- Tomeu Gili recruited as Regional Sales Director for Asia and the Middle East & Africa.
- Giny Jin-Young Jun to be the Bedsonline Regional Sales Manager for South East Asia and Korea.
- News follows recent announcement of Bedsonline consolidation, with GTA retail customers migrating onto Bedsonline’s class-leading booking platform used exclusively by travel agents.
- Inclusion of GTA’s retail product portfolio significantly enlarges range of exclusively contracted content available to travel agents only – increasing hotels from 55,000 to 180,000.
Bedsonline, the leading global provider of accommodation and complementary travel products exclusively for travel agents, has today announced the strengthening of its senior leadership team and the structure for South East Asia and Korea.
Tomeu Gili has joined the team as the Director of Sales for Bedsonline’s Asian, Middle Eastern and African source markets, a new position created combining both regions under one leader. In this role Tomeu will be based in Dubaiand will lead a team of 70 sales managers.
Tomeu brings with him over 20 years of experience in the travel industry, most recently in leadership positions for companies such as Destinations of the World, RTS and Gowaii Corp.
Originally Tomeu worked for Bedsonline in senior leadership roles for 12 years since the brand’s launch in 2003. During this time, he held a range of positions including Head of Sales for Middle East and Asia Pacific and Head of Sales for South Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and Africa.
In addition, Giny Jin-Young Jun has been appointed as the Bedsonline Regional Sales Manager for South East Asia and Korea. Giny will be responsible for launching the new brand and providing Bedsonline’s clients – made up solely of travel agents – in the South East Asia and Korea markets with the highest standards of customer service, along with further expanding and diversifying the number of travel agent subscribers.
Previously Giny was with Tourico Holidays, which was acquired by Hotelbeds in 2017, for 8 years and was most recently the Director of Sales APAC. Before Tourico Holidays she has worked for 6 years in Hanatour and held a number of roles covering areas such as suppliers through to travel technology.
In this role Giny will be based in Seoul, Korea and will lead a team of 11 people. Additionally, the roles reporting to Giny have been confirmed. In key account manager roles Anuchit Thitinantkupt has been appointed to Thailand and Kyungpyo Lee will cover Korea, whilst Maria Encarnacion Garcia, Rex Al Omega Catubig, and Tsz Shing Chan will be in charge of Philippines, with Shane Leow Kean Hoi leading the Malaysia market.
Tomeu Gili, Retail Travel Agents Director for Asia, The Middle East and Africa, comments: 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.
“As part of the recent rebranding and launch of our new value proposition, we’re dedicated to continually improving the customer experience, beyond simply our highly sophisticated booking platform with its advanced functionalities. Essential to this is having in place strong teams with unbeatable local knowledge and commitment to the best service possible for our purely travel agent only customer base. I´m certain that in Giny and her team have the best line-up available in the market.”
Giny Jin-Young Jun, Regional Sales Manager, South East Asia and Korea at Bedsonline, comments: “I am very pleased to be taking on this role and having such a strong team in place during this decisive stage in the development of the Bedsonline brand. Throughout South East Asia and Korea we already have started reaching out to our travel partners – who are made up solely of travel agents – to explain how they will benefit from the new and enhanced Bedsonline offering. This includes enhancements we have made by meticulously selecting the best-of-class functionalities from each legacy business, as well as the growth of our product portfolio to reach over 180,000 hotels and the strengthened position to negotiate the best deals for our travel partners.”
Recently it was announced that the parent company of both GTA and Bedsonline, Hotelbeds, will consolidate its retail product portfolio and globally offer the newly refreshed Bedsonline brand and platform – establishing the world’s leading provider of accommodation and complementary services designed exclusively for use by travel agents only.
The strategic milestone followed extensive consultation with customers since Tourico Holidays and GTA – along with its retail brands TravelBound and TravelCube – joined Hotelbeds in 2017.
A migration plan is already underway by speaking with the travel agent customers of GTA about the benefits of moving onto Bedsonline’s booking platform – where the combination of the GTA retail brand’s content will increase from 55,000 to 180,000 the number of hotels available to customers. Clients will have sufficient time to transition at their own pace and both workshops and technical support will be on hand to support a seamless migration.