Travelport continues Eastern European push

2010-03-08

Travelport is to distribute its Galileo and Worldspan platforms in Bulgaria. The global distribution system supplier has opened Travelport Bulgaria Ltd, headed up Hannes Rosenmund.Rosenmund has worked for nearly 40 years in various managerial positions with Swissair and has spent the last five years as director of a travel agency in Bulgaria. Oliver Streit, head of new markets in Eastern Europe for Travelport, said: ‘Rosenmund has had a very high profile career in the travel industry, spanning nearly four decades and working in a number of different sectors including the aviation sector. ‘This highly relevant experience and excellent track record were crucial factors when selecting our distribution partner in Bulgaria.‘This new partnership in Bulgaria marks an important milestone for Travelport and completes our presence in the Balkan region.’The announcement forms part of Travelport’s ongoing multi-million dollar investment drive in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, where it announced plans over a year ago to grow its presence through a combination of new direct operations as well as the recruitment of additional new distribution partners.