Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), the leading Travel Commerce Platform, today announced the appointment of Riona McGrath as country manager for Ireland. McGrath replaces Sinead Reilly who held the role for six years before taking on the new role of strategic account director for Travelport in the Northern European region.
As country manager for Ireland, McGrath will be responsible for managing local operations in the country while accelerating its growth through introducing new initiatives that meet and exceed the evolving needs of our customers and industry partners. She will report into Paul Broughton, regional director for the UK and Ireland, and be based at Travelport’s office in Dublin.
From 2016 to 2018 McGrath was head of sales and marketing for International House Dublin, an English language training school and a member of the renowned International House World Organisation, one of the largest English language teaching and teacher training organizations in the world. Prior to this, she held numerous management positions at CarTrawler, a B2B travel technology platform providing multimodal transport solutions in the vehicle rental sector, where she spent six years.
Commenting on the announcement, Paul Broughton, regional director for the UK and Ireland, said: “I am delighted to welcome Riona to Travelport as the new country manager to lead our important operation in Ireland. Her wealth of commercial, sales and account management experience will enable us to further build on the recent successes that we have seen in the region.”
McGrath, remarked: “This is an exciting time for Travelport and I’m delighted to be leading its highly knowledgeable and experienced team in Ireland. It’s my aim to increase the strong presence and capability that Travelport has in the country to further help the Irish travel industry provide travellers with more choice, more personalisation and more flexibility than ever before."
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.