DidaTravel expands hotel network amid soaring bookings in SEA

Thailand emerged as the top destination booked by the leading global hotel wholesaler’s B2B clients

Thailand is the top destination booked by DidaTravel’s B2B clients

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  • Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and Philippines are the top five destination countries booked by DidaTravel’s B2B clients globally
  • The company saw a 460 per cent increase in hotel bookings in Southeast Asia from January 1 to April 30, compared to the same period last year – surpassing even 2019 levels
  • Over the last three years, DidaTravel has extended its hotel portfolio in Southeast Asia by 44 per cent – to reach 28,000 properties

Thailand leads the market growth in Southeast Asia for DidaTravel as the top destination for its B2B clients globally.

As compared to the same period last year, Thailand’s bookings were up 324 per cent from January 1 to April 30 of 2022.

The leading global hotel wholesaler’s buyers include travel agents, tour operators, online travel agencies (OTAs), travel management companies (TMCs), airlines, hotels and Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions (MICE) players.

Other top destinations, which comprise Malaysia (+231 per cent YoY), Singapore (+560 per cent YoY), Indonesia (+378 per cent YoY), Philippines (+965 per cent YoY), and Vietnam (+303 per cent YoY), have also seen a sharp increase in hotel bookings compared to the same period last year.

Overall, data from DidaTravel showed that hotel bookings in Southeast Asia have increased by 460 per cent YoY, even overtaking the pre-pandemic levels of 2019 by 15 per cent.

Top 20 Southeast Asian destinations booked by DidaTravel’s B2B clients

In a strategic move to cater to the rising demand for hotel products in Southeast Asia, DidaTravel has also added local rooms to its inventory.

In the past three years, DidaTravel grew the hotels in Southeast Asia under its portfolio at a double-digit growth to reach 44 per cent – taking the total number of hotels available in the region for clients to 28,000, of which 3,712 hotels are directly contracted.

The robust growth has been driven by the company’s on-going ambitious plan to increase the number of directly contracted hotels globally by end of 2022 to 74,000.

Rikin Wu, DidaTravel founder and CEO said: “DidaTravel has rich local knowledge and a strong contracting presence in Southeast Asia for a long time, so it is very exciting to see growth in the region as demand rebounds.”

He is also optimistic about the prospects of the travel industry this year as border restrictions are easing in more and more countries in Asia – which will see the return of much-needed long-haul travellers who require longer stays and are spending more too.

DidaTravel is headquartered in Shenzhen, China and has over 300 staff in eight offices globally, working with over 23,000 travel buying clients worldwide.

Additionally, the company has a portfolio of over 51,500 competitively sourced direct hotel contracts, as well as 700,000 hotel products provided by about 600 global suppliers, covering more than 200 countries and regions.

To find out how to tap into DidaTravel’s extensive network of travel agencies, tour operators, wholesalers, OTAs, TMCs, airlines and hotels, visit www.didatravel.com.

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