Hotelbeds, a global bedbank and provider of business-to-business services, confirmed an increase in its hotel partners at ITB Berlin 2019.
Last year, Hotelbeds saw significant growth of 10,000 unique hotels – mainly located in the North American and Asia-Pacific markets – available on its platform.
Currently, a total of 180,000 properties are available on the Hotelbeds system, a majority of which are directly contracted under exclusive terms and conditions.
At the forefront of this achievement is the company’s renewed focus in providing its hotel partners with complementary bookings via its network of 60,000 travel buyers, from both non-domestic source markets and B2B buyers – including tour operators, retail travel agents, airline websites and loyalty and reward points schemes.
Hotelbeds has seen particular growth in strategic partnerships with key hotel chains globally and preferred agreements with channel managers worldwide. This has in part been supported by the expansion of the contracting workforce to over 1,100 contractors based around the world in popular local destinations.
Managing director, Hotelbeds, Carlos Muñoz spoke on the news: “As part of our plan to build the world’s leading bedbank, we wanted to renew our focus on providing our hotel partners with complementary bookings from non-domestic and niche booking channels that provide them with high-value guests.
“We look forward to providing our customers and hotel partners with further updates about our evolving service over the coming months, but welcome them to approach us directly here at ITB Berlin to learn more about how we can help them to grow their business even further,” he concluded.