Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform has today announced that António Loureiro, Regional Country Manager at Travelport was rewarded with the APAVT Gold Medal for his work with Portuguese travel agencies during the 42nd APAVT Congress.
APAVT – Portuguese Association of Travel Agencies and Tourism was founded on May 30, 1950 by a group of Travel Agents who considered they could better defend the rights and interests of their sector in the form of an association. The only association of this class in Portugal and the oldest representative of national tourism, it has played a key role in the development of national tourism, promoting the exchange of ideas among its members, presenting proposals at all levels, anticipating market changes and preparing the sector for challenges already placed.
António joined Travelport Portugal in 1992 and has a strong understanding of the airline sector and commercial operations. He was promoted to the role of Managing Director for Portugal in 1999 and is currently Board Member of CTP – the Portuguese Tourism Confederation.
On bestowing António with the Gold Medal of Touristic Merit, the APAVT president, Pedro Costa Ferreira commented: “This was the first Gold Medal to be awarded since 2010 and all of us are grateful to Travelport and António Loureiro”.
António Loureiro, added: “Nothing compares to this. The Gold medal of Touristic Merit is a highly prestigious accolade and is testament to the hard work of Travelport’s team.”