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Published on : Saturday, July 29, 2017
Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform, has announced the appointment of Fred Lindgren as Country Manager for Spain with effect from 1st August. Fred has most recently been the Director of Strategy for Agency Commerce, where he led significant change programs globally to drive continued growth. As Spain country manager, Fred will be responsible for managing operations and accelerating growth in this key market. He will be reporting into Antonio Loureiro, General Manager for Portugal and Spain, and will be based at Travelport’s office in Madrid.
Fred who grew up and lived in Spain for nearly 20 years joined Travelport in 2014 and has extensive experience in the travel, technology and telecoms sectors, specializing in strategy and marketing. Fred previously worked for a major telecoms operator, where he was responsible for strategic planning across the globe and was based in Spain for over five years acting as key liaison between central and local marketing functions.
Travelport, the B2B travel tech business, is a leading digital travel technology company whose platform combines state-of-the-art technology with industry leading solutions. Last year Travelport’s agency customers issued 117 million airline tickets, sold over 94 million car rental days and 65 million room nights. The company leads its industry in the provision of mobile commerce, B2B commercial payments, airline merchandising capabilities and other travel distribution products provided to corporate and leisure travel agencies, airlines, hotels, car rental companies and rail service providers who interface in to its travel commerce platform.
Following his appointment, Fred commented: “With Spain such a major player in the travel industry, its crucial we provide the always-connected traveller with more choice, more personalisation and more flexibility than ever before. With these ever-evolving traveller needs and evolving technologies, the industry needs embrace a significant technology paradigm shift from the traditional distribution model towards open and innovation-driven technology solutions with the ability to deliver travel everywhere. I’m very excited to have the opportunity to drive our business in Spain forward and support travel community by enabling it to provide travel choice in the ways that today’s travellers want to access it – online and on the move.”
Antonio Loureiro, General Manager for Portugal and Spain, added: “Fred’s appointment to the newly created role of Country Manager for Spain is part of Travelport’s strategy to reinforce our position in Spain. With our highly-differentiated travel technology platform, we already have the right technology, the right solutions and the right people to support our customers and partners in driving their performance. With Fred’s appointment, we now also have the right leader to successfully manage a strategic transformation in the industry.”