Asia’s largest booking service for tours, activities and
other in-destination services has appointed two executives to its
management team as it looks to reach travelers around the world.
Anita Ngai comes to Klook as chief revenue officer. Prior
roles included general manger for Asia-Pacific business for Viator and head of
marketing for Asia-Pacific for Expedia’s Hotels.com.
At Klook, Ngai will focus on scaling up marketing channels,
building partnerships and strengthening the company’s relationships with trade,
tech collaborators and consumers in Asia-Pacific as well as the Americas and
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“It is an exciting time to be in the tours, activities and
in-destination service space,” says Ngai.
“Its complex and fragmented supply creates a large
opportunity for online platforms to differentiate themselves by serving the
rising demand in a more comprehensive and personalized way than ever before.”
David Liu moves into the role of chief product officer to
develop Klook’s technology and user experience.
Liu has been with the company since 2016, serving as vice
president of product and UX. He oversaw the development of several solutions,
including Klook’s Android Instant App, an installation-free interface, and the creation
of the Klook platform in eight languages.
Prior to joining Klook, Liu worked for Tencent and Yahoo.
“Our highly entrepreneurial and talented team is what made
Klook into one of the pioneers for travel activities it is today,” says co-founder
and CEO Ethan Lin.
“We are very proud to be able to add such well-seasoned
executives into our management team. With that, and our recent funding rounds
and accelerating user and supply acquisition, we are well-equipped to sustain
Klook’s growth in the long run and pave our way to make Klook into one of the first
Asian-grown startups to enter the global stage.”
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Ngai and Liu join Lin and Klook president and COO Eric Gnock
Fah and chief technology officer Bernie Xiong on the leadership team.
Founded in 2014, Klook offers travelers access to more than
35,000 attractions, local experiences and services around the world, including
with 4,000 direct partners such as Disneyland and Universal Studios.
In October, the company made news with a $60 million Series
C funding round. The investment came from previous backers Sequoia Capital and Matrix
Partners along with new investor Goldman Sachs.
To date, Klook has raised nearly $100 million from investors.
The company has more than 500 employees in 15 offices and more than 12 million
monthly visitors to its website and applications.