Genares Worldwide Reservations Services Names Debra Taube Vice President of Business Development

  • Genares Worldwide Reservations Services
  • 05.26.10
Genares Worldwide Reservations Services, the hotel industry’s fastest-growing global representation and reservations company, has bolstered its corporate team with the addition of Debra Taube as vice president of business development.

Taube joins Genares with over 15 years of sales and marketing/account management experience in the travel and hospitality industry. As a regional vice president of sales and account management for Trust International and Wizcom International in Frankfurt, Germany, she was responsible for the entire customer sales cycle for the Americas, from marketing and lead generation to contract negotiation, implementation and account management. Products and services supported included Central Reservation System, specialty voice services, and Internet booking engines.

“Debra is a highly experienced sales and marketing professional who will fit in nicely with the rest of our innovative culture,” said Genares President Eugene Harris. “We know she will help us continue to take Genares to the next level with her expertise and wealth of proven strategies.”

Taube’s background also includes serving as vice president of sales and marketing for Travel Tripper; vice president of business development and marketing at TravelWerx, a division of CAS Systems of America; director of global business development and director of change management for Carlson Wagonlit Travel; and regional sales manager at American Express Travel.

“I look forward to continuing Genares’ progression as a global leader in reservations services,” said Taube. “I have admired their accomplishments from afar and am excited to now join forces with this group of forward-thinking pros.”

About Genares Worldwide Reservations Services

Genares Worldwide Reservations Services Ltd. was launched in 2004 by former Lexington Services Corp. founders and executives. As the first new central reservation system to come to market since 1999, Genares’ gReserve web-based CRS and related services are provided on an ASP basis and designed for properties ranging from small independents to large chain hotels. The lodging industry’s only privately held reservations technology provider created by hoteliers for hoteliers, Genares’ services include seamless GDS and Internet connectivity, a private-label Internet booking engine, a web-based CRS with two-way XML property management system interfaces, and private-label voice reservations/call center services. Genares successfully completed the Hotel Technology Next Generation certification process and achieved certification of compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards, joining a short list of compliance-certified CRS providers. Genares is headquartered in the Dallas/Fort Worth suburb of Las Colinas, Texas, and has sales representation worldwide, with offices throughout Europe and Asia. The company is owned by Ricky A. Wilkins, Michael G. Wilkins and Eugene Harris.


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