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BridgeStreet plans new regional and global expansion to support growth

New offices and regional staff bring BridgeStreet closer to supply partners and clients – where they live.

RESTON, VA. – BridgeStreet's launch as the first OTA dedicated to business travel has sparked unprecedented growth for the company – and new awareness for the sector. The effort to connect suppliers directly to the GDS was an important move that's now uplifted an entire industry. Within a matter of months, BridgeStreet.com has added nearly 120,000 serviced apartments, homes and extended-stay hotels around the globe to their platform. BridgeStreet's pipeline has enlarged to a whopping 240,000. They are on pace to sign on 500 new clients per quarter.

This rapid surge is spurring demand for regional growth – and important technology updates – to better serve BridgeStreet's many suppliers. To continue to provide excellent service to clients and guests, BridgeStreet will invest in a 20% increase of sales and support staff in key growth areas.

"While technology enabled this industry revolution, it is our teammates who ensure that quests and clients receive the support they need when they travel or book business travel," said Chief Technology Officer, Aaron Turner. "Being part of the local community and using technology to support those relationships is an important part of the customer experience." To support the growth, BridgeStreet will open new offices in regions that are home to many of BridgeStreet.com's clients including:

United States:

  • Mountain Valley, CA
  • Dallas
  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Seattle/Portland
  • DC, New York (Expanding)

Europe (EMEA):

  • Brussels
  • Milan
  • Munich
  • Frankfurt
  • Paris

Technology Improvements
Remaining steadfast to BridgeStreet's commitment to continually improve their technology system and make booking business travel even easier, the company will also announce a major tool for uploading property units to BridgeStreet.com next month. The new Content API will help suppliers streamline property uploads to the platform. While the existing platform is already capable of organizing content and sharp imagery which are paramount in convincing travelers to book a property, the newest system upgrade will allow partners to easily move rich content from one management system to another seamlessly.

"Consumers and guests shape technology," Turner says. "It is our job to try and keep up with their needs by directly responding to guests and making it as easy as possible for travel managers. We're excited to be at the forefront of this industry, shepherding new developments and big technology that shapes how business travels and how our suppliers win in this market. It's definitely an exciting time."

The next stage is set for BridgeStreet.com. Being closer to suppliers improves those relationships while new technology improvements guide suppliers in ways that aren't readily accessible to many of them – immediately improving their prospects for new and sustained business opportunities through Bridgestreet.com.

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Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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