See the top 20 destinations booked by travel agents and tour operators
China-based DidaTravel has seen 460% increase in Southeast Asian hotel bookings made between 1 January and 30 April 2022 compared to 2021, surpassing even 2019’s levels.
The global hotel wholesaler has confirmed that Thailand is its top destination in the region for its B2B travel buying clients based around the world, which includes travel agents, tour operators, OTAs and travel management companies (TMCs), as well as some airlines.
Thailand leads the Southeast Asia market growth with bookings up 324% from January to April 2022 versus the same period last year.
Meanwhile, Malaysia (+231% YOY), Singapore (+560% YOY), Indonesia (+378% YOY), Philippines (+965% YOY) and Vietnam (+303% YOY) have also seen a sharp increase in hotel bookings compared to the same period last year.
The top 20 cities booked by DidaTravel’s B2B buyers are:
- Bangkok, Thailand
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Pattaya, Thailand
- Bali, Indonesia
- Phuket, Thailand
- Manila, Philippines
- Jakarta, Indonesia
- Boracay Island, Philippines
- George Town, Malaysia
- Krabi, Thailand
- Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Bandung, Indonesia
- Ipoh, Malaysia
- Hua Hin, Thailand
- Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Johor Bahru, Malaysia
- Koh Samui, Thailand
- Kuantan, Malaysia
- Malacca, Malaysia
Prior to the pandemic, in 2019, DidaTravel sold hotel bookings in the China and APAC region worth over US$700 million
As the demand for Southeast Asia hotel product continues to rise, DidaTravel has strategically added local rooms to its inventory.
In the past three years, DidaTravel’s hotel numbers in Southeast Asia has kept double-digit growth to reach 44%, taking the total number of hotels available in the region to 28,000, of which 3,712 hotels are directly contracted.
In part, this growth has been driven by DidaTravel’s recently announced plan to increase the number of directly contracted hotels globally by end of 2022 to reach 74,000.
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Rikin Wu, DidaTravel founder and CEO said: “DidaTravel has a rich local knowledge and strong contracting presence in Southeast Asia, so it’s very exciting to see growth in Southeast Asia as demand rebounds.
“I’m optimistic about the travel industry in 2022 because we see more and more destination countries’ easing travel restrictions across the region to bring back the much needed long-haul travellers who stay longer and spend more.
“We’ve been working hard hand-in-hand with our Southeast Asian hotelier partners to attract and welcome domestic and international travellers to their hotels and I ́m proud to confirm we now have 28,000 hotels in the region, 3,712 of them directly contracted.”
Founded in 2012, DidaTravel is headquartered in Shenzhen, China and has over 300 staff in eight offices globally. The company works with over 23,000 travel buying clients. Additionally, the company has a portfolio of over 51,500 competitively sourced direct hotel contracts, as well as 700,000 hotel products provided by more than 600 global suppliers, covering more than 200 countries and regions.
For more information, visit www.didatravel.com