VP of Asia Pacific for Lodging Partner Services
David Hamblin is the Vice President of Asia Pacific for Lodging Partner Services, responsible for managing relationships with the group’s growing and vibrant hotel portfolio in the region. David leads an experienced team based in more than 15 countries across the continent, and is focused on maximising hotel partners’ exposure across Expedia’s 200+ travel booking sites. Previously, David served as Senior Director, leading an extensive team of Market Managers across India and South East Asia to drive optimal revenue management and maximise exposure for hotel partners. David started out as the Senior Market Manager for Oceania, responsible for acquiring new properties and building relationships with Expedia’s hotel partners. Shortly after, he was promoted to Director, Market Management for Oceania before moving to Singapore a few years ago. Prior to Expedia, David was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Toga Far East Hotels, and General Manager at 8HOTELS, a boutique hotel company for 5 years. David grew up in the UK with initial ambitions to become an actuary. He obtained a BSc. and Honours degree in Mathematics before discovering his passion for travel.