Travelport, a leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry, today announces the official appointment of Duncan Barraclough as Head of Online Travel Agencies (OTA) for Western Europe.
In his new role, Barraclough will lead Travelport’s Western European online account management and support team, working closely with online travel agency partners. He will report directly to Damiano Sabatino, Travelport’s VP and Managing Director for Western Europe.
Barraclough joins Travelport from UK Fuels Group, where he held the position of Head of Online. He brings a wealth of experience from the online travel sector, having held a number of senior commercial positions in LateRooms, Travelsupermarket and MyTravel.
“Duncan is a seasoned industry professional able to quickly identify strategic opportunities for growth in the online sector” explained Damiano Sabatino. “The appointment marks our commitment to invest in the needs of customers in this sector. I am delighted to welcome him on board.”
Commenting on his appointment Duncan Barraclough said: ““I am very excited to join the Travelport team. The company has been a long-standing partner within travel and we are looking forward to adding both value and innovation to the European online marketplace.”
Barraclough will lead a team focused on the online sector, including existing online experts within Travelport’s pan-European offices.