Hotelbeds Group has partnered Rezdy, a Sydney-based software provider specialising in tours and attractions bookings, to expand its portfolio of tours and activities worldwide, particularly in the Asia-Pacific market where growth potential is high.
The partnership will bring over 1,000 additional activities to Hotelbeds Group’s ancillary bank business, with that number increasing progressively over a one-year period.
HotelBeds’ partnership with Rezdy could help it grow its presence in Asia-Pacific and allow it to help suppliers meet demand for real-time in-destination bookings
As a first stage of the integration, the group has already integrated activities from Paris, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and Barcelona. As the integration progresses, the group will include more destinations in its platform, expanding to include Asia-Pacific.
Director of ancillary bank at Hotelbeds Group, Javier Arévalo, said: “This alliance with Rezdy in particular boosts our presence in the Asia-Pacific region, one of the most important and fastest-growing marketplaces worldwide.
“Rezdy’s real-time booking solutions are transforming the industry at a time when offering mobile booking tools is absolutely critical,” he added.
With the partnership, Hotelbeds will be able to offer clients real-time availability of products, more opportunities for last minute, in-destination bookings and a better guest experience for ticket validation.
This alliance will also enhance the overall sales process and will offer a more scalable contracting model, reducing the time to market for all new products available on Hotelbeds Group’s distribution channels – which includes Hotelbeds, Bedsonline, Tourico Holidays and GTA along with local expert channels.
Rezdy specialises in online booking integration with suppliers, including the ability to handle mobile bookings, resource allocation, customer details and payment gateways.