These figures are in part a result of the integration of Tourico Holidays and GTA into Hotelbeds during 2017 and make the Americas one of the most important markets for Hotelbeds worldwide with approximately one quarter of the bedbank’s global portfolio of 180,000 hotels.
Meanwhile, the signing of significant strategic hotelier partnerships during the last year has helped to grow the number of hotels in the Americas region by nearly 14 percent. This forms part of a steady growth as every year more and more hoteliers seek to gain access to Hotelbeds’ complementary bookings via its network of 60,000 travel intermediaries, including tour operators, retail travel agents, airlines, points redemption and loyalty partners.
The MarketHub Americas event is an invitation-only, three-day event attended by some of the most important Hotelbeds partners from all the key markets across the Americas. Attendees range from senior executives and decision makers from tour operators, airlines, loyalty and point redemption businesses to leading travel agency chains and online travel advisors. The event this year took place May 07 through to May 10.