Travelocity Business(R) today announced the appointment of Eric Henderson as vice president and global head of supplier relations. The appointment of Mr. Henderson aligns with TBiz? focus in 2009 on structuring a supplier program that helps the company better define the value its clients bring to suppliers, as well as leveraging that value to aid clients in securing better negotiated rates and services.

Mr. Henderson has nearly 25 years of travel management and airline industry experience, including senior relationship management positions with such companies as American Express, Rosenbluth International, and Continental Airlines. His most recent position was at StarCITE, the Web-based corporate meetings technology provider, where he shared business development responsibilities and managed supplier operations.

Travelocity Business, a full-service corporate travel management company, offers multi-national companies a compelling combination of best-in-class automation with a complete array of traditional travel management services. More than 85 percent of TBiz bookings are made online, evidence of the agency?s ability to maximize savings for clients and drive travelers to use preferred suppliers.

?As a company, we have achieved a stage at which we need a supplier program that complements but is independent of the leisure side of,? said Lesley Harris, president of Travelocity Business. ?Eric?s diverse background and track record for cultivating long-term, programs that benefit all partners makes him the perfect choice for achieving our goals with suppliers in the air, car and hotel arenas.?