Lola.com’s Krista Pappas Named to WINiT Top 40 Women in Travel by GBTA
With 20+ years in travel, Krista Pappas is recognized for going above and beyond in driving career mobility and gender parity
BOSTON – Nov. 8, 2019 – Krista Pappas, SVP of Business Development at Lola.com, the Agile Travel Management™ company that provides a super simple way to book, manage, report, and save on business travel, was named to the WINiT Top 40 Women in Travel by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). The inaugural awards recognize the women, men, and companies who are driving positive change for the career mobility of women in travel-related industries. Winners are reinventing, leaning in, and creating momentum that is being felt by those beyond their community and field.
“The overwhelming response and energy around these inaugural awards highlights the need for recognition, new role models, as well as a cultural shift toward lifetime learning and innovation,” said Pappas. “I am delighted to have been recognized among this wonderful group of women in travel.”
The awards were presented at the WINiT Gala 2019, celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of these exceptional women, on Thursday, November 7, 2019 in New York City.
Pappas is a highly regarded futurist with deep knowledge of travel technologies and the ability to identify development of trends years before they become global. She was a key player in the launch of online travel services in the mid 90's and coined the first “Internet Travel Analyst” in 1999.
At Lola.com, she advises the executive and senior leadership teams in setting the company’s strategic direction with a particular focus on driving growth through partnerships and distribution. She has extensive experience working with boards and CEOs to set strategy, implement business plans, and direct growth. Her background also includes operational roles, including executive positions at media, travel, and tech companies such as Microsoft, The New York Times, and Smartertravel.com as well board positions at various private companies in the digital space.
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WINiT is a network of over 3,000 women and men focused on delivering career development services, resources and programs to women in travel-related industries. WINiT is an educational organization that, through generous support, provides Members with a variety of unique opportunities including leadership and industry training, mentoring, recruiting, career search services, as well as educational, inspirational, and networking events. For more information, visit www.winitforwomen.org. Stay connected on LinkedIn and Facebook. Follow WINiT on Twitter at @WINiTorg and Instagram at @winit4allwomen.
About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA delivers world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth, visit gbta.org.
Lola.com makes Agile Travel Management real by providing a super simple way to manage, book and report on business travel, saving employers and travelers time and money. Happy employee travel experiences within a policy can be set up in five minutes. Lola.com uses machine learning and 24/7 support to help travelers easily book trips, while empowering managers to create policies, view budgets and expenditures, and monitor their globetrotting team efficiently. Based in Boston, the company was founded in 2015 by Paul English, co-founder of the travel booking site KAYAK, and is led by CEO Mike Volpe, previously CMO at HubSpot. For more information, visit https://www.lola.com/ and connect on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.Contact: