Bedsonline‘s latest figures show that booking demand is strong, with a 114% increase in gross sales in UK 2022 financial year (versus the same period in 2019). As international tourism continues to grow, Bedsonline provides its clients with some of the best tools to support the growth of the more than 60,000 travel consultants around the world who work with the company.
Bedsonline Booking Engine
Bedsonline booking engine is based on market requirement knowledge and technological know-how. It is powered by a proprietary algorithm which pairs the optimal hotels from an expansive, 300,000-strong portfolio to an advisor’s unique query, considering the criteria that matches the right experience to the end client. The booking engine offers a wide variety of filters – ranging from board basis to sustainability credentials; and further options (such as free cancellation, partial cancellation, non-refundable bookings and current promotions) offer reassurance and greater flexibility.
The Bedsonline booking engine allows travel advisors to book not only accommodation but also ancillary services such as car rental to private transfers, theme park tickets and activities all in one place.
“We are constantly working to enhance our clients’ experience through our booking engine. [It’s] with that in mind, and to ensure advisors are compensated fairly for their efforts, that we’ve given control to advisors to add a customized fee (adjustable to a maximum of $999.99) to their bookings. The fee – applicable on a quote-by-quote basis, or to all future bookings at the click of a button – doesn’t just enable advisors to boost their income: it allows them to tailor the customer experience as appropriate” said Bertrand Sava, General Manager for Retail at Hotelbeds, the parent company of Bedsonline.
Robbie Smart added “We are delighted to see how quickly trading has improved after a very difficult two years for the entire travel trade. The improvements in our platform with our SelfHelp tools and increased inventory including hotels, activities & transfers are really benefiting the agents. That combined with the great booking incentive we have running for the trade will definitely help finish out the year really strong.”
Go in the Right Direction with The Compass
To get the most out of every booking, Bedsonline also has its award-winning marketing and trends tool exclusively for its customers, The Compass. Offering insights, with real-time global data revealing emerging trends which are then tailored to its user, based on what it can learn about their typical booking habits, The Compass makes it easier than ever for advisors to identify the right destinations to offer to their clients at the best possible time.
Indeed, the Flyer Creator tool – available to use from within The Compass and on other landing pages across the Bedsonline website – is an effective way for advisors to promote their product with minimal effort and at zero cost. “Our aim to make it very simple and easy to use. In under five minutes, advisors can craft attractive marketing materials complete with their own branding, unique disclaimers and up to eight hotels before saving the flyer, and sending it to the clients from within the tool itself” added Bertrand.
And with comfort and ease for its customers at the forefront, the company has simplified the way travel professionals can solve problems by introducing self-service tools.
Accessible via the Bedsonline website, the SelfSeT toolkit saves advisors time by allowing them to manage and modify bookings at their own convenience. From adding special requests at any time, adding or removing room nights, to a flexible cancellation tool, travel advisors can now manage their bookings easier than ever before.
Irish Agent Incentive
Don’t forget that the Bedsonline incentive for all Irish agents runs until the 23rd September 2023. Bedsonline is giving away €500 in vouchers to agents across Ireland – just for booking with them.
All bookings made between 13th August and 23rd September are included in the draw. The travel window must be between 13th August and 30th September to count and there are double entries for ancillary inclusions!
Selected winners from qualifying bookings could win one of: 3 X €100 vouchers; 2 X €50 vouchers; or
4 X €25 vouchers