Steven McArthur Appointed Chief Executive Officer of VEGAS.com
Online Travel Executive to Lead World's Largest City Destination
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 05/29/13 -- Travel and online
veteran Steven McArthur has been named CEO of VEGAS.com. James B.
Gibson, who served as president and CEO of the company for the past
two-and-a-half years, will continue serving as an Officer on the
VEGAS.com Board of Managers.
McArthur brings to VEGAS.com extensive executive leadership
experience. He served as president of North America for Expedia,
overseeing the company's portfolio of North American brands including
Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Classic Vacations and TripAdvisor. He
also served as executive vice president of Web properties for AOL and
as president of Classmates Media Corporation, a division of United
In addition to his leadership roles at Expedia and United Online,
McArthur led the Consumer Applications business unit at
Hewlett-Packard. He began his career at Bain & Company, advising
clients in the technology, travel, health care and financial services
industries. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Queen's University,
Belfast, and an MBA from Harvard University. "Steven's diverse
background and strong knowledge of consumer behavior, travel and
technology make him the ideal person to manage day-to-day activities
at VEGAS.com," observed Gibson.
Gibson is the former three-term Mayor of Henderson, and served on
numerous boards and commissions during his tenure as mayor, including
the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Board of Directors,
the Nevada Development Authority Board of Directors, the Las Vegas
Events Board of Directors and the Regional Transportation Commission.
Under Gibson's leadership, the Company signed an exclusive agreement
with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to allow the
LVCVA to use LasVegas.com as its primary domain. In addition,
e-commerce functionality was integrated into the LVCVA site for the
first time ever.
VEGAS.com is the largest city destination travel
website in the world with extensive, constantly updated information
and a full range of travel products including Las Vegas hotels, Las
Vegas Air & Hotel Packages, Las Vegas shows, tou
rs and golf. A
state-of-the-art contact center provides customer support, expert
information and sales 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a
year to complement the information on www.VEGAS.com. VEGAS.com,
through its Casino Travel & Tours unit, operates retail and concierge
desks at more than 50 locations including Paris, Harrah's, Bally's,
Excalibur, New York-New York, Luxor and more. The company also offers
a variety of excursions including city tours, the Hoover Dam and the
Grand Canyon. VEGAS.com is a member of the Greenspun Family of
Companies, privately owned and operating in Southern Nevada for more
than 60 years.
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