30 November 2022, Virtual
12 December 2022, etc.venues Monument, London
Business Travel Show Europe, presented by The BTN
Booking technology provider Vibe has appointed Steve Barrass as interim CEO to drive international growth and strategy.
Based at the company’s headquarters in Stevenage, UK, Barras will take the reins in November and, as part of his new role, will also oversee sister company P&P Group.
Barrass has more than 30 years of experience in the travel industry and was previously the CEO of The Appointment Group (TAG). He's also served as senior vice president at dnata, CEO of Gold Medal Travel Group, managing director of Direct Holidays at Thomas Cook Group and as a non-executive director at Holiday Taxis.
The UK headquartered Vibe has over 15 years of experience in powering online travel agencies, TMCs and other digital travel sellers; meanwhile sister company the P&P Group is a licensed travel business that operates a range of online travel brands including The Internet Traveller and The Cruise Traveller.
Barrass expressed his excitement to join the team “at such a pivotal time” and said he had been looking for the right opportunity where his experience could “add value”.
“My background has allowed me to look at Vibe's technical capability from both a leisure and corporate travel perspective and I was impressed, I haven't seen anything with such a broad range of functionality that can service and work across both segments simultaneously,” Barrass said.