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Date published 30.10.2017

TRAVELPORT has appointed Guido Verweij from the UK as Regional Managing Director Africa, based in Johannesburg. Claudette Thorne will be Acting Country Manager Southern Africa from December 1, taking over from Robyn Christie, who is leaving to pursue other interests.

Ms. Thorne’s previous roles include Business Development Director at GDS Technologies.

Travelport said the management changes were being implemented to “respond to and maximise the growing opportunities Travelport is working on in the region, whilst enabling the commercial team to meet customers’ needs… supporting the growth of their business in Africa”.

Rabih Saab, President and Managing Director Travelport Europe, Middle East, Africa & South Asia commented: “These changes will bring a new zeal and focus to our African teams as we strive to continue to lead with cutting edge technology and customer service to deliver the widest choice of relevant content to travel agencies and consumers in the region.”

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