The head of Hotelbeds Group’s retail division has been snapped up by Travelport to head European agency sale.

Alistair Rodger becomes global vice president, agency sales – Europe.

He was previously CEO of Holiday Autos, partner marketing vice president at lastminute.com and vice president of partnerships and promotions at Hilton Worldwide.

In his new role at Travelport, Rodger has responsibility for leading the company’s agency-focused operations across Europe, based at its global headquarters in Langley.

He reports to chief commercial officer for agency sales, Nick Dagg, who said: “We are delighted to appoint Alistair as GVP, agency sales – Europe. He has a wealth of experience from across the travel industry, a proven track record and a firm understanding of the region.

“I am confident that, under his management, we will further accelerate our position in Europe.”

Rodger added: “Travelport is an innovative technology company dedicated to delivering to its customers the solutions they need to improve customer satisfaction, maximise revenue and stand out in the increasingly competitive and ever-evolving global travel industry.”