Quantcast
Digital Booking Sites

Travelocity President and CEO Carl Sparks Leaves the Company

@jasonclampet

May 06, 2014 5:44 pm

Skift Take

Hardly a surprise that Sparks, who was brought in to resurrect the brand, would depart after it has basically given up.

— Jason Clampet

Free Report: The Megatrends Defining Travel in 2015

Come Attend the Best Conference in Travel

Travelocity

The gnome ponders its future in an ad for Travelocity. Travelocity


Travelocity President and CEO Carl Sparks has left the company.

A spokesperson from parent company Sabre told Skift that a replacement has not yet been named. Sparks’ exact departure date was also unclear. The spokesperson declined to discuss the reasons behind his departure, referring to it as a personnel matter.

Travelocity became a de-factor marketing arm for Expedia in August last year when it agreed to let the one-time rival power all of its bookings.

In Q1 2013, Expedia reported that the Travelocity partnership contributed 18 percentage points to its air ticket growth, and Travelocity also chipped in 3 percentage points to Expedia’s 24% hotel room-night growth.

More About Travelocity:

Tags: , , ,

Follow @jasonclampet

Next Up

More on Skift

Interview: What Spirit Air’s CEO Learned by Working for His Competitors
Daily Travel Startup Watch: CityScout, Stayzapp and More
Expedia Tests Vacation Rentals in Europe Through HomeAway Partnership
How Hotels and Airports Cater to the 21st Century Business Traveler