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Google Cloud partnership speeds up access to our hotel portfolio for travel trade buyers

Google Cloud partnership speeds up access to our hotel portfolio for travel trade buyers
Feb.14, 2021
by Hotelbeds

We’ve just entered into a new partnership with tech giant, Google Cloud, which means that your properties will now be made available to travel trade buyers more quickly and reliably than ever before, helping to improve incremental booking conversions from non-domestic and high-value guest -  the typical guest profile our distribution channels attract.

This is achieved because our API clients - tour operators, retail travel agent chains, airlines and point redemption schemes – are now experiencing a reduction in response times from our systems of up to 7% helping to drive and increase in conversion rates, as well as improving   uptime and reliability due to the platform’s auto-scaling architecture.

Simon Matthews, CTO at Hotelbeds, said: “An ever faster response time is one of the most important metrics for our API partners – and indirectly for our hotel and ancillary supplier partners as this helps deliver improved booking conversion. We achieve this with reliable partners like Google Cloud, who offer us security, scalability and reliability on a global scale.

“Like many other travel tech companies our conversion to the cloud started with an initial technical push with a single cloud provider tightly coupled – and deliberately so – with our legacy on-premise infrastructure. We are now able to deploy our workloads at an incredibly efficient speed on Google Cloud, deploying infrastructure as code and platform as a service – and thereby helping fuel the recovery of our partners everywhere.”

Isaac Hernández, Country Manager at Google Cloud Spain and Portugal, added: "We are very excited to announce our partnership with Hotelbeds at this key moment when it’s imperative to help the industry recover from the impact of COVID-19. Just as managing bookings has become more operationally complex given the current situation, we are able to offer Hotelbeds and its partners a rapidly scalable solution that reduces costs and helps increase revenues by reducing that all important response time.”

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