Japanese travel B2B wholesaler Overseas Travel Service (OTS) has formed an exclusive partnership in Asia with Travel Prologue (TP), a Singapore-headquartered hotel direct booking service provider.
This new strategic partnership for distribution is a pivotal thrust on the part of OTS to broaden its distribution network and supplier base outside of Japan, said the company in a statement.
In order to tap into both the supplier and B2B channels, OTS, which supports over 6,000 agents in Japan, is partnering with TP on its B2B platform, Trip Affiliates Network (TA Network).
OTS’ managing director Mizuho Kayama said the partnership with TA Network will provide OTS with “the support to instantaneously contract dynamic rates” in excess of 300 hotels across Asia, excluding Japan.
Kayama revealed that OTS will be launching a new hotel group booking service by year-end, in collaboration with TA Network in Asia.
Travel Prologue’s executive director Josef Foo, said: “The OTS hotel group booking initiative extends our current FIT focus to a new group booking service. This enhances the hotel services we provide to our hotel and travel affiliates within TA Network.
He added: “Our strategic partnership with OTS broadens our entry into Japan and accelerates TA Networks’ expansion and footprint in Asia. This further enhances TA Network as an add-on SaaS solution. This will connect Asia-Pacific’s leading travel wholesalers, agents, and management companies, on a single platform.”