Simon Ferguson first joined Travelport in September 2011. As managing director of Northern Europe, Simon is responsible for Travelport’s business in the UK and Ireland, the Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Nordics. Under his tenure, Travelport in the UK has experienced tremendous growth in its reputation, revenues and offering, with the additions of key low-cost airlines such as Ryanair and Air Asia, a broader range of hotel and accommodation content and the addition of transfer, parking and attractions/event content.
Prior to joining Travelport, Simon spent 20 years in business, consumer and technology media, in a range of senior management positions. During eight years as chief executive of the Travel Weekly Group, he developed gazetteers.com, the UK’s largest online information resource for travel agents and founded and launched Travolution, the leading media brand for the online travel sector. In 2009, he led a management buyout of Travel Weekly from FTSE-100 company, Reed Elsevier.
Outside of work Simon plays rugby and the piano and he also enjoys walking, reading and cooking.