April 17, 2024

DidaTravel adds flight bookings

China-based DidaTravel has launched a B2B flight booking multi-GDS portal, including access to full-service carriers, low-cost carriers and NDC content.

The tech-driven accommodation bedbank, which was founded in 2012 in Shenzhen and now has over 300 staff in eight offices globally, said it has added flights due to demand from its clients.

It provides accommodation to 23,000 B2B buyers around the world, including OTAs, TMCs and MICE sellers and arrangers. 

Clients will now have the added option of combining flights with accommodation to boost their ancillary revenue thanks to dynamic packaging technology that also includes in-path and post-booking cross-selling tools.

Packaging of flights with accommodation is already available through the company’s new flight booking engine or as an XML / API integration, with dynamic packaging to be integrated at the end of 2022.

In addition, currently there is an option for clients to query flight prices manually.

To lead this new initiative, Jason Guan ­­– who joined DidaTravel last year – has now been appointed as Flight Business Unit General Manager, reporting directly to Rikin Wu, DidaTravel Founder and CEO.

Wu said: “Following years of partners asking for flight products, during Covid we put aside the time and resources to prepare for this properly and I´m excited that we are now ready to launch.

“Given our network of 23,000 B2B travel sellers globally and our unique dynamic packaging capabilities I feel confident that we will be able to grow and scale our flight business under the leadership of Jason.”

Guan said the company has an ambitious expansion plan that adds value to all tourism stakeholders.”

In 2019 DidaTravel sold hotel bookings in the China and APAC region worth over $700 million.