Travelport appoints Dieter Rumpel to lead its business in Germany and Switzerland

Travelport appoints Dieter Rumpel to lead its business in Germany and Switzerland

Langley, U.K., 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, has announced that Dieter Rumpel will now lead the company’s business in Germany and Switzerland. Formerly Country Manager, responsible for Travelport’s Agency Commerce business in Switzerland, Dieter will now lead the company’s business in both Germany and Switzerland. Dieter reports into Simon Ferguson, Managing Director, Northern Europe.

Dieter has over 30 years of experience in the travel industry and prior to joining Travelport in January 2011, Dieter held a number of senior management positions in airline, corporate and leisure travel as well as the event and destination management industries. He grew HRG Switzerland as Director of Operations, built up Kuoni’s event management brand in Switzerland, UK and the USA and ran a multi-national destination management sales team across seven European countries. In collaboration with Travelport’s existing and highly experienced teams in Germany and Switzerland, Dieter will lead the regional expansion of the world’s only true Travel Commerce Platform, while substantially influencing the constant expansion of the Travelport CETS leisure distribution tool.

Dieter commented: “Germany and Switzerland are both key strategic countries of focus for Travelport and provide great opportunities for us to expand the leadership position of Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform. I look forward to driving our business and fuelling the growth of our customers.”

Simon Ferguson, Travelport’s VP and Managing Director for Northern Europe, added: “With his deep understanding of the industry and needs of our customers, I’m confident Dieter will take us to the next step of our mission to redefine travel commerce and build our leadership position across Germany and Switzerland.”

About Travelport

Travelport is a Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment, mobile and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry.  With a presence in approximately 180 countries, approximately 4,000 employees, and an additional approximately 1,000 employees at IGT Solutions Private Ltd who provide us with application development services, our 2016 net revenue was over $2.3 billion.

Travelport is comprised of:

  • A Travel Commerce Platform through which it facilitates travel commerce by connecting the world’s leading travel providers with online and offline travel buyers in a proprietary business-to-business (B2B) travel marketplace.  Travelport has a leadership position in airline merchandising, hotel content and rate distribution, mobile travel commerce and a pioneering B2B payment solution that addresses the needs of travel intermediaries to efficiently and securely settle travel transactions.
  • Technology Services through which it provides critical IT services to airlines, such as shopping, ticketing, departure control and other solutions, enabling them to focus on their core business competencies and reduce costs.

Travelport is headquartered in Langley, U.K.  The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and trades under the symbol “TVPT”.

SOURCE: Travelport

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Kate Aldridge
VP Corporate Communications
e: kate.aldridge@travelport.com
t: +44 (0)1753 288720
m: +44 (0)7921698757

Ralph Steffen
Kontakt Travelport
Tel. +49 – (0) 6257 – 6 87 81
Email: ralph.steffen@claasen.de

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