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Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2019

EasyJet holidays enters into five-year deal with Hotelbeds







Newly relaunched easyJet Holidays has signed a partnership deal with Hotelbeds that will give it access to the bed banks' portfolio for the next five years.

EasyJet holidays has directly contracted around 500 hotels but it is also featuring around 4,500 Hotelbeds' properties in 100 destinations.

It's aiming to carry a million customers a year on packages, but it is currently only licensed to sell 104,500. It is hoping to increase its ATOL following further discussions with the Civil Aviation Authority.

The Hotelbeds platform provides access to more than 180,000 hotels around the world. MD Carlos Munoz said: "As the strategic bedbank partner of easyJet holidays, we look forward to watching it grow into one of Europe's biggest holiday companies.

"All of us at Hotelbeds are immensely proud of the work we have done in helping easyJet holidays reach this point and we're delighted to be able to continue working with them.

"This has demonstrated that Hotelbeds has the experience, technology and hotelier relationships available to help airlines implement and grow their tour operating volumes. This is already our fastest growing area, with over 40 partners globally."

EasyJet holidays CEO Garry Wilson added: "It's great to be able to continue our relationship with Hotelbeds working with them as a strategic bed bank partner. We've handpicked a portion of their properties to feature alongside a selection of our directly contracted hotels to give our customers some of the best hotels in Europe for their beach and city holidays. We look forward to growing and scaling our business working alongside Hotelbeds and complementing our in-house team."

This deal adds to the over 40 airlines that currently partner with Hotelbeds, including the recently announced partnerships with Singapore Airlines and Luxair.

In recent years Hotelbeds has grown the number of properties available to over 180,000 as part of a renewed focus on providing hotel partners with incremental and high-value bookings via its network of over 60,000 B2B travel trade buyers - including tour operators, retail travel agents, airline websites and loyalty and reward points schemes.

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