NEEDHAM, Mass., Nov. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TripAdvisor® , the world's largest travel site*, today announced that Barrie Seidenberg, Viator CEO, is resigning from TripAdvisor to pursue opportunities outside the company. TripAdvisor will expand Dermot Halpin's role to serve as president for both its global vacation rentals and attractions divisions. In this newly-consolidated executive role, Halpin will continue to report directly to Stephen Kaufer, president and CEO of TripAdvisor.
Dermot Halpin, president attractions and vacation rentals, TripAdvisor
A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/106dd24b-5253-4c0c-9921-a61d42fe3aa9 Seidenberg joined Viator in 2005, establishing the company as the leading global online resource for travelers to book tours and activities before spearheading the sale to TripAdvisor in 2014. Under her leadership, Barrie and her team at Viator helped enable thousands of attractions and previously offline tour operators to become bookable online and via mobile devices, enriching the experiences of millions of global travelers. She will continue with the company over the next few months to ensure a smooth transition. "Viator has been a stand-out acquisition for TripAdvisor and I want to thank Barrie for her leadership throughout the successful integration of Viator into the TripAdvisor family over the past two years," said Stephen Kaufer, president and CEO, TripAdvisor. "The Viator team and the TripAdvisor Attractions business is well-positioned for future success thanks to Barrie's dedication to our company and leadership in our industry. I'm confident that under Dermot's direction, we will continue our success of building an innovative and large global attractions marketplace."