Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017
Hotelbeds Group announces at ITB Berlin that reservations from its Bedbank brands in the German source market for summer 2017 (June-September) continue to show signs of strength and optimism (based on bookings made up to the end of February).
The destinations registering the greatest level of bookings from the German source market through Hotelbeds Group´s distribution platforms include: Spain (Majorca, Barcelona, Fuerteventura, Gran Canarias and Costa Brava); the USA (New York, Las Vegas and San Francisco); Greece (Crete, Rhodes and Kos); and Italy (Rome and Venice). Among all these destinations, Greece remains the fastest growing year-on-year for the German market and also has the longest average stay characteristic (9 days).
Spain holds on to the top destination spot in Hotelbeds Group´s system when counting reservations from all European source markets. Spain is followed in order by the USA, Greece, Portugal, Italy and Turkey (which has seen a substantial fall in bookings overall). Among all these destinations, Portugal is registering the fastest growth (+28%) year-on-year.
Carlos Muñoz, Bedbank Managing Director at Hotelbeds Group, commented that, they are pleased to announce that summer 2017 looks set to be another very successful year for the German source market, based on their bookings to the end of February.
Despite some global geopolitical challenges impacting reservations for some destinations outside of Europe, overall they are seeing an encouraging pattern for increased bookings across European sources markets.
Hotelbeds Group’s strong results reflect the investment they are making to develop their technology offering, the increase in their product portfolio up to 120,000 hotels, their tireless focus on service delivery and of course their commitment to offering the most competitive rates to their clients.