The airline division of FLEETCOR, including Hotel Connections, the world’s leading provider of technology and services for crew logistics management, and Travelliance, a leader in airline lodging programs, is excited to announce centralized leadership under newly appointed President, Mike Appleton.
Mike Appleton, previously president and CEO of Hotel Connections, will lead the airline division as president. He is joined by a tenured team of Hotel Connections and Travelliance executives, and their more than 100 combined airline partners.
Hotel Connections specializes in solutions for scheduled and IROP pilots and cabin crews, and emergency relief for distressed passengers with missed connections, delays and flight cancellations. Travelliance offers the full suite of disrupted passenger services with the industry’s largest hotel database and the technology and support to make travel disruptions seamless.
By bringing together each company’s expertise, Hotel Connections and Travelliance will deliver the most comprehensive airline lodging and crew logistics program in the industry.
“Our combined suite of solutions makes travel management easier and less expensive, ensuring professional travelers worldwide remain connected, comfortable and secure throughout their journey,” said Appleton. “With our combined expertise, we are transforming the way airlines manage their operations, delivering innovative tools that enable them to make smarter, data-driven decisions while delighting the world’s most mobile workforce. I am honored to get to lead this effort.”
About Mike Appleton
Appleton has led Hotel Connections as president and CEO since 2019, after joining the company as COO a year prior. Before Hotel Connections, Appleton served in the investment management division at Credit Suisse. He holds a J.D. and MBA, sits as a member of The Florida Bar, and serves on the board of directors of Make a Wish Foundation for Southern Florida.
About Hotel Connections and Travelliance
Hotel Connections and Travelliance, Fleetcor companies, are the world’s leading providers of technology and services for crew and passenger logistics management. Our next-gen suite of solutions makes travel management easier and less expensive, while ensuring professional travelers worldwide remain connected, comfortable and secure throughout their journey. We are transforming the way our customers manage their operations, delivering innovative tools that enable them to make smarter, data-driven decisions while delighting the world’s most mobile workforce. Hotel Connections is headquartered in Miami, FL, with local offices in Scottsdale, Atlanta, London, Chicago, Minnesota and Singapore.
FLEETCOR (NYSE: FLT) is a leading Global Business Payments Company that simplifies the way businesses manage and pay their expenses. The FLEETCOR portfolio of brands help companies automate, secure, digitize and control payments to, or on behalf of, their employees and suppliers. FLEETCOR serves businesses, merchants and partners in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, visit www.FLEETCOR.com.