Hotelbeds has added 5,000 European hotels to its platform which are now available to business to business travel buyers globally in the last year.
A total of 70,000 hotels are now available on the bedbank’s system in Europe, whilst at a global level over 180,000 hotels are on the platform, Hotelbeds has announced.
The network is accessed by over 60,000 travel buyers including retail travel agents, tour operators, airlines and points redemption schemes.
Speaking at the company’s MarketHub Europe event in Turkey, Carlos Muñoz, bedbank managing director at Hotelbeds said: “This significant increase in the number of European hotels in our portfolio reflects the demand for access to our B2B travel buying customers.
Muñoz added: “Because of this, over the last year we have been successful in signing strategic partnerships with key hotel chains 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.”
The announcement was made at the MarketHub Europe event held by HotelBeds, which is being held in Istanbul this year.