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Travelport Appoints Alistair Rodger GVP, Agency Sales – Europe

Travelport Appoints Alistair Rodger GVP, Agency Sales – Europe

Travelport has appointed Alistair Rodger as Global Vice President, Agency Sales – Europe. Alistair has joined Travelport from Hotelbeds Group, where he created and ran the Retail Division. The division was formed in 2017 following the integration of GTA and Tourico Holidays into the Hotelbeds Group, and managed relationships with more than 50,000 retail travel agents.

Prior to his time with Hotelbeds Group, Alistair was Chief Commercial and Operating Officer at online accommodation website, The LateRooms Group, where he had responsibility for group operations across LateRooms.com, AsiaRooms.com and MalaPronta.com.

Previously, Alistair held leadership positions including Chief Executive at Holiday Autos, Vice President of Partner Marketing for EMEA at lastminute.com, and Vice President of Partnerships and Promotions at Hilton Worldwide.

At Travelport, Alistair has responsibility for leading the company’s agency-focused operations across Europe. He will be based in the company’s global headquarters in Langley, England. He will report to Travelport’s Chief Commercial Officer for Agency Sales, Nick Dagg.

 

Nick said: “We are delighted to appoint Alistair as GVP, Agency Sales—Europe. He has a wealth of experience from across the travel industry, a proven track record, and a firm understanding of the region. I am confident that, under his management, we will further accelerate our position in Europe.”

 

Alistair added: “Travelport is an innovative technology company dedicated to delivering to its customers the solutions they need to improve customer satisfaction, maximise revenue and stand out in the increasingly competitive and ever-evolving global travel industry. I look forward to working with Travelport’s experienced and highly talented team in Europe. Together, I believe we can take the business to a new level for the benefit of our customers.”

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

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