Those attending NAJ’s Active America-China Summit March 16-18 in Fort Worth, Texas, will have an opportunity to cross paths with the person charged with developing the international travel component of Alitrip, the online travel component of Alibaba, the world’s largest online business group.
Sherri Wu, chief strategy officer and head of international business development of Alitrip, will be at the Summit on March 17th. Wu, who has helped develop Alitrip’s business model and its plans for the Visit USA market, comes to Forth Worth in the wake of two actions that involved U.S. companies.
The entry into the Visit USA marketplace by Alitrip seems to be a logical extension of the company’s international business mission—the Alibaba website was founded 17 years ago as a business-to-business portal to connect Chinese manufacturers with overseas buyers.
As for Wu, she came to Alitrip from Orbitz Worldwide, where she was vice president and general manager for product and technology where she oversaw different areas of the business including loyalty, finance technology, CRM, trip and member expansion, International migration and expansion and various special projects.
(For full details on the Active America program, plus registration information, visit: http://www.activeamericachina.net/)