Hotelbeds partners with Middle East properties
The online distributor is focusing on the Middle East, Turkey and Africa as one of its top regions
Hotelbeds has made 150 long-term commitments with properties in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey so far this year, growing their database of 72,000 hotels in 180 countries.
The ambitious online distribution company sells 14 million room nights each year and is active in over 100 markets, but sees the Middle East, Turkey and Africa as one of its most important market due to the pace at which it’s growing.
In line with that strategy, they have signed over 150 agreements so far this year in the region – three times the amount they signed in the same period in 2014.
Carlos Munoz, managing director, Hotelbeds, said: "The Middle East, Turkey and Africa [region] is one of our fastest growing regions around the world and these agreements are just another proof of our commitment to it."
After a very successful 2014, the Middle East and Turkey are still growing as popular destinations for travellers. Turkey stands out as the most visited country in the area, followed by the UAE and Qatar. Istanbul, Dubai, the Turkish Coast, Doha and Abu Dhabi are the preferred cities or destinations for travellers.
In April, Hotelbeds announced its support as the lead partner for small London-based Traveltech Lab, which helps travel tech companies and start-ups.