Amadeus UK Appoints Bill Barnes as Head of Amadeus Tours UK

Amadeus announced today the appointment of Bill Barnes as the Head of the new Amadeus UK Tours Group.

During the last 3 years Bill has been Business Development Manager with Amadeus UK and has been key in analysing the market on its leisure distribution potentials.  He is now looking forward to the implementation of these plans to establish a new distribution platform for leisure travel services in the UK. 


Bill’s role illustrates Amadeus’ commitment to growing its Leisure Travel distribution business in the UK - following its success in the German and other European markets. The recently announced partnership with Comtec is a key component in this process.



Within his new role Bill will be working closely with Comtec and other industry players to establish a cohesive plan which will enable the delivery of a comprehensive range of modern and functionally rich products and services to all sectors of the Leisure Travel Industry. 


“With the strongest market share in the leisure sector of all the GDS’ in the UK, the further development of our Amadeus UK Tours offer opens up many new opportunities for our agents,” commented Arnaud Debuchy, managing director of Amadeus UK and Ireland.  “Bill’s in-depth knowledge of this sector and the industry as a whole will help us to maximise our strengths and ensure we deliver a quality service to our customers.”