Hotelbeds, a B2B bedbank, has strategically partnered with AccorHotels, who will act as the host of Hotelbeds’ MarketHub Europe event, which takes place in Istanbul from May 28-31, 2019.
The three-day event will investigate how the travel sector is being affected by the changes and shifts in the industry to better prepare for the future in terms of key topics such as technology, distribution, payments and data.
AccorHotels will host the event in three of its leading Istanbul properties, including Swissotel The Bosphorus, Fairmont Quasar and Novotel Istanbul Bosphorus.
A senior leader from Accor will provide a keynote at the event, while guest speakers from Skift and Phocuswright will be appearing on stage to give speeches and host panel sessions. Other experts from Amazon, Google and Alibaba will also be talking at the event, and more speakers will soon be confirmed.
Hotelbed’s MarketHub Europe is an invitation-only event that will be attended by up to 300 of the most important Hotelbeds partners from Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The event will feature tour operators, airlines, loyalty and reward points schemes, top travel agency chains and online travel agents.
Bedbank managing director, Hotelbeds, Carlos Muñoz said: “I´m very pleased to confirm that this year’s MarketHub Europe will be in Istanbul thanks to the generous support of AccorHotels as the hotel host partner.
“This MarketHub Europe event will be particularly exciting for us as it will be the first edition as one consolidated company, as over the last year, we’ve been working hard to create one new and enhanced business,” he added.
Meanwhile, commenting on this collaboration with Hotelbeds was chairman and CEO, AccorHotels, Sébastien Bazin: “Hotelbeds has long been a strategic partner for our business, complementing our distribution mix both in terms of non-domestic bookings and giving us access to hard-to-reach reservations from channels such as tour operators, travel agents, airlines and loyalty schemes. Therefore, we are very pleased to partner with Hotelbeds to help make this MarketHub Europe event in Istanbul a success by bringing together all of the key decision-makers and top influencers from today’s global travel industry.”