Hotelbeds Group announces 87% growth in sales
Hotelbeds Group,has announced today that during the last three years there has been an outstanding 87% growth in the TTV of sales in its airline travel ancillary business – which provides airline partners with ancillary revenues from the sale of accommodation, transfers, in-destination activities, and car hire services available via the Hotelbeds Group platform.
This strong growth is the result of an ambitious and long-term strategic plan to position Hotelbeds Group as the leading B2B specialist within the airline sector worldwide by building on three core principles:
- Having a superior global product range of not just accommodation, but also transfers, in-destination activities and care hire.
- Offering unrivalled technology solutions that are easy to integrate and maximize the upselling opportunity of ancillaries.
- Proving a reliable and consistent customer experience, delivered by experienced professionals with a proven track-record.
In recent years technology has emerged as a key decisive focus for airlines in selling ancillary services. This led Hotelbeds Group to develop a unique one-stop-shop solution that includes dynamic packaging to cover all packaged holidays needs. Other key strategic technology milestones have included quick integration white label solutions and a full integration API suite that provides system-to-system connection access to full the Hotelbeds Group inventory.
Jon French, Head of New Business Development, commented during the trade show: “We´ve almost doubled the volume of sales coming from airlines over the last three years by focusing on three core areas: contracting the best and widest variety of products, offering best in class technology, and leveraging our unrivalled industry experience and knowledge.
“Most airlines are simply looking for a single partner to provide both technology and product expertise in one solution, and we looking forward to meeting more future airline partners this week at the Aviation Festival.
“Our future plans are to consolidate our expansion into international markets, especially in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Latin America whilst continuing to grow in Europe.