LONDON—Steve Burns has joined BridgeStreet Global Hospitality as the managing director for EMEA and APAC.
“BridgeStreet’s 4500 client portfolio is made up of business travelers who are looking for serviced apartments, home and extended stay hotels for their global business travel,” said Sean Worker, president and CEO of BridgeStreet. “Steve’s experience in network development, yield management, customer service, and marketing will be an asset to us as we expand our global distribution footprint and support capabilities in EMEA and APAC.”
During 8 years with easyJet, he held various positions within network performance, revenue management and marketing. As commercial director for bmibaby, the low cost arm of the airline British Midland, he led developments in network planning, revenue performance, e-commerce and customer service. Subsequently, he was based in Singapore as COO for Tiger Airways, where he played a key role in growing the airline’s footprint in Asia and Australia. He has since pursued consulting opportunities in the airline sector, as well as developing a ‘software as a service’ reservations concept for small independent hotels.