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Simon Fiquet (Expedia): In Asia more than 78% of teens and 58% of adults travel with their families at least twice per year

Theodore Koumelis - 13 September 2017, 00:17

Mr Simon Fiquet, General Manager for Brand Expedia across Southeast Asia and India, spoke to TravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific about the relationship between Expedia and families all around the world.

In the video interview below, Mr Simon Fiquet from Expedia replies to the following questions:

  • TravelDailyNews: Mr Fiquet, Expedia recently conducted a survey about the "Family Travel". What was the purpose of this survey and which are the key findings?
  • TDN: What is the digital footpath of families when they decide to travel and how this differentiates among different cultures?
  • TDN: Which changes you identify to the digital buying behavior of the Thai millennials compared to the international trends?
  • TDN: How can Expedia help its partners to use the findings of your surveys to increase conversions?
  • TDN: Do you plan to conduct more surveys for various segments and if yes which segments you will be focusing next?



Simon Fiquet is the General Manager for Brand Expedia across Southeast Asia and India. As part of the Asia management team, Fiquet is responsible for growing Expedia's business across seven point of sales in the region (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia and India) and manages the operations, introduction of new products and the overall business results in each of these markets.

Prior to joining Expedia, Fiquet led the Global Accounts Travel Asia Pacific team for Google where his focus was to establish long-term, meaningful partnerships at a regional and global level with Google's top 10 travel partners, and to drive execution on joint strategic priorities. He then went on to head the Online Travel team at Google Singapore, managing a team that directly supported Google's largest online travel clients and partners across Asia Pacific to achieve some of their key business objectives online.

Before moving to Singapore, Fiquet was the EMEA Key Account Manager at Google France, working with partners like Amazon and L'Oréal. He joined Google France after many years as a strategy consultant.

Fiquet comes with a strong background in science and engineering, and is active Academic and Education Advisory Council member at the SHATEC, Singapore's Hospitality leading professional school. He is an avid traveler, a very casual pianist and a father of a little girl.




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