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Leading Hotels Announces New Leading Strategic Sourcing Partners

April 22, 2021



NEW YORK, NY — (April 2021) - The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd (LHW) is pleased to announce collaboration with four new companies under their Leading Strategic Sourcing (LSS) program. The additions include luxury-focused Wholesale Partners Bonotel Exclusive Travel, TripArc and Fastpayhotels, along with OTA Insight, the leading Rate Parity and business intelligence platform.

LHW has worked with long term strategic partner DayBlink GPO to create a strategic group purchasing program that harnesses the collective buying power of our network of independent luxury hotels. The program helps hotels capture new demand and find new customers through numerous sales and marketing channels as well as creating other business value in other strategically important categories.

Now, with the addition of Bonotel Exclusive Travel, TripArc, Fastpayhotels, and OTA Insight to LSS, LHW is empowering its members to drive recovery, reinforce rate parity and increase efficiencies on property.

  • OTA Insight empowers smarter revenue and distribution decisions through its solutions: Market Insight, Rate Insight, Parity Insight and Revenue Insight. The company provides user friendly revenue management tools and is a preferred management solution for over 55,000 independent, local and global chain properties in more than 168 countries.

  • Bonotel Exclusive Travel presents deluxe hotels throughout the U.S. to tour operators worldwide. The company is a leading inbound tour operator for luxury travel to North America. Bonotel Exclusive Travel’s marketing capabilities and direct access to a high-value international client base, spanning 65+ countries, provides partners with valuable global scale.

  • TripArc enables access to a comprehensive range of travel products through their proprietary platforms and economies of scale as a luxury global wholesaler. The company is an industry leader in technology, purchasing, finance, HR and marketing. Its expansive and growing network drives profit and efficiencies for hotels.

  • Fastpayhotels represents the evolution of the current relationship between accommodation, tour operators and travel agencies by offering a transparent, dynamic and digital distribution platform. The B2B distribution channel connects thousands of hotels and travel agents in over 130 countries.

  • “Due to the impact COVID-19 has had on our industry, we believe this is the right time for LHW to use our scale and identify opportunities to support our members in their recovery. Our team is diligently working to create strategic group purchasing programs that empower hoteliers to stay independent,” said Phil Koserowski, Vice President, Digital Product Development & Marketing, The Leading Hotels of the World. “By harnessing the collective buying power of the LHW network we can create more value for our hotels especially in partnership with important business partners like Bonotel Exclusive Travel, TripArc, Fastpayhotels and OTA Insight who can drive both short-term recovery and long-term sustainable results. Access to partnerships like these, with the enhanced business terms LSS is able to negotiate, is paramount for our independent hotels as the industry recovers and our hoteliers welcome back guests.”

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    About The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (LHW)
    Comprised of more than 400 hotels in over 80 countries, LHW is the largest collection of independent luxury hotels. In 1928, 38 independent hoteliers came together to create LHW. Since then, the Company has carefully curated distinctive hotels, resorts, inns, chalets, villas, and safari camps from the snow-capped Alps of Europe to the African veldt, to share them with adventurous souls who seek the remarkably uncommon. The LHW community is filled of exceptional individuals, united by a passion for the surprising discoveries and details that come with every experience. LHW hoteliers are artisans of hospitality whose expertise, commitment to excellence, and individual flair allows them to create story-worthy moments for their guests. And it is these authentic, individualized experiences combined with the warm hospitality and high-touch service they provide that keeps discerning travelers returning again and again. LHW’s collection covers the globe and promises a broad range of destinations and uncommon experiences, enhanced by LHW’s tiered guest loyalty program Leaders Club. From converted former palaces, and countryside retreats run by the same families for generations, to gleaming skyscrapers in dynamic urban centers, serene private island escapes, glamorous tented camps – and beyond –  explore, find inspiration, and experience unforgettable travel moments. For more information visit: www.lhw.com, Facebook at @LeadingHotels, Twitter at @LeadingHotels and Instagram @leadinghotelsoftheworld

    About DayBlink GPO
    DayBlink GPO is a strategic sourcing provider for independently owned and operated luxury hotels in the hospitality sector. DayBlink GPO combines years of expertise to help members improve their bottom line and performance efficiency. As an ambassador on behalf of hoteliers, DayBlink GPO negotiates superior agreements with multinational companies across major hotel spend categories by leveraging billions of dollars in member purchasing power. These deals bring instant value, create cost savings, and deliver efficiencies at little to no added effort for our members. For more information, visit dayblinkgpo.com

    About Bonotel Exclusive Travel
    Bonotel Exclusive Travel is the leading inbound tour operator for luxury travel to North America. Since 1990, Bonotel has established itself as the renowned luxury specialist, offering exclusive deluxe hotels and resorts, upscale boutique properties, and unique one-of-a-kind experiences throughout the United States to tour operators worldwide, with unparalleled service and a belief that we are only as strong as our partnerships. Because of the exclusive relationships Bonotel has built with many suppliers over the years, and the offering of selected superior product, Bonotel has also been able to develop strong business relations with most of the major tour operators worldwide. Bonotel has built a reputation for its variety and standard of product, as well as the high level of service offered to customers and suppliers alike. Bonotel’s marketing capabilities and direct access to a high-value international client base – which spans 6 continents and over 65 countries – instantly provides its hotel partners with global scale that sets it apart from all other North American inbound operators. Bonotel has long-standing relationships with a diverse array of clients across the globe. Our strategic relationships with our top 20 accounts average around 15 years in length. We continue to expand our geographic footprint in venture markets like Africa, India and Mexico. Learn more: www.bonotel.com.

    About TripArc
    TripArc is a distribution network with a new vision for the luxury travel business. Combining innovative technology with a vision to create direct access and increased transparency, we are reimagining how travel consortia can work harder for partners, advisors and tour operators. The benefits of this ground-breaking approach are numerous, from driving efficiency for suppliers, to increased profitability, exceptional benefits, training, and outstanding events for advisors. It’s an innovative new architecture for how everyone in the luxury travel business can succeed. With over $1 billion in transactions, we negotiate direct net rates with travel suppliers and drive efficiency by linking them directly to advisors and tour operators, ensuring that they can put their best rates and offers in front of the right advisors at the right time. For the advisor, we offer exceptional benefits, training, outstanding virtual and live events, and a sense of community. For more information, visit trip-arc.com and follow us LinkedIN.

    About OTA Insight
    OTA Insight empowers hoteliers to make smarter revenue and distribution decisions through its market-leading suite of cloud-based business intelligence solutions including Market Insight, Rate Insight, Parity Insight and Revenue Insight. With live updates, 24/7 support from our customer success team, and a highly intuitive and customisable dashboard, the OTA Insight platform integrates with other industry tools including hotel property management systems, leading RMS solutions and data benchmarking providers. OTA Insight's team of international experts are based all over the world, including the UK, US, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, Singapore, Australia and India, and supports more than 55,000 properties in 168 countries. Named the UK's 17th fastest-growing private technology company in the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 in 2019, Number 103 in the FT/Statista list of Europe's 1000 fastest growing companies in 2020, Number 38 in the Sunday Times Sage Tech Track 100 and chosen as the best Rate Shopping & Market Intelligence Tool, Parity Management Software, and Business Intelligence Software by HotelTechAwards 2021, OTA Insight is widely recognised as a leader in hospitality business intelligence. For more information, visit www.otainsight.com and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

    About Fastpayhotels
    Fastpayhotels is a tech enabled B2B accommodation distribution platform. The company’s mission is to evolve the current relationship between hotels, tour operators and travel agencies by offering a simple, cost effective and transparent distribution platform that makes it easier for hotels to give the best rates and availability to agents. Over 37,000 hotels are currently signed up to the platform in over 78 countries and more than 15,000 travel agents’ operators are already using the software. Fastpayhotels is a Rate Parity Certified Distributor by OTA Insight and backed by private equity house Magenta Partners. For more information, visit www.fastpayhotels.com.
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