Hotelbeds Acquires HolidayTaxis Group

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Hotelbeds has announced the acquisition of HolidayTaxis Group, a provider of cost-effective transfer and wider mobility solutions. The acquisition will further complement the existing portfolio of content offered by Hotelbeds and reinforces the company’s commitment to growth in the expanding ancillary distribution space.

HolidayTaxis Group, which operates as “HolidayTaxis”, is headquartered in the United Kingdom and was founded in 2002. It operates 21,000 transfer routes, spanning 150 countries.

The news follows Hotelbeds’ recent decision to rename its ancillary product line as “Beyond the Bed”. The business unit already has a track record in the sourcing and distribution of transfers, activities, tickets, theme parks, car hire, travel insurance and specialist tours, making HolidayTaxis a strategic fit.

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The HolidayTaxis brand will remain separate and independent from Hotelbeds but will form part of the Beyond the Bed business unit and the CEO of HolidayTaxis, Ian Coyle, will report to Javier Arévalo, Director of Beyond the Bed.

Operating under the Hotelbeds brand in the wholesale channel and the Bedsonline brand in the travel agents channel, the company Hotelbeds connects over 60,000 travel intermediaries across more than 140 source markets globally with travel providers in over 185 countries representing more than 170,000 hotels, 24,000 transfer routes and 18,000 activities.

Hotelbeds' proprietary technology helps providers of travel services distribute their offering to travel sellers globally via an advanced technology platform that increases reach, revenue and yield for both the provider and the seller.

The company is headquartered in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

For more information, visit www.hotelbeds.com.

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