I am confident that he will help us to reinforce the outstanding relationship that we have with our car rental partners.
CarTrawler, the travel industry’s gateway to worldwide car rental distribution, has appointed a new Chief Procurement Officer (“CPO”) to the Executive Team.
Brian Ingarfield joins CarTrawler as CPO having spent the past seven years as General Manager of Tour America where he successfully transformed business operations and delivered profitable growth during a period of challenging market conditions.
Prior to that, Brian held senior executive positions at Langdale Holdings, UPS and Mayne Nickless PLC.
As CarTrawler CPO, Brian will be responsible for the development of the global car rental supply base to support the company’s ambitious plans for growth.
Speaking in Dublin today, CarTrawler CEO Mike McGearty welcomed Brian Ingarfield to the CarTrawler Executive Team;
“CarTrawler works with in excess of 800 car rental agents all over the world. The mutually beneficial partnership that we enjoy with them is of critical importance to our business and has been one of the driving forces behind our significant double digit growth in recent years. Brian has an impressive track record of building strategic alliances and I am confident that he will help us to reinforce the outstanding relationship that we have with our car rental partners.”
The appointment of Brian Ingarfield will facilitate the transition of Niall Turley, current CPO and CarTrawler co-founder, to a non-executive role on the Board of Directors.
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CarTrawler is behind one of the most widely distributed car rental distribution platforms in the world. CarTrawler is not just a car rental booking engine; it is an ancillary revenue driver for the entire travel industry. CarTrawler connects some of the world’s largest airlines, online travel agents and accommodation suppliers with over 879 car rental agents at 30,000 locations in 174 different countries. The booking engine operates in more than 30 languages and quotes in multiple currencies enabling global distribution. By integrating the CarTrawler booking engine into a partner website, they gain the ability to sell car rental in addition to their core product or as a stand-alone service. CarTrawler helps to increase average spend per visit to a partner’s website while preserving the partners brand identity.
CarTrawler is exclusively a B2B supplier, working with partners to deliver tailored solutions that help them to maximize the revenue that they generate from car rental. Innovative sales tools such as the open source Facebook app, open source iPhone app and car rental mapping are all part of the CarTrawler partner package.
CarTrawler is the largest provider of car rental booking systems to the airline industry in the world. Over 200 million airline passengers have access to a comprehensive range of car rental solutions that have been integrated into the website of their airline of choice. Airline partners include Volotea, Vueling, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Fly Dubai, Air India, South African Airways, Finn Air, Malaysian Airlines, Iceland Air, Hawaiian Airlines, Norwegian, Wizz Air and Gulf Air. CarTrawler also work with Datalex and SITA who resell their technology to the airline industry.
CarTrawler also provide car rental sales technology to lodgings (hotels, rented accommodation, and hostels), online travel agents, information websites (media, tourist authorities, and airports), travel and transportation (car rental, rail and ferry websites) and retail travel agents. Clients include American Express, Hostelworld, Villarenters, Octobus Travel, STA Travel, Skyscanner, Travix, Online Republic, The Trainline.com, Via Michelin, Flightnetwork, Travelstart, HolidayExtras, Air Canada Vacations and Flightcentre.
CarTrawler has negotiated global supply deals with industry leading car rental brands and key local suppliers including Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, National, Thrifty, Payless, Alamo, Dollar and SIXT.
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