David Yong joins AirAsiaExpedia as head of product

AIRASIAEXPEDIA, the joint venture company between Expedia and AirAsia, has appointed David Yong as head of product.

Based in AirAsiaExpedia’s headquarters in Singapore, Yong will be responsible for the online and mobile product strategy for the Expedia Asia and AirAsiaGo consumer sites operating in Japan, India, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam and China.

“The online travel industry is one of the fastest growing business sectors in the region and we are committed to ensuring that Expedia’s profile is firmly established as the leading online travel agency of choice. We chose David for his strong track record, in-depth knowledge and industry expertise which will help further strengthen our position in this marketplace,” said Kathleen Tan, CEO of AirAsiaExpedia.

Prior to his latest position, Yong has led the re-launch of Jetstar Airways’ mobile website in Australia and Japan, and also spent over a decade in various leadership roles with Travelocity.

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