Travelport has announced the appointment of Hotelbeds retail director Alistair Rodger as global vice president agency sales for Europe.
At Majorca-based B2B supplier Hotelbeds Group Rodger created and ran the firm’s retail division that was formed in 2017 following the integration of GTA and Tourico Holidays.
This role saw him manage relationships with more than 50,000 retail travel agents.
Prior to Hotelbeds, he 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, Rodger held leadership positions including chief executive officer 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, he will lead the company’s agency-focused operations across Europe and will be based at Travelport’s global headquarters in the UK. He will report to chief commercial officer for agency sales, Nick Dagg.
Dagg: “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.”
Rodger added: “Travelport is an innovative technology company dedicated to delivering to its customers the solutions they need to improve customer satisfaction, maximize 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.”