Much of the discussion focused on present and future growth rates for Hotelbeds, with good news to report: 2013 saw a 20% global growth rate compared to the previous year, and the company expects to double its size in the Americas by 2019. Particular focus will be placed on further expansion in the U.S., Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Brazil and Argentina.
Marta Alvarez, sales and marketing deputy managing director, said: “We have reached €1.8 billion sales in 2013, and are achieving great global growth rates in roomnight sales…However, we have to keep on working as hard as we always do in collaboration with our partners and clients in order to maintain growth this and in the following years.”
As far as programs of interest for travel specialists, Hotelbeds’ activity and transfer bank service, and Liberate – the new hotel direct payment model – can help you meet clients’ needs better. For more information, visit www.hotelbeds.com