commitment to the best service possible for our purely travel agent only customer base. I´m certain that in Giny and her team have the best line-up available in the market.”
Giny Jin-Young Jun, Regional Sales Manager, South East Asia and Korea at Bedsonline, comments: “I am very pleased to be taking on this role and having such a strong team in place during this decisive stage in the development of the Bedsonline brand. Throughout South East Asia and Korea we already have started reaching out to our travel partners – who are made up solely of travel agents – to explain how they will benefit from the new and enhanced Bedsonline offering. This includes enhancements we have made by meticulously selecting the best-of-class functionalities from each legacy business, as well as the growth of our product portfolio to reach over 180,000 hotels and the strengthened position to negotiate the best deals for our travel partners.”
Recently it was announced that the parent company of both GTA and Bedsonline, Hotelbeds, will consolidate its retail product portfolio and globally offer the newly refreshed Bedsonline brand and platform – establishing the world’s leading provider of accommodation and complementary services designed exclusively for use by travel agents only.
The strategic milestone followed extensive consultation with customers since Tourico Holidays and GTA – along with its retail brands TravelBound and TravelCube – joined Hotelbeds in 2017.
A migration plan is already underway by speaking with the travel agent customers of GTA about the benefits of moving onto Bedsonline’s booking platform – where the combination of the GTA retail brand’s content will increase from 55,000 to 180,000 the number of hotels available to customers. Clients will have sufficient time to transition at their own pace and both workshops and technical support will be on hand to support a seamless migration.
Crypto Earn: Now Earn 8% p.a. on EOS Deposits
Crypto.com, the pioneering payments and cryptocurrency platform, announced today that it has added EOS to Crypto Earn, allowing users to enjoy up to 8% p.a. on their deposits.
In addition to having EOS available in Crypto Earn, deposit and withdrawal of EOS is also enabled on the Crypto.com App.
EOS.IO is a free, open-source blockchain software protocol that provides developers and entrepreneurs with a platform on which to build, deploy and run high-performing blockchain applications. It is currently supporting over 260 projects.
Crypto Earn now supports 16 coins including BTC, ETH, LTC, XRP, BNB, TUSD, PAX, USDC, MCO, BAT, LINK, CRO, MKR, DAI, PAXG with the addition of EOS. Interest is paid out weekly in the coin deposited with flexible, 1-month or 3-month terms available. Users earn more by staking at least 500 MCO.
Note: For the U.S. users, both deposit and withdrawal of EOS and Crypto Earn deposit in EOS are initially available in 38 states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
World’s Largest Blockchain Application Competition ‘Klaytn Horizon’ Winners Announced
Klaytn, the leading blockchain project led by the South Korean Internet giant Kakao announced the winners for its BApp (Blockchain Application) competition, ‘Klaytn Horizon.’
Klaytn Horizon invited all developers worldwide to build blockchain applications on the Klaytn platform whose mainnet launched this past June. Prioritizing its efforts towards mass blockchain adoption and ecosystem building, Klaytn prospected for competent blockchain projects that can facilitate blockchain experience.
Over 100 projects were submitted by developers across the globe including Korea, U.S., China, France, Russia, Switzerland, Slovakia, India, the Philippines, and many others. Most of the projects are Klaytn-based tools including wallets and exchanges that enhance BApp development and usability. The judges selected 15 award-winning teams that have the most potential to deliver practical service with meaningful values based on user-friendly blockchain experience.
The top five winners of the Klaytn Horizon are as follows:
Exnomy (India & Korea)
Exnomy is a hybrid cryptocurrency exchange that enables a handful of cryptocurrencies tradeable with Klaytn’s token KLAY based on high scalability and competitive gas fee structure. It combines high security with fast transaction speed.
Jetstream is a Chrome browser extension wallet that enables the transfer of KLAY and KCT (Klaytn Compatible Tokens) as well as Klaytn-based non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The fees incurred by users can also be delegated to a service provider to ensure an effective user experience.
Klay.exchange (The Philippines & Korea)
Klay.exchange is a decentralized exchange protocol supporting the value transfer of KLAY and KCT. Based on an intuitive swap algorithm, the service allows simple and easy blockchain experience for users.
KUSD Stablecoin (U.S. & Russia)
KUSD is the stablecoin solution that seeks to effectively mitigate the arbitration risk and price volatility by pegging KLAY to US Dollar. KUSD also provides toolkits such as ‘Klaybook’ to facilitate smart contract deployment and ‘Klayfee,’ which enables fee delegation for Klaytn-based BApps.
Odin for Klaytn (Korea)
Odin for Klaytn is a real-time smart contract auditing service that allows developers to easily analyze and review their smart contracts in order to prevent security risk. It also issues immutable audit reports to certify smart contracts that no longer contain security risks or code errors.
The first five teams of Tier 1 will receive $100,000 each, which will be awarded in KLAY, while Tier 2 (the second five teams) and Tier 3 (the third five teams) will receive $50,000 and $30,000 worth of KLAY each.
The winning teams will also be promoted and listed on ‘DApp.com’ and ‘State of the DApps,’ which are also Klaytn’s partners. Over a dozen Klaytn-based BApps are already listed on both DApp.com and State of the Dapps. With the winning BApps to be additionally listed, we can expect to see a richer Klaytn ecosystem.
“We are excited to welcome prospective blockchain services in various industry domains including finance, entertainment, lifestyle, and technology,” said Chase Choi, the Head of Business. “Klaytn is going to provide the winning teams with full support on business and technical sides for successful service operation and mutual growth with us. To foster a healthy blockchain ecosystem, we also excluded gambling services,” he added.
For more information on the 15 winning projects, visit the official Klaytn Horizon webpage at www.klaytnhorizon.com.
Assured Asset Management Launches Supply Chain Finance Solution with Shui On Group
Assured Asset Management (“Assured”), a Hong Kong-based technology-driven asset manager, has launched its Traceable Accounts Payable (“TAP”) platform with the Shui On Group. TAP is a blockchain-based digital payment system backed by approved supplier account receivables and contract payables issued by anchor enterprises. The partnership aims to leverage TAP to illuminate transaction flows deep within Shui On’s construction supply chain.
TAP addresses a crucial pain point for business leaders: the lack of efficient, reliable and transparent methods for SMEs buried within supply chains to access liquidity. TAP leverages blockchain technology to record the transfer of goods and services and provides verifiable records of SME involvement in deep-tier anchor operations that enable access to liquidity regardless of SME size. TAP adds a new capacity for liquidity providers, banks and credit investors to access the yields of SMEs while using the credit profile of anchor enterprises through verifiable and immutable sourcing records.
Assured is partnering with the Shui On Group to integrate Assured’s core competency in financial technology development with Shui On’s Chinese construction supply chain to launch the platform. Together, the two firms aim to release a solution that benefits all stakeholders within Shui On’s supply chain, including Shui On, SME counterparties and financial institutions.
“Technology-enabled supply chain finance for small and medium enterprises is a significant growth opportunity in today’s financial industry,” said Robert Cheung, CEO of Assured Asset Management. “The TAP platform enables end-to-end financing within the entire supply chain using modern technologies to resolve the difficulties of SME credit risk assessment and address the unique financing needs of SMEs. We are delighted that Shui On resonates with the value of TAP and are excited for a great partnership going forward.”
“A robust supply chain is instrumental for Shui On. By creating an immutable audit trail, the TAP platform will benefit SMEs within our supply chain as well as our core business by illuminating transactions deep within our supply chain and reducing the risk of fraud and error,” said Allan Zhang, Executive Director of Shui On. “This partnership will provide a powerful solution to strengthen the overall efficiency and transparency of our construction supply chain. We see great long-term business value in adopting TAP to issue account receivables among our suppliers.”
Assured and Shui On will begin the onboarding process in December 2019 and anticipate opening the TAP platform for liquidity providers in Q1 2020.
SOURCE Assured Asset Management Limited
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