Bedsonline celebrates 15th anniversary

2019-02-18 16:06 1159
  • Bedsonline celebrates 15 years of success in a private event attended by 300 agents in Spain, its original source market.
  • Following the integration of GTA into sister brand, Bedsonline, the company unveils significantly enlarged and more competitive product portfolio with platform enhancements.
  • Launch of new brand identity and website to present new '360 degree' Bedsonline proposition designed to support the growth of travel agent customers worldwide was celebrated with customer events in Jakarta, Bali, Surabaya, Medan, and Bandung during November and December 2018.

JARKATA, Indonesia, Feb. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Bedsonline, the leading global provider of accommodation and complementary travel products exclusively for travel agents, has celebrated 15 years of success in a private event for clients on January 24th in Spain, the company's founding source market.

Following the integration of the GTA retail offering into the Bedsonline brand, the company has hosted a series of customer events in Indonesia to celebrate the launch of a new brand identity and website, whilst educating travel agent customers on the benefits of moving onto the new enhanced Bedsonline platform.

Jakarta - 30th Oct @ Ayana Midplaza
Jakarta - 30th Oct @ Ayana Midplaza

The events in Indonesia gathered the company's best clients across the country in Jakarta, Bali, Surabaya, Medan, and Bandung during November and December 2018, in which the Bedsonline sales team provided a quick presentation of Bedsonline's new 360º value proposition highlighting how the company is committed to being the ultimate partner for travel businesses.

BANDUNG event on Nov 26th at Hilton
BANDUNG event on Nov 26th at Hilton

Stuart Dale, Asia Retail Sales Regional Director commented, "15 years ago we launched in Spain, our founding market, and after the formula for success was perfected we exported the model to Indonesia later in 2011."

"Therefore I am very pleased to have this opportunity to celebrate the launch of a new Bedsonline for clients in Indonesia! We appreciate that asking our customers to make a change is inconvenient for them. But we hope to give our clients confidence in our new Bedsonline platform. Travel retailers in Indonesia will learn how the enhanced offerings will help all our partners boost revenues and profits by getting access to a greatly enhanced portfolio, following the combination of the various retail travel agent offerings of the company into one brand, Bedsonline."

"The feedback about the Bedsonline platform has been fantastic - due to its superior functionality -but we're looking to continue to improve the experience still further, beyond the booking platform itself, by establishing a truly 360-degree proposition to fully support the growth of our travel agent partners."

Elif Esen, Singapore & Indonesia Retail Sales Regional Manager added, "We have been speaking with our customers to explain to them how they will benefit from these changes. It gives me great pleasure to present the new enhanced offerings, improved payment options, operational support and loyalty rewards program to our travel retailers in Indonesia. We commit to continue serving our clients with our global practice and local knowledge in this fast-growing travel market."

Likewise, the company used the occasion to showcase the recently renewed brand image - revealed in September - and to offer details on the new and enlarged product portfolio. This strategy has allowed Bedsonline not only to strengthen the offer, but also to provide a new 360º solution that improves the experience of travel agents.

The new Bedsonline platform now offers to travel agents globally the following benefits:

  1. Diverse and competitive product portfolio: over 170,000 hotels globally available (with over 90,000 of those directly sourced, making the content both unique and competitively priced), 24,000 transfer routes and 18,000 activities, PLUS 140,000 cars available for hire - all sourced by a team of over 1,000 contractors globally.
  2. Powerful and user-friendly technology: best-in-class search engine designed specifically for the needs of travel agents allows users to filter and compare results in a flexible and practical way, including intuitive email and PDF functions - 70% of existing customers cite the platform as a top factor in choosing the service. Bedsonline's parent Group is the only distributor to operate its own cloud-based, open source data centre and handles up to 1.5 billion searches per day.
  3. Local knowledge combined with a global offering: local sales teams in every market with significant local knowledge and industry know-how ready to take care of all the needs of customers.

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Source: Bedsonline
Keywords: Travel