August 2012

Wotif Group CIO Mandy Ross WINS CIO of the YEAR

BRISBANE – 10 August 2012

Mandy Ross, Wotif Group Chief Information Officer, has been awarded CIO of the Year at the iAwards ceremony in Melbourne yesterday. 

The event marks the first time a woman has been awarded CIO of the Year. 

Mandy was awarded for demonstrating the most substantial improvement in organisational performance based on excellence in ICT leadership and innovation. 

As CIO Mandy Ross is responsible for the software development and technology operations of the Wotif Group, which includes leading accommodation and flights website Wotif.com, as well as more than 100 travel content and destination websites.

Mandy also manages 136 software development, architecture, operations and support staff across Australia and Asia.

Emirates on top for Wotif Group

BRISBANE – 7 August 2012

Emirates was the most booked international airline from Australia across the Wotif Group of brands in the last financial year. 

Wotif Group Flights and Holidays General Manager Helen Demetriou said Perth to Denpasar, Bali was the most booked airline route for the Wotif Group, followed by Sydney to Bangkok which is a popular route for Emirates. 

“Emirates is one of the world’s largest airlines with a lot of busy routes out of Australia including Auckland, Singapore and Bangkok,” Ms Demetriou said.

“Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways were also really popular internationally for us last year, although Qantas was still the most booked airline domestically.”