New appointment for Amadeus

28th Nov 2006

Amadeus has appointed Bruno des Fontaines Vice President of the Amadeus Hospitality Business Group (HBG) in Asia-Pacific. 

Hospitality is a key focus for Amadeus as it extends its portfolio of solutions for the travel industry. This appointment is part of the company’s strategy to bolster its commitment to the hospitality sector in the region.

Mr Des Fontaines will be responsible for developing Amadeus’ hospitality IT and distribution business across the region. Amadeus now provides a full suite of IT solutions to hoteliers to optimise revenue streams, distribute inventory and better manage the guest experience. Amadeus Hotel Revenue Management System boosts revenues by up to eight percent; Amadeus’ distribution solutions can take a hotel’s available rooms to the door of travel agents in 200,000 locations around the world and Amadeus Property Management Solutions offer unparalleled ability to manage the guest experience from check-in to check-out.

“Bruno has a proven track record in successfully developing and expanding new markets. It is this expertise which he will bring to our business in Asia-Pacific,” according to Antoine Medawar, Managing Director, Hospitality, Amadeus. 

“In addition, his ability to lead and motivate a team consisting of sales, marketing, operations and product development will be a crucial ingredient as he creates a leading business in the region,” he continued.


Bruno des Fontaines, Vice President, Hospitality, Amadeus, Asia-Pacific, said: “Asia-Pacific represents a significant opportunity for the Amadeus Hospitality Business Group. I look forward to working closely with the team to build on the excellent work that has been done to date. It is an especially exciting time to join as we look to establish our presence in some of the most dynamic markets in the sector such as China and India.”

Bruno was previously Vice President, Revenue Management Solutions for Optims, covering EMEA and Asia pacific and prior to that, Bruno was Optims’ International Sales Director. Before joining Optims, he was the General Manager for Continental Europe of Innsite, an English computer Company specialised in the Hospitality industry.



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