CEO AirAsiaExpedia, Kathleen Tan, Menerima Penghargaan Sebagai Salah Satu
Web In Travel Singapore recognizes Kathleen Tan
impact in the industry
Jakarta, October 30th, 2014 - AirAsiaExpedia (AAE), the unique joint venture between Expedia Inc., the world's leading online travel company and AirAsia, the world's best low-cost carrier, today announced that its CEO Kathleen Tan was recognized by Web In Travel (WiT) as one of the acclaimed "WiT Warriors - The Top 10 Influencers in Online Travel in Asia Pacific" this year.
The announcement, which was made at the WiT Conference 2014 in Singapore, was in recognition of leading individuals or "warriors" who have carved out their place in the history of aviation, travel and hospitality sectors in the region.
"I am truly humbled and honored by this award, which would not be possible without inspiration & support from my ex AirAsia AllStars through my nine years of journey with them, and my Expedia
team and global colleagues.
And special thanks to Tony Fernandes, a friend and mentor for believing in me and constantly giving me new challenges, "said Kathleen
was conferred the honour at a ceremony witnessed by 500 industry experts and representatives from global organizations.
The 10th edition of its annual WiT Conference was held at Sands Expo & Convention Centre
, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 28 October to 29 October 2014 with several industry giants who gathered to share their insights on travel and hospitality distribution, marketing and technology.
As part of its 10th anniversary commemoration, WiT's
award program recognized 10 companies/individuals who have set the pace for change in APAC by bringing in new thinking and who have battled great odds to arrive at where they are today.
is no stranger to WiT
and the travel industry as her
name is synonymous with the amazing story of AirAsia's growth and success.
Known as a dynamic business leader, opportunistic marketer and innovative thinker, Kathleen has helped build AirAsia while serving as Tony Fernandes' (Group CEO and Co-Founder) right-hand woman responsible for top-line performance and overseeing up to fifteen departments.
As a pioneer among Asian airlines in social media, Kathleen led AirAsia's social media development which is now ranked as one of the top social airlines in Asia-Pacific and worldwide.
Kathleen's achievements have garnered her
major awards, accolades and respect among the airline and online travel industries, including being named as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Woman Leader in Travel in 2013and Marketer of the Year by Web In Travel in 2012 and being called an "aviation legend" by Baidu, China's largest search engine.
is an avid social junkie herself, actively engaging on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Sina Weibo which has over 200,000 followers.
Kathleen was appointed as CEO for Expedia in Asia in January 2013.
And in May 2013, she
took the Expedia brand to new heights when she
appeared in the Asian edition of The Apprentice, one of the most successful reality TV series in the world.