One of Europes fast-growing bedbanks, Veturis Travel, has partnered with the global hotel industrys leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, to further cement its presence within the region and Asia. The wholesaler is upping its investment in cloud-based technology as part of a recent transition to dynamic online rates and a strategy to expand its direct contracts with hotels.
Veturis Travel today supports more than 180,000 hotels via a business-to-business interface and connectivity with travel agencies and destination management companies in more than 70 countries, including the USA where more than 13,000 hotels are based. From its established presence in markets such as Italy, France and Thailand, as well as its home country of Spain, the bedbank is looking to deepen its penetration within other rising destinations across Europe and Asia.
At Veturis Travel, we have a philosophy thats based on the synergy between people and technology. The landscape for wholesalers is changing and key to remaining relevant is specialisation and adding value to our partners, to help them compete through distribution. Our partnership with SiteMinder represents a great, strategic evolution of Veturis Travel and an opportunity to explore new possibilities while strengthening what has made our business successful to date, says Irma Mesa, Head of Sales Support at Veturis Travel.
In addition to hotels, Veturis Travel has specialised over the years in cruises, transfers, tour packages and other travel products. The London Stock Exchange Group last year ranked Veturis Travel in its list of 1,000 Companies to Inspire Europe.
In a world where digitisation has become the order of the day, traditional hotel distribution channels such as wholesalers are facing new challenges and more competition than ever before. It can be easy to believe that the arrival of newer technologies encompassing artificial intelligence, chatbots and virtual reality are leaving other methods of marketing and sales behind. Organisations such as Veturis Travel prove not only the wholesaler sectors continued value, but its resilience and ability to adapt through technological innovation, says Mateus Coelho, Regional Manager for Spain, Portugal and Brazil at SiteMinder.
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As the leading cloud platform for hotels, SiteMinder allows hotels to attract, reach and convert guests across the globe. We serve hotels of all sizes with award-winning solutions for independents and groups alike, wherever they are in the world.
SiteMinders products include The Channel Manager, the industrys leading online distribution platform; TheBookingButton, a wholly-branded booking engine for direct bookings via the web, mobile or social; Canvas, the intelligent website creator for independent hoteliers; Prophet, the real-time market intelligence solution that takes the guesswork out of pricing rooms; and GDS by SiteMinder, a single-point of entry to a six-figure network of travel agents and the worlds major global distribution systems. With more than 30,000 hotel customers and 600 of the industrys top connectivity providers as our partners, today we have presence in more than 160 countries on six continents. For more information, visit www.siteminder.com.
About Veturis Travel
Veturis Travel is a wholesale travel agency (B2B) that has experienced growth in recent years. We have a wide selection of more than 180,000 establishments around the world with more than 20,000 agencies that trust us to offer the best quality and price in the tourism services market.
Our experience and professionalism have contributed to more and more agencies working with us in large markets such as Belgium, France, Romania, Portugal, Spain, the United States and Russia which rely on our support to offer the best product to their customers.
Veturis high technological capacity offers great potential for agencies, with our own Intranet and XML integration service that have more than 70 suppliers. For more information, visit www.veturis.com.