3Sixty, an online accommodation booking and management tool for business and relocation travel, has announced its partnership with Hotelbeds, the B2B TravelTech company.
A direct API between 3Sixty and Hotelbeds will unlock access for 3Sixty clients to over 300,000 hotels in more than 195 countries worldwide. The integration marks a significant diversification of the 3Sixty network, which already comprises one million ‘alternative accommodation’ options such as serviced apartments and aparthotels.
Hotelbeds is a global leader in the TravelTech space, connecting and empowering companies like 3Sixty by facilitating bridges in the rapidly evolving travel ecosystem. 3Sixty will now access Hotelbeds' global portfolio of hotels, joining the company’s strong network of 71,000 travel distributors across 150 global source markets.
The 3Sixty team has been growing and evolving its supply partnerships over the past year to provide clients with maximum choice and flexibility in booking accommodation. 3Sixty’s most prominent corporate clients book up to 100,000 nights per month through its proprietary platform. Offering more hotel rooms allows their employees to find a stay that suits their unique travel needs – particularly for shorter trips.
3Sixty’s technology removes the need for travel buyers and guests to make exhausting back-and-forth comparisons of housing features, compliance, and pricing. A simple search shows the live availability of accommodation options, and searches can also automatically filter down those options to comply with a customer’s company travel policies. 3Sixty, which differentiates itself on its duty of care solutions, recently announced a new insurance offering.
Carrie Hartman, Chief Revenue Officer at 3Sixty, said, "As market demand for business travel and relocation is rising, we're actively widening our supply network to meet increasing demand. Our partnership with Hotelbeds is an important step in this endeavor. 3Sixty will always champion alternative accommodations, but we also recognize that different travelers have different needs, and we want to cater to all of them."
Robyn Joliat, Chief Technology Officer at 3Sixty, said, “Hotelbeds and 3Sixty are like-minded brands that are committed to innovating their technology, so it's been an exciting process to launch this integration together, and we’re delighted to be able to reveal it. Today’s traveler expects tech solutions to act as a one-stop shop for all their needs for a trip, from flights and accommodation to communication and insurance. Reflecting this, we will soon expand our partnership to offer the full suite of Hotelbeds travel services, such as car rentals and activities, to our 3Sixty guests to make use of.”
Matt Ellis, Strategic Partnerships at Hotelbeds, said, “As we look to increase our footprint in new business segments, it’s important for Hotelbeds to align with partners that have the same vision and core values. We are delighted to be partnering with 3Sixty, a leading and respected name in the business housing and travel space. Pairing our global range of travel products with 3Sixty’s innovative platform will provide travelers with a wide spectrum of choice, supported by best-in-class technology.”