SilverDoor Appoints Gary Yen as Business Development Manager - APAC
SilverDoor Appoints Gary Yen as Business Development Manager - APAC1st June 2021
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Gary Yen as Business Development Manager in our APAC headquarters in Singapore.
Following our APAC office expansion earlier this year, enquiry levels in the region are virtually restored to pre-pandemic levels. Yen’s appointment is a positive step towards our continued expansion in the region.
Vice President of SilverDoor’s APAC office, Sophie Brinsley, said: “The APAC region was the first to show signs of recovery after the pandemic hit, with business steadily increasing month on month since the end of the first global lockdown last year.”
“The increase we’re seeing in serviced apartment bookings across the region is a good indicator of the recovering travel market; we’re also seeing an increased awareness of the benefits of serviced apartments within the travel sector in terms of space, cleanliness and security, with these factors now critical when choosing corporate accommodation. On the Global Mobility side, workload has increased for mobility teams, so expert support and advice for assignees and travel teams is proving more important than ever.”
A specialist in hospitality management and travel technology, and having previously held roles with FCM and Trip Affiliates Network, Gary Yen will work within the global Business Development team headed up by Vice President of Business Development, Pauline Houston, who said of his appointment:
“Pent-up demand for travel, and the trend towards trips of longer durations, is driving an increase in demand for serviced apartments. We have seen a large increase in the number of TMCs and their corporate clients looking to incorporate serviced apartments into travel programmes. Gary has extensive experience of corporate travel in this region, and we’re delighted he’s on board to help raise our profile and capitalise on this renewed interest in the sector.”