Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading travel commerce platform, announces the appointment of Peggy Bianco as Vice President, Head of Hotel Sourcing, globally. Bianco joins Travelport in mid-May and will report directly into Niklas Andreen who heads up Travelport’s hospitality division.
Bianco is joining the team to further strengthen Travelport’s global hotel offering for both corporate and leisure travel, as well as develop its relationships with hotel partners and provide them with industry-leading content distribution. Travelport’s travel commerce platform provides approximately 68,000 connected agencies worldwide with access to a choice of over 650,000 unique properties bookable in its system.
Bianco has worked in the travel industry for over 25 years and was previously Group Vice President, Global Hotel Services at Orbitz Worldwide, a role which she held for seven years. In this role, she led a team of over 200 global hotel sales and account managers across 20 countries and managed hotel supply for all business units.
Prior to this, Bianco held two other senior management roles at Orbitz: Vice President, Business Development, and, before that, Director of Hotel Sales & Market Management. Before joining Orbitz, Bianco held senior roles at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
Niklas Andreen, Senior Vice President, Hospitality at Travelport, said: “Peggy brings extensive in-depth industry knowledge and experience combined with a passion for success that will allow us to take our hotel offering to the next level. She has a very impressive background, a realcan do attitude and I’m confident that both our hotel customers, and her team, will enjoy working with her.”
Peggy Bianco added: “I’m delighted to be joining Travelport at such an exciting time. Travelport has clearly demonstrated its leadership in hotel distribution, especially in the corporate travel agency space, and the team has reached some incredible milestones in terms of the level of hotel content offered. I’m looking forward to using my skills and expertise to extend this leadership further and continue on the journey of growth with Travelport and its hotel partners.”