Newly-launched travel tech platform, Vacaay, has named former V&T boss Anthony Gallagher as the company’s General Manager (Editorial & Commercial).
The previous owner of Australia’s premier luxury travel magazine, Gallagher joins Vacaay after a successful exit from V&T via trade sale in 2017.
In his new role, Gallagher has cemented an executive position within one of the fastest growing travel platforms in the market, in charge of expanding operations and growing strategic partnerships, both domestically and internationally.
With over 25 years industry experience, Gallagher brings a wealth of knowledge to the role and an acute understanding of the travel & tourism sector, having worked closely with many of the world’s leading travel brands throughout his enduring media career.
“I was fortunate enough to achieve a sale of Vacations and Travel Magazine (V&T) and am excited to get back into the travel industry with Vacaay, leaving the troubles of print media behind” said Gallagher. “Vacaay is the most innovative and scalable platform in travel, and I look forward to becoming an integral part of their strong executive team”.
Vacaay Founder & CEO, Pete McKeon, said Gallagher’s appointment is the perfect move for the company, setting the stage for new growth opportunities as it prepares to rapidly expand international operations.
“Anthony is the perfect addition. He brings with him an extensive and sought after network, an unparalleled track record of travel media sales and holds an intrinsic understanding of the travel industry”, said McKeon.
“The company will lean upon his expertise to grow revenue opportunities and maximise advertising sales. We’re very happy to have him onboard”.
As a shareholder and executive board member of Bangkok based trade publication, Travel Daily Media, Gallagher is also Vacaay’s founding investor having acquired a 15 per cent stake in the company.
Consumers have flocked to Vacaay’s captivating travel discovery platform since it officially launched in February, with the company acquiring in excess of 100,000 new users in its first 30 days of operation.
The first of its kind in the travel sector, Vacaay’s unique point of difference enables travellers to effortlessly explore thousands of beautiful destinations around the world in a matter of minutes, curate their own itineraries, share with friends and book directly with advertising partners.
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