Hotelbeds reports 50% MENA growth

Hotelbeds reports 50% MENA growth

Hotelbeds is claiming 50% sales growth in the Middle East Asia Pacific region for the year ending September.

This confirms the area as the fastest growing region for the Tui Travel-owned accommodation wholesaler due to its size, scale and market opportunities.

Thailand achieved 62% growth over last year, with Singapore up 28% and the United Arab Emirates by 52%.

Countries such as the Philippines, Taiwan and Japan registered a triple digit growth in room night sales.

Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur and Bali were the company’s top destinations in the region.

The top outbound destinations for Hotelbeds’ Asian markets are Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Istanbul and Dubai.

Hotelbeds currently offers more than 10,000 hotels in MEAPAC and recently signed of a preferred partner agreement with Swiss Belhotel International in addition to Swiss Garden International, Jing Jiang International and Berjaya Hotels and Resorts. Starwood Hotels & Resorts APAC signed a ‘key product’ agreement with Hotelbeds.

Managing director Carlos Muñoz identified Japan, Malaysia and the Middle East countries as the leading countries for growth in the region for 2014.

He said: “The growth we have achieved in 2013 in the MEAPAC region is due to our investments in people and technology and the deep knowledge of our local teams in the key markets.

“Our focus for the next year will be to increase our hotel portfolio and achieve new agreements with the hotel chains operating in the region.”

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