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Theodore Koumelis

Co-Founder

Theodore KoumelisTheodore is the co-founder of Travel Media Applications and TravelDailyNews Media Network; his responsibilities apart from Managing Editor include planning for TravelDailyNews long-term opportunities. This includes responsibility for leading TravelDailyNews overall strategy in addition to extending the company's brand as the unrivaled leader in international tourism news.

Theodore earned his Bachelor in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Crete. He has written and edited numerous articles in various tourism and economic magazines and has been author or co-author in several tourism publications. He has also been involved in teaching and consulting.

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder

Vicky KarantzavelouVicky
is the co-founder of Travel Media Applications and TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

 

SALES & MARKETING TEAM



Panos Fotiadis
Sales & Marketing Director - Travel Media Applications

Panos FotiadisPanos is the heart and soul of sales and marketing of Travel Media Applications. He knows all the products and servives of the company like the palm of his hand. His role includes research for new effective ways of promotion and advertising in order to offer better ROI to our customers. Panos has a Sales & Marketing background of over 20 years in various sectors and he enjoys communicating with the international travel trade market to learn from their experiences and eavesdrop their needs.

 Philippe Guertin
International MarComm Director - TravelDailyNews Media Network

Philippe GuertinAs the International MarComm Director of TravelDailyNews Media Network, Philippe provides innovative and strategic marketing and promotional solutions to TDN's major clients.

Philippe is also responsible for the TDN's international sales & marketing team. Within his strong experience in marketing and strategic business development combine with his expertise as a sales coach, Philippe brings this team to another level.

Philippe objective is to train his team to offer the best marketing and communication option to their clients. To do so, Philippe expect his team to apply his three most important values for a sales rep, which are; listen the needs, working for the interest of the client, and no hesitating to avoid a sales if there is no values for the client.

Manager owning 15 years experience in project management, sales and marketing. Philippe is an executive sale professional with a strong international background. With is experience in direct marketing combine with over ten years experience in sponsorship sales, he develop an expertise in Strategic marketing.

With his work in different organization such as IATA (International Air Transport Association) and IIR (Institute for International Research) Philippe became a reference in the B2B marketing for the T&T (Tourisme and Transport) industry.

Philippe use to counsel top Fortunes 500 companies such as Oracle, IBM, Deloitte & Touche, SAP, Accenture, and GE on their conferences sponsorship strategies.

Graduated from University of Montreal and HEC, Philippe start his carrier in the communication and B2C marketing Industry.

Irene Sassou
Sales & Marketing Manager - TravelDailyNews Media Network

Irene SassouIrene has more than 14 years experience in advertising and promotion solutions on mainstream media. She has worked for major publishing houses like Imako, Liberis, Pegasus, Naftemporiki, etc. dealing with big travel & tourism accounts. Irene's role is to offer to the travel industry the best advertising solutions as well as other marketing and promotion tools through TravelDailyNews Media Network.

 Duong Nguyen

MarCom Manager Vietnam - TravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific

Duong NguyenDuong, with hospitality and foreign trade studies and a great experience in B2B advertising and events organising, is responsible to listen the needs of the travel market of Vietnam and present them the variety of advertising solutions on TravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific and the other TDN portals. Due to her backround in events management Duong is also contributes to the B2B roadshows, worksnops, seminars or other events TravelDailyNews Media Network is organising in the area.

Nicole Zhou
Marketing Assistant & Content Creator

Nicole ZhouNicole is the liaison between the marketing and editorial department dealing with content creation and social media management. She scans the chinese travel industry news and reports respectively, while on the same time she is managing TMA's and TDN's accounts in the chinese social media.

Nicole has a BA in Business Management from East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) as well as MSc in Marketing for Tourism & Hospitality from Bournemouth University. 


EDITORIAL TEAM


Tatiana Rokou
News Co-ordinator - TravelDailyNews Media Network

Tatiana RokouTatiana is the news co-ordinator for TravelDailyNews Media Network (traveldailynews.gr, traveldailynews.com and traveldailynews.asia). Her role includes to monitor the hundrends of news sources of TravelDailyNews Media Network and skim the most important according to our strategy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication & Mass Media from Panteion University of Political & Social Studies of Athens and she has been editor and editor-in-chief in various economic magazines and newspapers.

Luc Citrinot
Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific
Jounalist and Consultant Air Transport and Tourism

Luc CitrinotA French national, Luc Citrinot has been busy as a freelance journalist and consultant in tourism and air transport for over 20 years in Paris. He works for various travel and air transport trade publications based in both Europe and Asia and has been writing tourism and air transport reports and studies for MINTEL, which acquired Travel and Tourism Intelligence from the Economist Group in 2000. He has regularly worked with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) to produce reports and studies on air transport issues linked to tourism development. He also helped editing press kits and newsletter for Indonesia Ministry of Culture and Tourism from 2005 to 2011.

He is since 1989 aviation editor for France’s leading business travel publication Voyages d’Affaires. He also reports regularly on Asian destinations.

Over the last two decades, he has been editing an official daily newsletter for foreign media at the ITB Berlin the world’s largest trade show on tourism. From 2005 to 2008, he also worked with the editing team of Travel Business Analyst for a daily newsletter at World Travel Market in London, another leading travel show in Europe.

His interest for Asia dates back from the early nineties and he has already visited most of the countries located in Northeast and Southeast Asia.

He moved to Asia in 2003, working during two years (2003-2005) as a Business Development Consultant with the low fare airline AirAsia and its Thailand’s subsidiary, Thai AirAsia. Following its airline experience, he reversed back to his previous position as a travel writer and journalist in tourism and air transport, commuting between Europe and Asia reporting extensively on Asian development in both French and English around the world from his Asian base in Bangkok.

Today, Luc is the Chief Editor Asia-Pacific of TravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific!

Ligang Fu
Chief Editor of MICE, Greater China - TravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific

Ligang FuLigang earned his master degree in International Law from China Foreign Affairs University. Before graduating, he had already five years experience in travel industry, especially in MICE. He works for China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) as Chief Editor of MICE and Director of Chief Editor's office of China Trade News. He has published more than 200 articles about MICE which were largely reproduced or quoted by many other newspapers, magazines and websites.

During 2010 Shanghai Expo, he took a serial of exclusive interviews with most popular pavilions’ head and countries’ chief representatives, including UN Deputy Secretary General, Secretary General of the Bureau of International Exhibition.

His job experience also includes teaching at the Huzhou Teacher’s University, Zhejiang Province, China. He is a former editor of the World Affairs Press, established the bilingual magazine "English Salon" (for kids) and edited many books, such as Special Meeting of UN magazine, American oral English, the History of Europe, Review on China International Strategy, Great power politics & diplomacy, etc.

Today, Ligang is the Chief Editor of MICE for Greater China region of TravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific!

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