We’re pleased to introduce you to two new members of team Avvio. Jennifer Ryan and Ailís Cahalan have joined us recently as E-Commerce Managers as we prepare for a new phase of growth and expansion in Ireland.
Working within the client strategy team, the two new team members, who both have backgrounds in the hospitality and technology sectors will support our growing portfolio of hotel customers in Ireland through marketing properties, maximising revenues, developing commercial sales and building strong client relationships.
Jennifer Ryan joined our Dublin-based team in May and will be responsible for managing various booking engine and digital accounts, working alongside customers to monitor their performance and to support their marketing activity in order to drive revenue through their brand sites.
With a wealth of experience gained from across the hospitality industry over the past nineteen years, Jennifer most recently spent four years as group online marketing manager at Fitzpatrick Lifestyle Hotels in Dublin.
Jennifer tells me:
“Working on the digital marketing side is a refreshing change whilst still working within the hospitality industry – it is the best of both worlds! I’ve learnt so much since starting at Avvio, so continuing to learn and develop in the ever-changing landscape that is digital holds great appeal for me.
“I was first introduced to Avvio when I joined Maldron Hotels, now part of Dalata Hotel Group since 2010. During my time with Dalata the Avvio team and online marketing team were tasked with developing and executing a targeted online digital marketing strategy that delivered results in a fast-paced environment when the company was expanding rapidly.
“Having gained a huge amount of experience from working with the Avvio team over that period, I am delighted to now be part of the team that is guiding and helping customers reach and exceed their targets.”
Ailís Cahalan joined Avvio in February having spent five years at Dublin’s The Marker Hotel, most recently as Marketing and E-Commerce Manager.
Alongside a Master’s in International Tourism from the University of Limerick, Ailís has a certificate in Marketing Strategy from the renowned Cornell University. Ailís has since spent her career delivering high-quality content for digital, traditional and social marketing campaigns.
As E-Commerce Manager, Ailís will be working alongside clients to market their properties in the ever-diversifying digital world and build effective book-direct strategies in order to maximise revenues.
“Coming from a hotel background, it’s always been about putting the guest first and exceeding their expectations as much as possible.
“I have a great portfolio of customers who have all been exceptionally welcoming. I’ve been working with a diverse range of hotels and accommodation providers, and being based in Dublin allows me to travel easily around the country. It has been really exciting for me to learn how hotels and distribution works across the regions.”
It’s wonderful to welcome such experienced talent to our growing team in Dublin. We’re scaling up at Avvio, and it’s great to have such a passionate group of people on board to continue delivering a high level of service to our ever-growing customer base.