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Published on : Friday, July 29, 2016
Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform, has announced a new hire, with Guy Snelgar joining as Commercial Director to lead its UK Sales and Account Management teams. Guy reports into Paul Broughton, Managing Director for Travelport UK & Ireland.
Guy brings with him over 25 years’ experience in the travel industry, having worked for a major airline, all three GDSs, an international hotel chain, a TMC, a corporate online booking tool and a payment provider.
During that time he has gained experience across many sectors of the industry, from driving the van delivering ticket printers to travel agents, through to leading a business helping blue chip corporations plan and implement travel programmes across EMEA. Guy also operates as a Supplier Director at the Institute of Travel Management.
Guy commented on his appointment: “I’m thrilled to be back at Travelport and to be joining at such an interesting time in the Company’s growth story. It’s been fascinating to see it transform from a traditional GDS to a Travel Commerce Platform. I’m now looking forward to telling that story and explaining how we can add real value to our customers’ business.”
Paul Broughton, commented: “We’re really excited to be welcoming Guy to the team and his knowledge and experience will be of huge benefit, not only to our UK team but also to our customers. I’m confident that together we can build our leadership position in this region.”