Bedsonline appoints first head for Asia Middle East and Africa markets

Bedsonline appoints first head for Asia Middle East and Africa markets

Position created for Tomeu Gili to combine each region under one leader

Bedsonline, a global B2B provider of accommodation and complementary travel services, has recruited Tomeu Gili to its senior leadership team.

Gili will be the director of sales for Bedsonline’s Asian, Middle Eastern and African source markets, a new position created to combine each region under one leader.

In his new role, Gili will be based in Dubai and will lead a team of seventy people.

He will be responsible for supporting Bedsonline’s existing travel agency customers in the local markets while further expanding and diversifying the number of agencies working with Bedsonline’s booking platform.

Gili brings with him over 20 years of experience in the travel industry, with recent leadership positions for companies such as Destinations of the World, RTS and Gowaii.

Previous to these positions, Gili worked for Bedsonline in senior leadership roles for 12 years, since the brand’s launch in 2003, in which he held positions including head of sales for Middle East and Asia Pacific and head of sales for South Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and Africa.

This news follows the announcement that Hotelbeds, the parent company of both GTA and Bedsonline, has consolidated its travel agency product portfolio and platform globally, under the refreshed Bedsonline brand.

Carlos Muñoz, bedbank managing director at Hotelbeds, said: “We are delighted to welcome Tomeu back into the Bedsonline team.

“He brings an incomparable wealth of experience that will play a pivotal role in further enhancing the expertise of our commercial teams as we continue to build on our position as the worlds’s leading booking platform for travel agents.

“I, along with the rest the teams, look forward to working closely with Tomeu to continue our rapid expansion in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.”

Gili added: “It’s an honor to be coming back to Bedsonline. I was privileged to be part of the team that launched the brand over 15 years ago in Spain and witness its rapid expansion at that time.

“Now, with a portfolio of over 50,000 travel agency customers worldwide backed by a class leading booking platform that has gone from strength to strength, this is an exciting time indeed to be returning to the business.

“I can´t wait to get out there, meet our customers and discuss how we can help them to grow their business.”