Simon Ferguson joined Travelport in September 2011 and is Vice President & Managing Director for Northern Europe, overseeing the largest and most digitally savvy European travel markets. Prior to this he spent 20 years in business and consumer media, in a range of senior management positions. During 8 years as Chief Executive of the Travel Weekly group, he developed gazetteers.com, the UK’s largest online information resource for travel agents, and founded and launched Travolution, the leading media brand for the online travel sector. In 2009 he led a management buyout of Travel Weekly from FTSE-100 company Reed Elsevier.
Prior to the travel industry, Simon spent 8 years in technology media and consumer media, launching the UK’s first online B2B e-commerce platform for the IT sector, and Men’s magazine Maxim in 1995. Simon has been a Non-Exec Director and investor in a number of start-ups including mobile marketing platform MePlease and consumer fashion-app Frame.
With a passion for travel, technology, marketing & media, Simon believes today’s global omni-channel environment is the most exciting and challenging in living memory, and relishes the opportunity to discuss it.
About Travelport (www.travelport.com)
Travelport (NYSE: TVPT) is the technology company which makes the experience of selling, buying and managing travel continually better. It operates a travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. The company 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 distribution, car rental, mobile commerce and B2B payment solutions. The company also provides critical IT services to airlines, such as shopping, ticketing, departure control and other solutions. With net revenue of over $2.3 billion in 2016, Travelport is headquartered in Langley, UK, has approximately 4,000 staff and is represented in 180 countries and territories.