Wotif boss and other staff get a permanent vacation following Expedia takeover
Wotif.com Holdings chief executive Scott Blume and many other employees of the online travel agent will be departing the company as new owner Expedia undertakes a major restructure of the Australian online travel group.
United States travel giant Expedia completed a $703 million takeover of Wotif in November and since then it has been reviewing its plans for the Australian company.
It is understood the job losses over the coming weeks will target its Asian operations and its local technology division in particular. In Asia, Wotif has offices in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
As of September, Wotif employed 620 people, including 170 technology staff in Sydney and Bangkok. A spokesman for Expedia declined to say how many employees would be leaving the business.