Travelport has appointed Hotelbeds Group retail chief Alistair Rodger its new agency sales lead in Europe.
Rodger joins the GDS operator as global vice-president, agency sales – Europe, reporting to chief commercial officer for agency sales Nick Dagg.
He will be responsible for leading the company’s agency-focused operations across Europe, based at Travelport’s global headquarters in Langley, south-east England.
“[Alistair] has a wealth of experience from across the travel industry, a proven track record and a firm understanding of the region,” said Dagg. “I’m confident that, under his management, we will further accelerate our position in Europe.”
Rodger 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.”
In 2017, Rodger created Hotelbeds’ trade-focused retail division following the integration of GTA and Tourico Holidays, and managed relationships with more than 50,000 retail travel agents.
He has previously held senior roles at LateRooms Group, Holiday Autos, lastminute.com and Hilton Worldwide.