Gillian Tans is no longer CEO but is staying with the OTA as chairwoman, a newly created role.  Meanwhile, Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel's role will expand to the role of CEO.

Tans was named CEO in 2016. Before that, she had been its president and chief operating officer.

Fogel was the head of worldwide strategy and planning before he was named president and CEO of Booking Holdings in 2016. Before that, he was executive vice president of corporate development. He has been with the company since 2000.

"I am excited by the opportunity to guide our largest business and drive even more alignment across the Booking Holdings brands as we continue on our mission to help people experience the world," Fogel said. "We are executing against a large market opportunity with a clear strategic roadmap. Working with the full global team, I believe we can identify ways to drive more collaboration and integration to strengthen the company's positioning for long-term success." 

In a statement, Fogel said he looks forward to working with Tans in her new role. He praised her contributions for the past 17 years she's been with the company. is Booking Holdings' flagship brand. The company was renamed Booking Holdings last year to reflect the growth of the brand; it was previously the Priceline Group. Its other primary brands are Kayak,,, and OpenTable.

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