Tiqets, the innovative global ticketing platform with headquarters in Amsterdam, has named travel industry veteran Ken Frohling as CEO Americas. Frohling will be responsible for identifying strategic business partnerships across the region as well as extending Tiqets’ supplier network across the Americas.
Tiqets has developed a curated global marketplace that enables consumers to instantly find, book and use mobile tickets for museums, attractions, landmarks and entertainment worldwide. In the newly created role, Frohling will lead expansion and operations across the Americas with responsibility for managing the fast-growing regional team.
“We are thrilled and honored to have Ken on board, as his expertise in the attractions sector along with his years of successfully identifying and closing key partnerships will help us elevate the Tiqets’ brand, scale our product offering and expand our global footprint,” said Luuc Elzinga, CEO Tiqets.
“The team at Tiqets has created innovative ticketing technology that meets the modern consumers’ expectation and demand for instant, last-minute and mobile access to iconic attractions worldwide,” said Frohling. “I am looking forward to working with Luuc and the team at Tiqets to help introduce more of the world to what they offer, not only to consumers but also to cultural institutions, attractions, entertainment venues and more.”
Frohling brings more than 25 years of experience in travel and hospitality-focused business development and sales to the team at Tiqets. Prior to joining, Frohling was vice president of global partnerships for TripAdvisor Attractions and Viator (acquired by TripAdvisor in 2014). For more than 12 years, Frohling managed an expansive global network of over 2,000 distribution partners for Viator – from major international airlines to online travel agencies and hotel companies – which significantly contributed to the company’s success. Frohling held earlier positions including Country Manager Americas for Cendant Corporation, Director of Sales for Atinera and Regional Sales Manager for Renaissance Cruises.
Frohling will be based on the US East Coast, working out of the company office in Philadelphia.
Tiqets makes cultural experiences instantly accessible by simplifying the ticketing process for venues and customers. Tiqets’ innovative platform enables visitors to instantly find, book and use tickets for museums, attractions and landmarks. No more printers, touts or guide books – your smartphone is all you need! Since its foundation in 2014, Tiqets has forged successful partnerships with museums and attractions in major tourist destinations around the world. The company now employs 120 people in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris, Rome, London, Vienna and Philadelphia. Tiqets puts the world’s most remarkable experiences in the palm of your hand. Tiqets.com
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