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Hotelzon further strengthens its management team and operational network

. Hotelzon, a leading hotel distribution technology provider for the B2B travel industry, today announced its entry into Norway and Portugal and the strengthening of its sales team. Additionally, Hotelzon has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Mathias Andersson as Chief Operating Officer.

The developments come after Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry, acquired Hotelzon and follows other recent announcements from the hotel technology provider which has seen the Hotelzon business grow from an operational network of four to ten countries across Europe. This marks a continuation of Travelport’s strategy to heighten its focus on the hotel and corporate travel space.   Mathias Andersson formerly led the Travelport Nordics team for nearly ten years as Regional Manager and brings with him extensive travel industry knowledge and experience. In this newly created role, he will lead the Hotel, Key Account Management and Operations teams as well as the management of Hotelzon’s corporate retail and negotiated rate extranet.  

In Norway, Emrah Sezgin joins Hotelzon as Sales Manager having previously worked at booking.com. Based in Oslo, Sezgin will have full responsibility for the sales activity across the country.  

In Portugal, Rui Miguel da Silva Fachadas will take on a similar role and will be based in Lisbon.  Miguel da Silva Fachadas joins from Lanyon Europe Ltd, a cloud-based travel software company.  

And in the UK, Linda Lennard joins the Hotelzon team as Sales Manager, based in Hotelzon’s London headquarters.  Lennard will be working closely with the well-established UK sales team to further develop their customer base and joins from having previously worked for Airplus, a global provider of business travel payment solutions, and Concur, a provider of travel and expense management service.  

Niklas Andreen, acting CEO for Hotelzon and GVP of Hospitality and Digital Media for Travelport, commented: “It is an exciting time for Hotelzon; we had a busy year in 2014 and this is continuing into 2015 as we push ahead with our expansion plans.”  

“Hotelzon’s success is built on a combination of its strong product offering and its people. With these new appointments, and the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer, which Mathias is well suited to given his extensive experience and customer know-how; we are strengthening the team even further and bringing even more customer focus into our operations.  I look forward to working closely with our new team.”

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