Recently we announced a preferred partnership agreement with HotelRunner, a sales channel management platform and B2B network for OTAs and hotels.
With this agreement HotelRunner increases its connectivity partnership program by helping its 35,000 hotel, hostel and vacation rental partners reach the over 60,000 travel trade buyers that use the Hotelbeds booking platform.
This includes tour operators, travel agencies, airlines and points redemption schemes in over 185 source markets.
As a result of gaining access to Hotelbed’s travel trade buyers, the accommodation partners of HotelRunner will benefit from incremental reservations from non-domestic markets via Hotelbeds’ global distribution channels.
Such reservations generate high-value bookings with guests that, on average, book earlier, cancel less, stay for longer and spend twice as much in destination.
Talking about the news, Ali Beklen, Founder & Managing Partner at HotelRunner said: “Using our proven experience in acquiring new accommodation partners and applying the best practices of both companies to the process of accommodation on-boarding and engagement, we’ll work together to on-board thousands of new properties from all over the world, improving our hotels’ connectivity experience whilst also offering them access to non-competing reservations from hard-to-reach booking channels that offer quality guests that overall are more profitable for the hotels.”
Meanwhile our Head of Supplier Connectivity Partnerships, Adam Krzciuk Kuna, commented: “Channel managers are more important to us than ever before and we recognize their great importance to our business; last year we launched a new preferred partnership program for channel managers and HotelRunner is one of the first key participants.”
HotelRunner gives all properties, regardless of size, access to the best hospitality management technology and has offices in the United States, United Kingdom and Turkey; it has properties in 193 countries, ranging from daily short-term rentals to bed and breakfasts, boutique hotels and enterprise hotels and chains.
If you would like to know more about our solutions for channel managers contact your contracting manager today to find out more.