PALMA, SPAIN — Air Canada Vacations and Hotelbeds, the world’s leading bedbank, have significantly expanded their decade-long partnership.
After 10 years of working together, the two companies have extended their existing agreement to provide ACV with a one-stop shop for customers to browse and book vacation packages, with a domestic accommodation inventory that covers the entire country and more than 1,200 hotels through Canada.
Through the partnership, ACV is able to enhance its product by using Hotelbeds’ proprietary dynamic packaging platform, which will allow customers to build their own holiday packages and tours with real-time selection of flights.
“We are seeing that Canadians are still interested in travel, with more and more people looking to book their next getaway domestically,” said Nino Montagnese, Managing Director at Air Canada Vacations. “We’re very excited to expand our partnership with Hotelbeds to enhance our existing vacation package offering in Canada and provide our customers with a vast selection of accommodation options.”
In addition, the expanded partnership adds to the over 40 airlines that currently partner with Hotelbeds, reinforcing its position as a strategic partner for airlines to fulfill their non-air ancillary revenues strategy.
Léon Herce, Global Sales Director at Hotelbeds, also added that the company is “delighted” to partner with ACV to grow their respective businesses together.
“We look forward to providing Air Canada Vacations’ domestic passengers with a choice selection of the most exclusive and best-priced hotels across Canada,” said Herce. “This partnership further reinforces our commitment to our hotel partners in the region by giving them privileged access to Air Canada Vacations’ valued travellers right at the moment in the buying process that they are choosing their destination.”
The news comes on the heels of Hotelbeds’ recent announcement of its response to strong demand for domestic hotels in the aftermath of COVID-19. As part of its focused strategy, it plans to add an additional 10,000 new properties to its global portfolio of hotels by the end of 2020.