Amazing news for our clients in the Pacific market! We’ve just signed a new deal with Samoa Tourism Authority to drive in-bound tourism to the spectacular island of Samoa, particularly from Australia and New Zealand while long-haul, international travel restrictions remain in place.
Hotelbeds’ campaign will focus on introducing Samoa as a tourist destination to travel trade buyers in Australia and New Zealand, highlighting the Pacific island's greatest attractions, including its beautiful landscapes, genuine hospitality and breath-taking adventure travel options. Also, considering the current restrictions on long-haul travel, its proximity to Australia and New Zealand makes it the perfect destination for travellers from those markets!
From the end of May until September, Hotelbeds' two main distribution channels, Bedsonline, aimed at retail travel agencies, and Hotelbeds, focused on wholesale distribution, will promote the campaign to our travel advisors clients based in the Pacific markets.
On top of this, we will be able to expand our portfolio in the area by contracting more hotels and we will have access to exclusive rates that we will make available to the wide network of travel advisors that work with Hotelbeds.
Gareth Matthews, Marketing, Communications & CSR Director at Hotelbeds, commented: “We are very pleased to finally be able to launch this partnership with the Samoa Tourism Authority that was initiated in early 2020 but placed on hold due to COVID. We have remained in constant contact with Samoa throughout the pandemic and we are happy that conditions are now right to be able to help them fuel their recovery efforts.
“This campaign will also enable us to capture the pent-up demand from our Australian and New Zealand travel trade customers, while helping to educate them on this beautiful destination. This partnership will also ensure that we extend our portfolio of hotel properties, contracted under special conditions in the country and make them available to more than 60,000 travel trade buyers worldwide, while also securing exclusive promotional rates for our Australia and NZ clients.
Fa’amatuainu Lenata’i Suifua, Chief Executive Officer for Samoa Tourism Authority, added: “Samoa Tourism Authority is delighted to enter into a partnership with Hotelbeds. This has been a strategic decision for us as we believe there will be a huge demand for international travel when borders are eased. We feel that Hotelbeds is able to help us achieve a wide reach and educate those that are considering a trip to our beautiful country. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with them!”
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