Led by Mr Alex Gisbert, Chief Marketing Officer, Low Cost Travel Group, lowcostbeds generated tremendous interest at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM). Meeting leading regional and global travel companies, the top team from lowcostbeds discussed and introduced new initiatives, emerging trends, technological advantages and marketing tactics besides touching on other related industry issues and topics.
Mr Gisbert, said, “In addition to discussing and finalizing several lucrative deals, Arabian Travel market served for us as a ‘direct connect' to what's happening at the retail level. We looked into the input of leading regional and international travel trade professionals on a number of critical issues that will help to leverage and maintain our organisation's competitive position in the market place as we continue to expand. We share their vision of transforming the local travel experience and look forward to being a dynamic partner to these important players in these exciting times”.
He continued, “We believe we are able to deliver solutions that can benefit one and all. Our solutions are designed to make travel agencies more productive, to streamline operations and to optimize procurement at the point of sale. By integrating their systems with lowcostbeds, agents will be able to grow and expand their network thus bringing optimal value to their customers”.
Offering a global inventory of 150,000 hotels in over 4000 resorts and cities, lowcostbeds is the ideal partner for travel agencies. Mr Gisbert said, “Travel agents are always looking for good rates and, more and more relevant hotel inventory. At the moment we are working with over 20,000 travel agencies and local buyers worldwide and our objective is to grow that considerably.”
The Middle East is one of the fastest growing regions in terms of tourism with outbound travel quadrupling in the last 20 years. The World Tourism Organisation estimates that an additional two million Arabs will travel abroad within the next twenty years, taking its total of outbound tourists to 37 million, spending an estimated $20 billion and accounting for 2.2% of global outbound travel, a rise of 0.7%.
About Lowcostbeds.com:lowcostbeds.com is part of the lowcosttravelgroup, founded in the UK in 2004. We are a global, independent, trade only bed bank with offices in 10 countries. Our website is now available in 45 countries and translated into 12 languages.
We provide quality accommodation from around the world, available through an agents log-in to our website, or via a high speed direct XML connection.From five star luxury to two star simplicity, all our hotels are offered at competitive rates and real-time availability.
We offer over 150,000 hotels, from beach, city and long haul hotels. In 2012 our group turnover was $600m USD, with over 2,500,000 passengers staying in one of our hotels.