– IRELAND, Dublin –  Hostelworld Group PLC (LON: HSW), the global hostel-focussed online booking platform, today announced the appointment of Evan Cohen as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company effective from 14 August 2019. Evan will also join the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination committees.

Michael Cawley, Chairman of Hostelworld plc, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Evan to the Board of Hostelworld. He brings a wealth of experience in the technology sector having held senior positions in several well-known global technology and media companies including Lyft and Foursquare. His expertise in growing and developing platform businesses make him an ideal candidate to join the Board, and I know that his knowledge of advising growth companies will be invaluable to Hostelworld.”

About Evan Cohen

Evan is a management and strategy consultant with over 20 years’ experience in the technology sector. Most recently, he had operational responsibility for ride-hailing company Lyft’s entire US East Coast business. He was the sixth ever full-time employee at the location-based mobile service provider, Foursquare, from 2010-2014, holding the role of Chief Operating Officer most recently and has held senior strategic consulting and operational roles at Bebo, Jupiter and MTM. Evan also advises start-ups through his own strategic consulting business, EVCO Advisory Services.

About Hostelworld Group

Hostelworld Group is the leading hostel-focussed online booking platform, sparking social experiences for young and independent travellers.

Our customers are not your average tourists; they crave unique experiences that we facilitate with the best choice of hostels around the world offered in 19 languages across the website and 13 languages on our app of our core brand Hostelworld.

We have 20 years’ experience as the hostel Online Travel Agent experts, and today we work with over 16,500 hostel properties globally, in addition to 20,000 other forms of budget accommodation.

Our customers have access to an extensive database of more than 11.5 million customer reviews which allows them to choose the hostel that’s right for them.

Since 1999 we’ve partnered with hostels worldwide, enabling them to manage and distribute their inventory to our highly engaged and valuable global customer base.

For more information: https://www.hostelworld.com

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