NEW YORK (PRWEB) April 23, 2014
Fareportal, a technology company that powers leading travel agencies CheapOair and OneTravel, announced today that Patrick Fragale has joined its team as the new Chief Content Officer. He brings over 30 years of experience in the travel management and hospitality industries.
“We are pleased to announce that Patrick will join Fareportal to head our supplier relations team,” said Sam Jain, CEO and founder of Fareportal. “His proven ability to develop new business opportunities makes him an asset to our team, both in managing our current relationships with over 450 airlines and fostering partnerships with new suppliers.”
As the Chief Content Officer, Fragale will be responsible for helping Fareportal remain an industry leader by ensuring the company’s consumer websites are populated with quality content, which will include negotiating inventory, special deals and ancillary products with airline suppliers. In addition to airline relations, he will also build a global supplier relations team that will provide value for Fareportal’s partners and low airfares for its customers.
Prior to Fareportal, Fragale was the President and COO of Directravel, Inc., one of the top ten travel management companies in the United States. During his time with Directravel, he successfully negotiated the acquisition of several agencies. He also held several positions in the hospitality industry from general manager to vice president of operations at a collection of hotels including Marriot, Sheraton and Renaissance.
He has been on advisory boards for Travelport, Continental Airlines (now United Airlines), and Delta Air Lines, as well as a member of the board for the Maryland Hotel/Motel Association, Morgan State University Hospitality Program, Southwest Academy of Tour, Travel and Hospitality, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Fareportal is an industry leading technology company that develops innovative tools for leisure and business travelers, partners and suppliers. Its range of products includes affordable travel deals across the mobile and social web, and advertising solutions that deliver value and results. With a portfolio of brands including CheapOair.com, CheapOair.ca, CheapOair.co.uk, CheapOstay and OneTravel, Fareportal makes booking and planning travel easy and hassle free for millions of customers every year.