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Europe’s 15 Highest Paid Travel And Hospitality CEOs

With a total compensation package of $5.6 million, Amadeus IT Group President & CEO Luis Maroto topped the list of the 15 highest-paid CEOs among biggest public travel and hospitality companies in Europe, according to a Skift analysis. The next CEO on the list, Fritz Joussen of TUI, took home $69.3 million in 2017.

Without further ado, here are the top 15 highest-paid CEOs making their mark in European travel and hospitality industry.

  1. Luis Maroto, CEO of Amadeus IT Group
    Total Pay 2018: $5.6 million
  2. Friedrich Joussen, CEO of TUI GROUP
    Total Pay 2018: $5.3 million
  3. Sebastien Bazin, Chairman, and CEO of AccorHotels
    Total Pay 2018: $4.6 million
  4. Carsten Spohr, chairman, and chief executive officer of Lufthansa
    Total Pay 2018: $4.3 million
  5. Keith Barr, Chief Executive Officer of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
    Total Pay 2018: $3.8 million
  6. Willie Walsh, CEO of International Airlines Group
    Total Pay 2018: $3.8 million
  7. Alison Brittain, the chief executive officer of Whitbread
    Total Pay 2018: $2.9 million
  8. Michael O’Leary, the Chief Executive Officer of Ryanair
    Total Pay 2018: $2.6 million
  9. Johan Lundgren, the Chief Executive of the British airline EasyJet
    Total Pay 2018: $1.9 million
  10. Nick Varney, the chief executive officer of attractions operator Merlin Entertainments
    Total Pay 2018: $1.9 million
  11. Caroline Parot, Chairwoman of Management Board and CEO, Europcar Mobility Group S.A.
    Total Pay 2018: $1.8 million
  12. Gabriel Escarrer Jaume, the vice-chairman, and CEO of Meliá Hotels International
    Total Pay 2018: $1.6 million
  13. Jozsef Varadi, CEO at Wizz Air
    Total Pay 2018: $1.4 million
  14. Ramon Aragones Marin, Chief Executive Officer at NH Hotel Group SA
    Total Pay 2018: $1.1 million
  15. Benjamin Smith, CEO of Air France-KLM
    Total Pay 2018: $1.1 million

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