Holidaycheck is the largest travel review portal in the German-speaking countries and has now developed a ChatGPT-based assistant to make it even easier for users to write reviews in the future.
HolidayCheck, the travel booking and review platform, announces Christoph Ludmann has been appointed CEO and Uta Fesefeldt CFO of the HolidayCheck Group with effect from 1 February 2024. Marc Al-Hames, former member of the Management Board and CEO, is stepping down from this operational role within the HolidayCheck Group to devote 100 per cent of his time to his duties as a member of the Executive Board of Hubert Burda Media. In this role, he will continue to be closely involved in the strategic development of HolidayCheck.
Marc Al-Hames had taken over as CEO of the HolidayCheck Group in May 2020 and became a member of the Management Board of Hubert Burda Media, the majority shareholder of the HolidayCheck Group, in January 2023.
Holger Eckstein, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, commented: "The Supervisory Board and I personally would like to thank Marc for steering HolidayCheck safely through the difficult Covid period, positioning the company profitably and, together with the team, successfully driving forward its transformation into the holiday platform with the widest reach in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. We will continue to support the strategic development of HolidayCheck from the Burda Executive Board. With Christoph as the new CEO and Uta as the new CFO, proven travel platform experts are taking the helm. Both have contributed to HolidayCheck's positive development over the years and will continue this profitable growth in their new roles.”
"I have worked very closely and trustfully with Uta and Christoph for over three years and know that they are an excellent management team. I am therefore delighted to hand over the management of HolidayCheck to them. I wish them both every success and am convinced that HolidayCheck is in the best of hands with them.”
Marc Al-Hames, Executive Board Member Hubert Burda Media
CEO Christoph Ludmann has been CEO of HolidayCheck AG (Switzerland) since July 2017, and has been with the company since 2006. In his role as Director Online Marketing, he was responsible for performance marketing, search engine optimisation and business intelligence.
"I would like to thank Marc for the excellent and trustful cooperation. HolidayCheck has enormous substance and potential for the future as a far-reaching holiday platform. We will continue to build on this strength in 2024 by consistently developing our products in a customer-centric way and by offering new products to target groups that have not yet been reached. The last few very successful years have shown us that HolidayCheck has earned its place as an authority in the holiday industry.”
Christoph Ludmann, CEO HolidayCheck Group
CFO Uta Fesefeldt, who has worked for the HolidayCheck Group since 2011 in various management positions in finance and controlling and as Vice President Finance since 2022, says: "I am delighted to take over as CFO and to drive the diversification strategy together with Christoph. HolidayCheck is more agile than ever and ideally positioned to continue growing profitably in 2024."