Travel companies using the Hotelbeds, Tourico Holidays, GTA and Bedsonline brands are being offered a concierge service to offer to their customers.

Travellers will be able to access a personal assistance hotline 24 hours a day, seven days per week by local people in both English and Spanish.

The service is initially being made available key Latin American destinations – Punta Cana, Cancun and Riviera Maya – as well as Bangkok and Phuket in Thailand in addition to Malta and Bodrum in the Mediterranean.

Hotelbeds Group plans to expand the service to other locations in the following months.

It offers:

· Concierge meeting on arrival (on request)
· Interpretation/translation services
· Information on local infrastructure, services and transport
· Arrange, book and buy tours, tickets, attractions, events, transfers and car rentals
· Information on culture, lifestyle, sports and local traditions

Hotelbeds Group ancillary bank director Javier Arévalo said: “We are very pleased to announce another strategic product offering that helps keep Hotelbeds Group’s ancillary bank as a leading in-destination services specialist – and help give our travel intermediary clients an additional competitive edge with their customer, the end traveller.

“This allows us to offer the first service focused on Fully Independent Travelers (FIT), with the goal to offer advice and personalised attention by local experts from the very beginning of the stay.

“This service brings together a very complete value proposition for the traveller, allowing not only assistance during all the stay, but also gives the possibility to improve the travel experience in-destination by adding additional and relevant services.”