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Sam Turner, (Hotelbeds Group): The role of bedbanks is here to stay

We had the opportunity to meet with the Sales Director of the HotelBeds Group, Mr Sam Turner at the MarketHub Americas by HotelBeds 2017, who spoke to TravelDailyNews about what does he consider to be the future of bedbanks in the travel market, in what way Hotelbeds simplify the customer experience, and generally how sharing economy platforms position themselves in the market.

In the video interview below Mr Sam Turner, Sales Director of (Global) Hotelbeds Group, replies to the following questions:

  • Which would you consider the most innovative and outstanding “new big thing” for Hotelbeds in 2016 and for 2017?
  • What do you consider to be the future of bedbanks in the travel market?
  • Intermediaries, online travel agencies and travel agency retailers… Which one do you believe has the best “weapons” to survive the travel industry competition? And how sharing economy platforms position themselves in the market?
  • GTA has a particular well-developed presence in the fast growing Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets. Are these the markets that Hotelbeds will mostly focus in the future?
  • In what way Hotelbeds simplify the customer experience?
  • What do you consider to be the future of the European market for Hotelbeds and what is the place of Greece in that future?

 

 

 

Sam Turner
Sales Director – Hotelbeds Group
Sam started his career in finance within the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) operating across a range of financial disciplines over a three year period before joining Britannia Airways, which in late 2000 subsequently became part of TUI AG. Sam went on to hold various senior finance roles within the mainstream sector of TUI, becoming Director of Finance, Performance and Planning following the creation of TUI Travel PLC in 2007.

In late 2008, Sam joined The Accommodation & Destinations sector of TUI Travel PLC as Finance Director – now Hotelbeds – assuming responsibility for the global finance and strategy functions. Since December 2014, Sam has been responsible for leading the customer acquisition and account management processes across all channels through the leadership of the global sales teams. Sam is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

 

 

 

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