Culture Trip partners with Hotelbeds to further strengthen its curated e-commerce offering of Places to Stay

Culture Trip, the travel e-commerce brand with content at its core, today has announced a new partnership with Hotelbeds, the world’s leading bedbank, to expand its curated e-commerce offering of Places to Stay. 

As part of the agreement, Culture Trip will connect to the extensive product portfolio via the API solutions offered by Hotelbeds. With access to 180,000 hotel properties – many of which are contracted under special terms and conditions – in 140 countries this will provide Culture Trip with breadth and depth of range worldwide to hand-pick from for its curated collections of Places to Stay.

Culture Trip was created in 2011 to inspire people to go beyond their cultural boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and culture, special, unique and meaningful. Fast-forward to today, and Culture Trip has evolved from a travel content publisher into a travel e-commerce brand with content at its core — a single platform that takes customers from inspiration and planning to booking.

This approach enables people to get inspired and turn this inspiration into reality by booking online what they read about from collections of curated Places to Stay (launch in 2019) and Experiences (launch in 2020). Both product categories can be booked via dedicated hubs and also via thousands of bespoke articles showcasing hand-picked hotels and things to do that can be booked online with Culture Trip.

To further expand and differentiate its e-commerce offering, last month the Company launched its own product: TRIPS by Culture Trip — a collection of unique small-group adventures.

Darren Carbine, Chief Travel Officer at Culture Trip said: “What we do at Culture Trip is unique: we inspire people with our travel content and recommendations. But we don’t stop there: we also enable them to book online what they read about through our growing e-commerce offering. We are excited to further expand our Places to Stay portfolio with this partnership with Hotelbeds.

“Every month, millions of users come to Culture Trip for travel inspiration and many also now come to us to book travel — we offer a single platform that takes customers from inspiration and planning to booking.”

Paul Anthony, Digital Commercialization Director at Hotelbeds, commented: “Culture Trip stands out in the market with its unique approach to bringing together inspirational travel content and travel e-commerce. They help their customers to get inspired, plan and book — all in one place. We are pleased to be part of Culture Trip’s journey and to provide their huge global audience with direct access to our worldwide hotel partners.”

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For further information:

Please contact the Culture Trip PR team at pr@culturetrip.com

Please contact the hotelbeds PR team at:

Jane Astle – j.astle@hotelbeds.com 

About Culture Trip

Culture Trip is the travel e-commerce brand with content at its core and the trusted shortcut to booking travel that’s good, and makes you feel good. Culture Trip was created in 2011 to inspire people to go beyond their cultural boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people, and its culture special, unique, and meaningful. So for over a decade now, Culture Trip’s global community of travel experts and local insiders have hand picked the world’s best bits to share travel stories and unbiased recommendations, together with curated collections of places to stay, hotels, things to do, and experiences that can be booked online. Culture Trip inspires people and enables them to turn this inspiration directly into reality — in one single platform, they can discover and book spot-on stays, experiences, and now also TRIPS by Culture Trip which are unique small-group adventures.

About Hotelbeds

Hotelbeds is the world’s leading bedbank.

In a fragmented and complex travel landscape, Hotelbeds provides over 180,000 hotel properties across the globe with access to high-value, complementary distribution channels that significantly increase occupancy rates and optimise RevPAR – whilst not competing with the hotelier’s direct distribution strategy.

Hotelbeds does this by offering hoteliers access to a network of over 60,000 hard-to-access B2B travel buyers such as tour operators, retail travel agents, airline websites, and loyalty schemes in over 140 source markets worldwide. These channels provide hotel partners with returning guests that book further in advance, cancel less, spend more in-destination and stay longer.

In addition to accommodation, Hotelbeds is also the world’s largest B2B seller of travel ancillaries, offering 25,000 transfer routes and 18,000 activities, as well as attractions, tickets and car hire. Operating under the ‘Beyond the Bed’ product line, it provides both hoteliers and travel distribution partners with an efficient platform and powerful tools to easily integrate and commercialise its leading portfolio of high-margin products.

The company is headquartered in Palma, Spain.

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