April 22, 2010 08:18 ET Names Yury Glikin Director of Business Development

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2010) - -- the world's leading hotel search engine and price aggregator -- proudly announces Yury Glikin as the new director of business development. In this role, Yury will focus on building and maintaining key strategic partnerships, leading business development efforts and driving the distribution of the platform globally.

"With his strong background in e-Commerce and business development, Yury will be an integral part of our team as continues to strategically develop industry-leading business practices and partnerships," said Michael Doubinski, general manager

Yury's vast background in business development and e-Commerce began with a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of New South Wales followed by a master of commerce from the University of New England, where he focused on the economics, legal implications and business ethics of e-Commerce. Yury then went on to work at (currently part of the Orbitz Worldwide group) (NYSE: OWW), where he served as marketing manager, senior international marketing manager and senior business development manager. Most recently, Yury spent 3.5 years as business development manager -- content and services, for ninemsn, Australia's number one interactive media company, where he managed all the content acquisition initiatives across the business.

"I am excited to join such an experienced and dynamic team and look forward to developing and growing the HotelsCombined business through online partnerships with key global brands," said Yury. "As online travel continues to grow, my goal will be to make the default choice for websites that require a world class hotel search and comparison service," he added.

About is the world's leading hotel search engine, with a database of more than 200,000 hotels from 195 countries. The site streamlines the largest amount of real-time international hotel deals into one simple and efficient format, aggregating prices from prominent online travel agents and hotel chains, including,,,,, Carlson Hotels, Hilton Hotels Worldwide, Intercontinental Hotel Group and Choice Hotels. More than 6.5 million monthly users compare multiple hotels simultaneously and then click directly to partner websites to make a reservation. With no mark-up fees or additional booking fees, offers travelers a completely free and invaluable tool for finding unbeatable hotel deals, whether they search directly through or through one of 15,000 affiliate partner websites.

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