Hotelbeds has inked a preferred deal with House of Travel, the largest privately owned travel company in New Zealand and the third largest travel organisation in the Asia Pacific region.
The enhanced alliance will give Hotelbeds a prominent position on House of Travel’s booking platform, Splash, and enable it to increase its distribution reach in New Zealand through House of Travel’s retail network of 63 stores and points of presence.
Meanwhile, House of Travel will gain full access to Hotelbeds’ extensive portfolio of 180,000 hotel properties in 140 countries worldwide providing breadth and depth of range globally. House of Travel will also be able to offer its clients ancillary services from Beyond The Bed, a portfolio which comprises 25,000 transfer routes, 18,000 activities in more than 680 destinations, and 30,000 pick-up locations in 170 countries.
House of Travel joins Hotelbeds’ existing portfolio of 60,000 travel trade buyers, who typically attract non-domestic travellers that book higher value properties further in advance, stay for longer, have lower cancellation rates and spend more at the property.
Global sales director, Hotelbeds, León Herce declared: “We are very excited to announce our preferred partnership with House of Travel, the largest privately owned travel company in New Zealand.
“By extending our reach across the 63 member agency network of House of Travel in New Zealand, and our preferred partner position on its retail booking platform ‘Splash’ we are extremely well equipped to take advantage of the pent up demand we know will be significant once international borders are open again. At the same time, our 180,000 hotels worldwide will benefit from this agreement by expanding their distribution reach in the important Pacific outbound market.”
Also commenting was product and channel director, House of Travel, Dave Fordyce: “We are pleased to cement our partnership with Hotelbeds and strengthen the relationship in preparation for a travel resurgence. As House of Travel’s customer centric focus requires having access to a broad range of deals and hotels, we believe that Hotelbeds will continue to deliver and complement our expected demand in 2021 and beyond.”