Simon Ferguson

President and Managing Director, Americas

Simon Ferguson President and Managing Director, Americas
Simon Ferguson is President & Managing Director of Americas for Travelport, covering The United States, Canada & Latin America, based in Atlanta GA, a position he took up in July 2018. Originally from London, Simon joined Travelport in September 2011 as Managing Director, UK & Ireland, and has held several leadership positions including, most recently, Vice President of Northern Europe.
Prior to this he spent 20 years in business, consumer & digital media, in a range of senior management positions. During 8 years as Chief Executive of the Travel Weekly UK group, he developed, one of Europe’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 UK from FTSE-100 Company Reed Elsevier.
Prior to the travel industry, Simon spent 8 years in technology media and consumer media, launching the UK’s first online B2B e-commerce platform for the IT sector, and Men’s magazine Maxim in 1995.
Simon has been a non-exec director and investor in a number of start-ups including mobile marketing platform MePlease and consumer fashion-app Frame.


Executive Roundtable: Airlines - From NDC to LCCs

Passenger jets ushered in the modern travel era, and now air distribution is undergoing a modernization of its own. Widespread NDC adoption opens new doors, while the growth of LCCs changes the competitive landscape. Suppliers and OTAs still seek the ideal customer experience, from search to shop to buy to fly.