Sean O’Kelly has been named as head of business development for Sabre Travel Network in Ireland.
He joins from Irish software and web design firm Magico Software and previously worked for Galileo, GetThere, American Airlines, South African Airways and Native Trading.
O’Kelly will lead Sabre’s expansion in Ireland by dealing with travel agencies and helping them grow their businesses.
Sabre UK and Ireland commercial director Elisabeth Martins said the appointment was an important step in the company’s overall expansion strategy.
“In the last two years Sabre has made a significant investment across Europe, the Middle East and Africa,” she said. “Existing teams have grown across the region and new teams have been created in marketplaces into which Sabre is expanding. Ireland is an important part of this strategy.
“In addition, Sabre been working closely with travel agencies across EMEA and has made an unprecedented investment the development of technology they require to be able to grow their businesses, generate more revenue and maximise the service offered to customers and travellers.”