Former Stella Hospitality Group Online Marketing Executive Joins the Team

Hotel meta-search company appoints new Director of Business Development.

Sydney, Australia, May 16, 2008 --( HotelsCombined today announced that Vicki Byrne, until recently Web Marketing Executive at Stella Hospitality Group, has been appointed Director of Business Development.

Yury Shar, Managing Director and former executive of commented, "With the business poised for rapid growth, we are delighted to have someone of Ms Byrne's calibre join HotelsCombined. Ms Byrne's hotelier experience will be invaluable to HotelsCombined and perfectly compliments our dynamic young team."

Regarding her latest appointment, Ms Byrne remarked "It is an exciting time to join HotelsCombined as the company is in a considerable growth stage. Today, HotelsCombined is a world leader in hotel meta-search with over 20 million people using each year."

Ms Byrne resigned from Stella Hospitality Group in April 2008 after several years of playing an instrumental role in building business to Stella Hospitality Group brands including Saville Hotel Group (rebranded to Manta Hotels, Resorts & Apartments) and Peppers Retreats, Resorts & Hotels.

Prior to Stella Hospitality Group, Ms Byrne held positions at Captain Cook Cruises and online travel agency Travelmall. Ms Byrne holds a Bachelor of Business degree in Marketing, majoring in Hospitality Management from the University of Western Sydney with a GPA which is recognized on the Executive Dean's Merit List.

About is a hotel meta-search company which offers travelers the most comprehensive collection of hotel choices on one site. Unlike other hotel sites, on travelers can easily compare supplier inventory and pricing, thus saving travelers' time and money. features over 800,000 hotel deals from more than 30 of the most visited travel websites including,,,,,,,,, and many more. For more information, visit

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