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Published on : Thursday, June 25, 2015
Kurt, who starts in his role at Travelport at the beginning of August, brings with him a wealth of experience gained with some of the biggest names in the travel industry. Most recently, Kurt was Head of Meetings & Events at Carlson Wagonlit Travel Benelux in Belgium and prior to this worked for Virgin Express and Thomas Cook. Kurt has first-hand experience in the business and leisure, distribution, MICE and tour operator sectors.
Kurt, is to be based in Brussels and will also be part of the Travelport Benelux management team, reporting directly to Marco van Ieperen, Travelport’s General Manger for the Benelux.
Kurt replaced Frank Van der Eynde who recently left Travelport to pursue a career as an independent consultant.
Kurt commented: “I’m thrilled to be joining the Travelport team at such an exciting time for the company. Travelport has some genuinely innovative, industry leading products and is working hard to empower travel agents to grow their businesses and increase revenues. I am excited to now be leading our team in Belgium and Luxembourg and look forward to meeting our customers in the coming months.”
Marco added: “I am so pleased to be welcoming Kurt to the Travelport team and I’m confident that our customers will be able to draw on his extensive experience, enthusiasm and knowledge of the travel industry to support their businesses.”