The UK management of Travelport has been bolstered with former Galileo sales manager Guy Snelgar joining as commercial director.
He will lead the company’s UK sales and account management teams reporting to UK and Ireland managing director Paul Broughton.
Snelgar has worked for rival Amadeus, Get There, Diners Club International, Portman Travel and Galileo.
He is a supplier director for the Institute of Travel and Meetings.
Snelgar said: “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.”
Broughton added: “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.”