roomsXML and getabed merge
B2B accommodation only specialists roomsXML and getabed are pleased to announce the merger of their businesse
Mark Luckey, MD roomsXML Asia Pacific says “It’s great for the Australian and New Zealand market. The ethos and attitudes of the companies match brilliantly; by coming together we become the biggest global aggregator in the local market, with an even more comprehensive service and product offering.
“For Aust and NZ customers its business as usual, just better. Same user interface, same payment channels and same people delivering a great value proposition.”
The joint business will provide significant benefits and scale, improving the product range and delivery to customers. As a result of the merger, they now offer a genuine global business with deep penetration in travel agency space across APAC, Middle East and Europe.
Under the new structure, Ruchir Bang from roomsXMLwill become the CEO and Matt Stuart from getabed the Chief Commercial Officer. Mark Luckey remains MD of the Australia and New Zealand markets.
Ruchir Bang commented “We currently are in a very interesting phase within the travel wholesale industry and certainly see a great future if we have the right mix of passionate team, user-focused technology and strong financials, and that’s exactly what both roomsXML and getabed bring to the table.”
He further added “This all started with the vision on where we want to see our businesses in future and what growth opportunities we can bring to our valued staff members across offices, rather than just seeing if the balance sheet numbers added up.”
Matt Stuart, MD of getabed said “This is a hugely exciting time for both getabed and roomsXML. With the accommodation wholesale market evolving rapidly, we needed to ensure that we remain relevant. Our shared passion, ethos and vision was clear, so merging to become a single entity made complete sense. Moving forward, our customers will get the best of both companies, with robust technology, breadth of product and solid 24/7 support. Our travel partners will continue to remain at the heart of everything we do as we are still small enough to remain personal and reactive to their demands”.
roomsXMLis an online accommodation wholesaler serving travel agents and tour operators with offices in UAE, India, Australia and USA and has been trading since 2007. It has won numerous industry awards including the Best Hotel Booking Solutions Provider at the World Travel Awards 2017.
getabedhas been trading since 1991 and for the past 27 years has become one of the UK’s best loved accommodation only companies, with offices in UK and UAE.