Travelport appoints online business head
Dubai, December 5, 2013
Travelport, a leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry, has appointed Michael van der Ende as head of its Online Travel Agencies (OTA) for the Middle East, Africa and India.
Ende joins Travelport from dnata Travel (part of the Emirates Group) where he held the position of B2C manager and brings a wealth of experience from the OTA sector having held senior positions in Europe with lastminute.com and Opodo, said a company statement.
In his new role, Ende will take on the responsibility of overseeing and driving Travelport’s e-business across the region, it said.
In 2014, Ende’s key focus will be on delivering Travelport’s robust online strategy, which is based on increasing revenue from OTA business in the region and in India and on championing regional online customer agenda. - TradeArabia News Service