Singapore, 04 October 2018: Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), the leading travel commerce platform, announced the appointment of Ming Foong as Regional Managing Director of Asia, effective immediately.
In his new role, Ming takes responsibility for managing and growing Travelport’s business in Asia (excluding Japan and India), providing leadership to the teams and partners in the region. Ming will continue to be based in Hong Kong and to report to Mark Meehan, Managing Director of Travelport’s newly formed Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APACMEA) region.
Since joining Travelport in 2012, Ming has been instrumental in growing Travelport’s business in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. His most recent role was Managing Director for Greater China Region (GCR) and Online Business Group (OBG) APAC.
Harnessing the rapid growth of online travel market, Ming and his team strategized and implemented a series of innovative business initiatives to successfully expand Travelport’s portfolio across APAC. Under Ming’s leadership in the Greater China Region, Travelport formulated partnerships with a plethora of online travel agencies (OTA), traditional offline agencies and corporate TMC customers. Ming has also actively driven Travelport’s transformation from a legacy GDS company into a true travel commerce platform backed up by leading technology innovations and diverse product offerings.
Commenting on the announcement, Mark Meehan said: “Travelport delivered strong performance in this region over the last few years, and Ming has contributed considerably to it. I am confident that Ming will have every success in his expanded responsibilities, leveraging his extensive experience in the digital and e-commerce industries.”
Ming added: “Asia has been incubating many new business models, product innovations and customer demands. At Travelport, we strive to be the technology partner of choice to help our customers navigate through this landscape. I am happy to embark on this new opportunity, to lead the business at an exciting time. I look forward to working with the travel communities across the region and to bring more business ideas to fruition.”
Travelport is the technology company which makes the experience of 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 platform.
Travelport has a leading position in airline merchandising, hotel content and distribution, car rental, mobile commerce and B2B payment solutions. The company also provides IT services to airlines, such as shopping, ticketing, departure control and other solutions. With net revenue of over $2.5 billion in 2018, Travelport is headquartered in Langley, U.K., has over 3,700 employees and is represented in approximately 180 countries and territories.