YOUTRAVEL.COM IS expanding its range of exclusive deals with hotels in the next 12 months.The company currently offers ‘suggested hotels’ or ‘favourite hotels’ in each destination, however, this top tier of partner hotels will be promoted more prominently on the Website as the company looks to build on its core strengths of strong hotel relationships and unique properties, board bases and availability.
The company’s sales director, Paul Riches, said: “This is not solely about price. We are not trying to grind down prices to the lowest possible level. It’s about getting more exclusive availability from key hoteliers, or an exclusive deal within the UK bed bank sector. “We want our travel agent partners to know that when we promote a ‘favourite’ hotel that it’s for a real reason, such as an all-inclusive option that’s not available anywhere else in the market. We hope that within a year, around half of our sales will be driven by these sorts of partnerships.”