brand marketing director named young leader in travel industry

April 2015 – Leading online travel brand today announces that Senior Director of Marketing Marieke Flament has been selected as one of Phocuswright’s 35 Under 35 in the Phocuswright Young Leaders Summit.

The Young Leaders Summit recognises rising stars in the travel industry and encourages executive development through experienced guest speakers, networking and an incubatory environment. The summit showcases the important role young leaders play in the future growth of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry; in which Marieke will also take to the Young Leader’s Summit to present key findings from the travel industry.

The 35 people selected represent an elite group of ambitious professionals under the age of 35. This year’s summit will be held in Dublin, Ireland from May 12th through 15th in conjunction with Phocuswright Europe – the top European event for the travel industry.

In her current role as Senior Director of Marketing EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) at brand, Marieke is responsible for marketing of 33 fully localised websites in 24 languages, offering to travelers more than 425,000 hotels worldwide. Previously Senior Merchandising Manager for the brand, Marieke also has an MBA at London Business School and holds a Masters degree from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Marieke Flament of the brand said: “It is truly an honour to be recognised by such a prestigious organisation, and singled out as one of the travel industry’s rising stars. I have always had a passion for travel and languages, so working for the brand is a perfect match! Every day brings a new challenge, something that enables me to constantly learn more about this fascinating, constantly evolving industry. Phocuswright’s 35 under 35 includes some of the freshest and smartest minds in the travel industry and I’m humbled to be included.”

In addition to Flament, the Director of Search Marketing, Michael Grantham was also recognised in the 35 under 35. Phocuswright’s committee looks for smart, dedicated young people that are excited about working in travel. The Young Leaders Summit provides the platform for these key travel industry professionals to network with and be part of a collaborative and diverse community of peers.

For more information on Phocuswright’s 35 under 35 please visit:


For more information please contact:

Doug McPherson or Polly Maclennan at Frank PR on 020 7693 6999 or email

Carolina Annand:, 020 7019 4281

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About Phocuswright Inc.

Phocuswright is the travel industry research authority on how travelers, suppliers and intermediaries connect. Independent, rigorous and unbiased, Phocuswright fosters smart strategic planning, tactical decision-making and organizational effectiveness. Phocuswright delivers qualitative and quantitative research on the evolving dynamics that influence travel, tourism and hospitality distribution. Our marketplace intelligence is the industry standard for segmentation, sizing, forecasting, trends, analysis and consumer travel planning behavior. Every day around the world, senior executives, marketers, strategists and research professionals from all segments of the industry value chain use Phocuswright research for competitive advantage. To complement its primary research in North and Latin America, Europe and Asia, Phocuswright produces several high-profile conferences in the United States and Europe, and partners with conferences in China and Singapore. Industry leaders and company analysts bring this intelligence to life by debating issues, sharing ideas and defining the ever-evolving reality of travel commerce. The company is headquartered in the United States with Asia Pacific operations based in India and local analysts on five continents. Phocuswright is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northstar Travel Media, LLC.