Google Travel makes leadership change

Richard Holden, general manager of Google Travel since 2020, is no longer in that role

Jul 12, 2023

Google announced leadership changes in its Travel team, expressing gratitude for Richard Holden's leadership in the past years. The new leaders, Rose Yao and Julie Farago, are experienced Google employees with expertise in product management and engineering.

Key takeaways

  • Yao previously worked in the Geo organization, while Farago has held roles in product and engineering across Google and Verily, including leading engineering for hotel and vacation rental search products;
  • Google clarified that Holden has not left the company but did not provide further details on his next steps. Holden had previously led Google's product management team for seven years and had been with the company since 2002;
  • Google's travel-related platforms, Google Hotels and Google Flights, have become leading metasearch channels over the past decade, generating billions of dollars in advertising revenue from suppliers and online travel agencies.

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