We are very excited to announce that OYO Hotels & Homes has recognized the value of selling via the 60,000 plus travel agents, tour operators, points redemptions schemes, and airlines that make up the Hotelbeds distribution eco-system.
Sound familiar? Some of you may have already noticed this last month, when we announced the partnership via an article with the leading industry publication, Skift, and other media.
This is the first-ever bedbank distribution partnership for fast growing OYO, which already is the world’s 6th largest hotel chain and operates across ten countries.
As a result of this B2B buyers – both in the Hotelbeds wholesale and Bedsonline retail distribution channels – will have access to OYO’s portfolio of more than 18,000 franchised and leased hotels and over 10,000 homes and villas.
OYO’s Chief Strategy Officer, Maninder Gulati, commented: “Hotelbeds’ distribution channel of B2B travel buyers helps us access new customer segments and geographies. The bedbank company’s cost-efficient distribution channel makes them an ideal partner to achieve our goal.”
Meanwhile, commenting on the news, our Head of Global Chains, Mark Redmond, said: “We at Hotelbeds are very pleased to be the first travel distributor given the privilege to work with OYO. Whilst they currently have an impressive 515,000 rooms, they’re set to increase this up to 1 million by the end of the year and we’re looking forward to helping them find incremental and higher-yielding bookings for many of those rooms”.
To find our more the full article published in Skift can be read online here.