WTM UPDATE: Hotelbeds confirms UK as its main source market globally

Hotelbeds has announced at the World Travel Market London that the UK remained its main source market worldwide during the full year 201-2018.

The booking data from the company’s bedbank platforms, since Tourico Holidays and GTA joined Hotelbeds, also revealed the top destinations for British travellers during the past year. Overall the domestic market has been the most reserved country destination.

Trends show Florida’s Orlando as the top international destination for British travellers – where Hotelbeds has a huge offering in the form of tickets for Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Studios. This is followed in the rankings by Mallorca – moving up by one position compared to last year – and then Tenerife, the Algarve and New York.

Meanwhile, Rome leads as the top city destination, followed by Paris, with both experiencing strong growth in room nights during the last year.

Sam Turner, wholesales sales and sourcing director at Hotelbeds, commented: “We are very satisfied to confirm that the very important UK market remains our number one source market globally, for the second year running since Tourico Holidays and GTA joined our company last year. Where UK travellers go, other source markets follow, and we place a huge significance on remaining the leading bedbank in the UK market.

“One of the keys to our success is our ability to offer a very wide selection globally of directly contracted, unique hotel accommodation and ancillary services such as theme parks and transfers, often at exclusive rates, to our travel buying customers. Whether they be tour operators, bricks-and-mortar travel agents, online travel agents, airlines or points redemption schemes, they can benefit from our team of nearly 1,000 contractors across the globe sourcing the best deals at the best prices, allowing us to now offer over 170,000 hotels.” 


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