Travelport, one of the world’s leading GDS providers, has named Julio Bruno as its new vice president, Sales for Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. Reporting to Travis Christ, president and managing director, The Americas, Bruno is responsible for leading and growing travel agency sales throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada. His appointment takes immediate effect.
Bruno has previously held several regional posts with Travelport and its predecessors. This includes vice president, Continental Europe & South America, with responsibility for Spain, France, Portugal, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Turkey, Brazil and Chile managing the Cendant Travel Distribution business units Galileo International, Gullivers Travel Associates, Octopus Travel.com and Travelwire.
“Julio is an outstanding leader and it’s especially rewarding to recognize what he has already achieved for us in Colombia establishing our new NDC there and signing several subscriber agreements in the process,” said Travis Christ. “This is an exciting time for us in both Latin America and Canada where adding to our management team is an important step to support our growth strategy in these regions I look forward to working with him and the many contributions he will make in these regions.”
Bruno also has expertise outside the travel industry, having held leadership roles with several companies in the technology and consumer sectors in sales, marketing and strategy. These include Regus, Energizer and Diageo. Julio holds a Master of Science in International Business from the University of London, Birkbeck College.
Reporting to Bruno are Alejandra Alvizua, director, Sales, Latin America & the Caribbean; Maurita Baker, country manager, Canada; Pablo Chalen, general manager, Argentina, Peru and Chile and Ian Molanphy, country manager, Mexico.