Lowcostbeds today announced it has increased the number of long haul hotels now on offer to over 20,000 properties.
This comes as the company announces it is planning to launch a new improved version of its XML gateway in the next few weeks, giving many online agents even faster access to its full range of 100,000 hotels.
The company has expanded into a large number of long haul destinations, with particular focus on the Caribbean, Far East and Australia, as well as increased capacity in the USA and Middle East.
‘We have been steadily building our long haul business over the last few years through the trade, and now see the opportunity to really accelerate this growth’, commented David Weatherson, long haul product & purchasing manager at lowcostttravelgroup. ‘We are not as well known for long haul destinations as short haul but aim to change that perception over the forthcoming months’, he added.
New destinations include Kenya, Gambia, Maldives, Mauritius and South America, with many of the new hotels sourced from international chains such as Centara, Hilton and Barceló group.
‘We have seen an increase of over 100% in long haul trade sales in the last 12 months, commented Paul Riches, lowcosttravelgroup, Group Director of sales’, With our improved technology, we are now able to offer a much greater range of long haul hotels than ever before.’
‘We now have a greater offering than a lot of the more traditional long haul operators and with increased flight only availability to these areas, we aim to help agents capitalize on the long haul dynamic market.’