Travelport chief executive Greg Webb has been appointed as a member of the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board in the US.
The appointment was made by United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. Webb will serve a two-year term and join the first meeting of the board in early 2021.
The board advises the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the travel and tourism industry in the US.
Areas of interest include government policies and programmes that affect the US travel and tourism industry.
It offers counsel on current and emerging issues, and provides a forum for discussing and proposing solutions to industry-related problems.
Webb said: “This is a crucial moment as the whole travel industry pulls together to respond and recover strongly from the impacts of the global pandemic.
“I’m honoured to join my peers from across the travel sector to share our knowledge and insights and ensure we make the new travel experience safe, secure and exciting.
“I’ve spent most of my career in travel and transportation and want to do everything I can to support the work of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board as they strive to support the vitality of the industry.”