LANGLEY, UK, 2016-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, today announced it has hired Carlos Quijano as commercial director, Air Commerce, to lead the team that manages Travelport’s airline relationships in the growing Latin America region.
Quijano, a native of Colombia with more than seventeen-years’ experience in the airline industry, joins Travelport after most recently serving as sales director, West region (United States) for LATAM Airlines Group, one of Latin America’s leading airlines.
At LATAM, Quijano led a team of seven sales managers to develop B2B sales strategies for the region, including marketing, brand planning, and business development initiatives, with an annual revenue budget in excess of $100 million. Prior to serving as western regional director, Quijano held other key roles for LATAM in pricing, performance analysis, and operations.
Quijano began his airline career working with American Airlines, holding key operational management roles in Colombia and Miami, followed by working with ISDS as an airline international security consultant in Dakar, Africa.
Chris Engle, Travelport’s vice president, Air Commerce, commented:
“We are thrilled to have a seasoned airline executive like Carlos join our team to lead our commercial airline business in Latin America. Travelport believes strongly in the growth of the Latin American airline industry. The addition of Carlos, with his experience in how airlines operate, price their products, and maximize revenue streams, brings tremendous value to our airline clients throughout the region.”
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, over 3,700 employees, and an additional 1,200 employees at IGT Solutions Private Ltd who provide us with application development services, our 2015 net revenue was over $2.2 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”.
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