Carlos Muñoz is Global CEO of Hotelbeds and is based in the company’s global head office in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Initially Carlos developed his career in the aeronautical and telecommunication industries, with positions at Retevisión, BT and then GMV – but in 1999 he joined the Barceló Travel Group and has been in the travel industry ever since. Following the integration of Barceló Destination Services into First Choice Holidays PLC (UK) in 2000, Carlos first became Operations Director for the newly created Hotelbeds brand in 2001 and then Managing Director in 2008. During his tenure as Managing Director the company became independent in September 2016 under the ownership of Cinven and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). Following shortly after this both Tourico Holidays and then GTA became part of Hotelbeds during 2017, creating an enlarged business with over 60,000 B2B travel buying clients and over 180,000 hotel partners globally.
Carlos holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Barcelona Tech University (UPC) and a Master’s Degree in Space Telecommunications from Telecom Paris.