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Gordon Wilson is president and chief executive officer of Travelport GDS, a global distribution system (GDS) and business unit of Travelport.

A member of the travel industry for the past 20 years, Wilson is responsible for Travelport GDS's worldwide activities, which are focused on delivering content, reservations technology and services to travel operators, travel management companies and corporations.[1] Wilson is also responsible for aiRES, a passenger services system for airlines, and Shepherd Systems, a provider of market intelligence to the travel industry.

Wilson became CEO of Travelport GDS in August 2007 when Travelport acquired Worldspan, a competing GDS, and merged it with Galileo. He was CEO of Galileo prior to the acquisition, when Travelport GDS was created from these two entities. [2][3]

Since joining Galileo in 1991, Wilson has filled many positions with the company, including vice president for global customer service delivery, managing director of Galileo Southern Africa, managing director of Galileo Portugal and Spain and general manager of airline sales and marketing for Galileo International. Most recently, he was president and CEO of the Travelport Business Group.

Wilson received his master’s degree in law from the University of Cambridge, UK and a postgraduate diploma in air and space law from University College, London. He is on the board of SITA.


Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Next-generation GDS to roll out. TTG Asia, March 2007.
  2. ^ Consolidation strikes GDS world with Travelport/Worldspan deal. Aviation Daily, December 8, 2006.
  3. ^ Blackstone in $1.4bn deal for Worldspan. FT.com. December 7, 2006.

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