Wayfarer TV global exclusive: Wyndham CEO Geoff Ballotti talks global trends, brands and top technology

by James Wilkinson

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts’ President and CEO, Geoff Ballotti, is excited about the outlook for the popular lodging business, as business and leisure travel continues to take off.

Speaking exclusively on camera to Wayfarer at the company’s recent global convention in Anaheim, California, Ballotti said it was an exciting time globally for the company, from Europe to Asia-Pacific, the Americas and more.

At Wyndham’s global convention, Ballotti was also excited about the roll-out of new technology and business enhancements for franchisees, as well as the growth of Wyndham Rewards, which has now reached 104 million members.

To view the not-to-be-missed interview, click on the YouTube video above.


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