Joan Vilà is the Managing Director of Hotelbeds Group, one of the businesses with the highest growth rates within TUI Group, the company resulting from the merger in 2014 between TUI Travel PLC and TUI AG.
Joan developed his career in the Barceló Travel Group, where he became MD of the Destination Services Division in 1999. In 2000 that business was acquired by First Choice Holidays PLC. In 2007 First Choice Holidays PLC merged with the tourism division of TUI AG to form TUI Travel PLC. In 2001, the company PLC founded Hotelbeds, the Bedbank Business Unit, under Joan’s leadership.
Joan has an MBA from IESE, a degree in Economics from the University of Barcelona and has completed development programs at Columbia Business School and IMD. Since 2002 he has been member of the Group Management boards of both First Choice Holidays PLC and TUI Travel PLC.