AdventureLink, an online source for booking adventure travel, named former Yahoo! Inc. senior vice president Jeff Dossett as CEO. Dossett will be responsible for building global recognition for AdventureLink as the preeminent online marketplace for booking adventure travel.
In February 2009, AdventureLink launched the world’s first online booking system for adventure travel developed in conjunction with its partner, VAX VacationAccess. The AdventureLink system opens up booking capability for adventure travel opportunities worldwide providing easy access and distribution to over 70,000 leisure travel agents across North America.
Dossett joins AdventureLink from Yahoo! Inc. where he served as senior vice president of audience experiences for the North America region. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Dossett was the executive producer and general manager of MSN in the U.S. He also served as CEO of Carpoint and general manager of MSN HomeAdvisor.
“I love the fact that Jeff is a risk taker and an accomplished mountain climber, having summited Everest twice," said AdventureLink Chairman and Founder Kelly Tompkins. "But more than that, as an executive, he has demonstrated tremendous leadership both at Microsoft and most recently, Yahoo!”
AdventureLink is the largest online source for travel professionals and consumers to book adventure travel with over 60,000 trips offered by over 1,800 tour operators worldwide.