The Ultimate Guide to the 33 Best Hotel Wholesalers Worldwide in 2020
Similar to our experience with IT companies, we were surprised to discover that there is no concentrated list of the best hotel wholesalers worldwide. Wholesalers form an important part of travel agencies´ business, and it´s crucial agencies are aware of al the potential suppliers available with attractive inventory. Here is the ultimate of the 33 best hotel wholesalers worldwide in 2020.
This list should rightfully begin with the undisputed leader in the wholesale industry, Hotelbeds. Over the years, Hotelbeds has acquired other brands which operate under the Hotelbeds umbrella, such as Tourico holidays, Hotelopia, Bedsonline, Hotelextras, JBShotels and more. Hotelbeds provides access to over 180,000 hotels across the globe. Hotelbeds is also the world’s largest B2B seller of travel ancillaries, offering 24,000 transfer routes and 18,000 activities, as well as attractions, tickets and car hire.
As part of Expedia Group, one of the world's largest travel companies, EPS connects you to more than 600,000 properties, flights from over 500 airlines, more than 175 car rental companies and over 70,000 activities around the world. EPS offers both a fully customizable API or a ready-built hotel booking template for you to choose from. EPS puts a large emphasis on images, which tend to increase engagement with a property.
Stuba was created from the merger between RoomsXML and Getabed. Stuba is a single feed to approximately 109,000 unique properties across thousands of destinations around the world (including over 14,000 direct contracts with hotels), offering real time access. They take content from many different suppliers; de-duplicate the hotels and present them as a single feed. Plus, the XML feed can be tailored to your business needs (example, only seeing major hotel chains in Latin America) Therefore you get each hotel only once (they even put their money where their mouth is and offer a $5 credit to your account for every duplicate hotel you notify them about). Since they solely focus in offering accommodation, they can do so in a cost-effective manner.
Gold Medal has been supplying scheduled ﬂights, hotels, holidays, car hire, tours and excursions to the independent travel trade for over 45 years. Their supply of long haul destinations includes the USA, Canada, Caribbean, Dubai & Arabia, Indian Ocean, Africa, the Far East and Australasia. They have access to thousands of fares and routes from over 135 airlines, and special rates at over 40,000 hotels around the world.
Albatravel Group was created in Venice in the early '80s as a company specialized in tourism and in 1997 they launched a hotel reservation system in the Italian market which became a huge success. Due to their success, they branched out and created subsidiaries Albatravel France in Paris, Albatravel Suisse in Lugano, Albatravel Spain in Madrid, Albatravel UK in London, Albatravel USA in Orlando and Albatravel China in Beijing. They offer an array of travel products such as flights, hotels, package deals, cruises, escorted tours, transfers and more. One of the main reasons for their popularity in Italy is due to the fact that travel agencies that book through them hotels, can pay for the hotels 15-30 days after the customer completes their stay at the hotel.
French company All4go has a few unique features, such as map based search and availability in 9 languages. They offer a fast booking system (less than 5 seconds to book a hotel) and instant confirmation for bookings of less than 9 rooms in one reservation. Their inventory includes 300,000 hotels in 185 countries, along with transfers in 900 airports and activities in more than 100 countries.
Using the Travellanda XML Connectivity platform travel agencies, tour operators, B2B online systems and OTA’s have access to a wide range of hotels and apartments from self-catering and one-star accommodation to deluxe five-star properties. Gain access to over 80 suppliers, 350,000 hotels, 22,000 transfers and 11,000 activities via one centralized API. Travellanda is integrated into 18 IT platforms such as Travelgate, Cangooroo, Peakwork and more.
Travco is a family run business based out of the UK. Travel bookers can book hotels in 5 seconds through their advanced online booking system or sell our entire product range through their own branded website via Travco´s XML interface. The booking systems can be viewed in 9 major languages. Travco will expose you to 12,000 global hotel partners in 1000+ destinations worldwide.
With over 20 years of experience, Hoteldo is the leading online booking platform for the B2B market in Latin America. They offer an extensive hotel inventory, along with a multitude of options for transfers, activities, car rental, supported by their dynamic rates and confirmed availability at the time of booking.
Bookohotel is a worldwide leading supplier, rapidly growing in hotel reservations and concierge services, focused on securing and providing the most competitive rates available in every destination around the globe. Booköhotel's reach in the North American, Latin American and European region is unmatched with instant options to book with more than 1,000,000 rooms available daily in hotels, villas and apartments worldwide.
Smyrooms is a global online tour operator with over 10 years of experience in the travel market, part of the Logitravel Group. The company was founded with the objective of offering trips at competitive prices to the numerous brands of the group and to all their customers.
Travel Designer Group is a Global Wholesaler selling hotels, sightseeing and transfers across the globe. They have both an IT Hub for travel companies, XMLHub.com along with Rezlive.com - their wholesale distribution platform, which offers 250,000+ hotel and apartment rooms more than 45,000+ sightseeing attractions and private transfer in over 900 cities.
The Turkish wholesaler, Hotelspro, offers fast access to the most relevant, competitively priced hospitality products and solutions on a global scale. Search more than 600,000 hotels in 80,000 destinations, including 31,000 chain hotels. In addition, you can book your airport transfers for 25,000 hotels directly from their platform. They offer flexible payment options (credit card, bank transfer, floating deposit). Hotelspro offers 24/7 customer support from their 10 different offices around the globe.
Bookmyrooms is a smaller wholesaler that puts more emphasis in personalizing their service towards their customers. In addition to hotel sourcing, they offer custom quotes for event services, corporate meetings and transportation services. In addition to FIT reservations, you can submit group bookings with one of their representatives.
This 25-year-old company is Australia´s largest wholesaler. They are backed by Flight Centre Travel Group and have a large staff of over 300 team members. Accessing their system will allow you to search 400,000 accommodation options, 9,000 experiences, 65 different cruise lines, concerts, wholesale airfares and more.
Youtravel is an accommodation-only supplier offering more than 8000 different hotels worldwide. They cater mainly to popular Mediterranean destinations such as Spain, Greece, Turkey and Cyprus, along with North African destinations such as Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, along with destinations throughout the USA, Mexico and Caribbean.
GOGO Vacations has been a leading US travel wholesaler for over 65 years. GOGO Vacation is part of the Aussie Flight Centre Travel Group. They have received many awards and recognition from within the industry, including 2019 Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards and the 2016 Travvy Awares for best vacation packager to the Caribbean.
Founded in in 2001, it has built strong relationships with travel agents, hotel groups and companies abroad, to ensure good prices for customers. They offer attractive accommodation in the Canaries, Balearics, Malta, Morocco, Tunisia, Italy and the USA. Their hotels range from budget 3* to luxury 5* with the emphasis very much on quality.
This ITAA and ITTN supplier of the year award-winning company is one of Europe's Leading B2B accommodation wholesalers and the leading accommodation supplier in Ireland. Founded in 2004, they focus on offering the best deals in Europe, US, Asia and Australia. When adding Bookabed as your supplier you immediately gain access to their 150K hotels worldwide, low cost and regular flights, airport transfers and attractions.
Magic Rooms is based in the UK offers hotels from 2 to 5 stars in all major destinations. They aim to work closely with their travel agent partners to provide great product at competitive prices and deliver great service to be the #1 bed bank of choice.
This UK based wholesaler provides travel agents, tour operators and airlines with competitive prices, a user-friendly online reservation system combined with a dedicated customer support team. Member of Special Tours Wholesalers, Stglobe system grants access to over 37M hotel rates, in more than 262K actual hotels with real availability in thousands of destinations.
Hikari Global Corporation is one of the best professional hotel booking companies in Korea based on XML / B2B / B2B2C system. They claim to be the most competitive hotel booking company in Korea, responsible for oversea tours, primarily focusing on Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, and other South east Asia.
RateHawk.com is an innovative B2B hotel booking engine developed by the Emerging Travel team. They work with 100+ suppliers across the world, offering a wide choice of tech solutions: powerful web-interface, fast integration using different platforms, direct API-integration.
Restel Travel is a provider of global tourist services that offers travel agencies a wide range of destination products such as hotels, flights, transfers, car rental and destination activities. Restel forms part of the larger, HotUSA Group, based in Barcelona. Through Restel´s platform, you can access more than 100K hotels in 175 countries, 150 airlines and 75K activities worldwide.
UK company Miki Travel, which was founded in 1967, is one of the most experienced travel companies in Europe. With offices in 41 countries, you will receive professional customer service in a variety of languages. Miki travel tailors to both FIT reservations and group travel as well.
Yalago, part of Emirate Group is a global leisure wholesale bedbank which specializes in the Middle East, Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, the Mediterranean, Florida and the Caribbean.
Veturis is a global wholesaler based in Tenerife, Spain, that has a robust offering of travel products in 90 countries. Choose from 170,000 hotels, activities and excursions, cruises, packages and transfers.
BookingEE is a wholesaler B2B travel provider for hotels, airfare, sightseeing activities and airport transfers. Over the past 7 years they have been recognized by the industry winning the titles of World's Leading B2B Travel Provider 2016 & 2017, Asia's Leading B2B Travel Provider 2017 three times in a row and also World's leading B2B Hotel Booking Provider 2018 by World Travel Award organization. Their platform sources 504,000 hotels in 190 countries and consolidated airfares from 943 airlines.
World2Meet (W2M) is based in Palma de Mallorca and allows you to search and book more than 500,000 hotels worldwide. Their inventory combines both 3rd party contracting and direct contracts with hotels. Their fast and flexible XML connectivity will deliver a response to your hotel query within 2 seconds on average.
Hotelston is an accommodation reservation wholesaler offering more than 1,070,000 properties in 38,000 destinations throughout the world. Hotelston is based in Spain and offers support in English, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Lithuanian. In addition to hotels, you can find 1 to 3 bedroom apartments, luxurious villas and hostels.
Travel 2 is one of the UK's largest long-haul tour operators and is recognized as a market leader for tailor made holidays to Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Asia, Africa, Middle East, America, Canada and Latin America. Travel 2 works with all of the world's top airlines, over 300,000 hotels, tours and rail suppliers, car rental companies, and more than 45 cruise lines to plan and book everything from flights, accommodation, cruises, tours and excursions, to luxury getaways and group travel.
Teldar Travel is part of Accor Hotels Group & offers the largest accommodation portfolio in the market with 1M establishments, from 2 to 5* luxury, from independent hotels to hotel chains. Teldar also offers 5M car rentals, 8000+ activities and airport transfers for more than 100 destinations.
Mybeds are relatively small, but highly focused on the Latin American region. They work with third party suppliers along with direct contracts with hotels. Mybeds states to reconfirm all hotel reservations 48 hours prior to checking in, a rarely seen but highly valuable benefit for their customers. They are focused both on leisure and corporate as well.
Welcome Beds, a subsidiary of Globalia, is a platform for hotel bookings, transfers and experiences. They offer more than 300,000 hotels, with 10,000 of them via direct contracting. Their 24/7 dedicated trade Support & multilingual call center will assist you with any of your immediate needs.
There is no lack of suppliers to choose from. No one supplier can assure you the best available rate, thus it´s important to connect to multiple suppliers to increase your chances of getting optimal rates. That said, even if you get the best available rate at the moment of booking doesn´t mean you got the best overall price. Prices tend to drop after you book your hotel. OTAs and travel agencies are leaving a ton of money on the table by not re-shopping their hotel reservations after they sold the hotel. Reach out and request a demo so we can help in increase 36% net profit for hotel bookings you already sold.