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Hotelbeds Group will contract 10,000 additional hotels and create over 200 new jobs

Target to directly contract 10,000 additional hotels over coming three years; Creation of over 200 new jobs for Contracting and Yield teams over coming months.

PALMA – Hotelbeds Group has announced an ambitious plan to increase the number of directly contracted hotels available across its bedbank platform.

The objective of the program is to increase by 10,000 the number of hotels directly contracted over the next three years. Such exclusive deals aim to gain the best prices, under the best terms & conditions, for the sole benefit of the Group/s 60,000 plus travel intermediary clients globally.

This initiative follows Tourico Holidays and GTA joining Hotelbeds Group and forms part of the Group's commitment to provide its online travel agency (OTA), tour operator, wholesaler and airline clients with a continually evolving portfolio of the best possible hotel content. 

Already the recruitment process has begun and will last until around April of next year. In total around 200 of the best candidates will be given roles in the respective Contracting and Yield teams, to be based across many of the 200 plus offices that the Group has globally.  The new roles are already published on LinkedIn and candidates interested can also apply directly via the Hotelbeds Group recruitment website. 

Sam Turner, Director of Sales and Sourcing at Hotelbeds Group commented: “Already we have over 170,000 hotels globally, a great many of which are directly contracted, making us the B2B leader by a considerable margin – but we/re committed to growing that further and today/s news if proof of that commitment.

“Between our existing Hotelbeds brand and Tourico Holidays together with GTA, both of whom have just joined us, we already have the best sourcing professionals in the industry. So in order to fill these profiles we/re thinking outside of the box, including considering dynamic business people from outside the travel sector who we can quickly convert into talent.”

This news forms part of the announcements earlier in the year of both Tourico Holidays and GTA becoming part of Hotelbeds Group. Whilst they currently remain independent businesses within the Group/s portfolio, already their integration is well underway.  Cross selling of hotel content between Tourico Holidays and Hotelbeds to their respective clients began in the autumn; and in December the hotel content of GTA also started to become available to the rest of the Group.

Already teams from the different companies have begun to move into shared office spaces, including following the opening of a new Group office location in Singapore, the regional hub for the Group.  At World Travel Market in London recently Hotelbeds, Tourico Holidays and GTA together shared a combined stand during the show and announced that collectively they now have over 170,000 unique hotels globally.

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