Managing Director of Advertising and Marketing, Travel Sector

With more than 20 years of travel industry experience, Rob Torres serves as Google’s managing director of advertising and marketing for the travel sector. In this role, Rob oversees the strategy development and profitable growth of integrated marketing campaigns. His group serves some of the largest travel brands in the United States.

Prior to joining Google, Rob was vice president of strategic partnerships at During his seven-year career at Expedia, Rob managed a team that had gobal responsibility for 30 strategic accounts, generating gross bookings in excess of $2 billion.

Rob is active in the hospitality industry and community affairs. He currently serves as the vice chairman of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association and is on the board of directors for the Association of Travel Marketing Executives, the U.S. Travel Association, Fareportal, Regatta Solutions, the Adventure Travel & Tour Association, Sustainable Travel International and the Washington Leadership Council for the American Lung Association. Twice Rob has been listed among HSMAI’s “Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing.”

Rob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in public administration from the University of Southern California and a Masters of Business Administration from Georgetown University.  

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