An Overview of Our Business
B2C Travel – Webjet and Online Republic
Our B2C travel business operates the leading OTA consumer brand of Webjet as well as various market leading brands in complementary travel products within the Online Republic business.
Established in 1998, Webjet is the leading online travel agency (OTA) in Australia and New Zealand, leading the way in online travel tools and technology. Webjet’s focus has always been to offer the greatest convenience and choice by enabling customers to compare, combine and book the best domestic and international travel flight deals, hotel accommodation, holiday package deals, travel insurance and car hire worldwide.
Since inception, Webjet has been at the forefront of online innovation – from the world’s first Travel Services Aggregator technology through to leading the industry in blockchain innovation.
Acquired in May 2016 to leverage Webjet’s core capabilities into attractive complementary travel segments, Online Republic is a market leading global e-commerce group based in New Zealand specialising in online bookings of rental cars, motorhomes and cruises. Airportrentals.com and Motorhome Republic are leading players in global online bookings for car hire and motorhomes and Cruisesalefinder is the leading Australasian online Cruise agency.
B2B Travel – WebBeds (trading as Lots of Hotels, Sunhotels, FIT Ruums and JacTravel depending on geography)
The B2B Market
What is WebBeds?
Our Global Reach
Our WebBeds business currently operates in Europe, Middle East and Africa (MEA), North America and Asia under the Lots of Hotels (LOH), Sunhotels and FIT Ruums brands. The business has grown from a small start-up to a global player generating more than $450 million TTV* in less than 4 years. *Annualised TTV run rate based on 1H17 financial results.
Our B2B Journey to Date
Our B2B Brands
Lots of Hotels Americas, Middle East & Africa (AMEA)
The WebBeds business was launched in February 2013 with the establishment of Lots of Hotels based in Dubai. Lots of Hotels is now the #3 player in Middle East and Africa, operating in 28 markets and providing unique coverage to thousands of travel partners across AMEA region. Lots of Hotels Americas Division was launched in November 2015 targeting wholesalers in North America and the LATAM region. The distribution network continues to grow to include major cities of Montreal, Toronto, New York, Washington, Orlando, Las Vegas, Brazil, Rio, Buenos Aires, Mexico to name a few. The Lots of Hotels technology platform currently offers over 250,000 hotels worldwide sourced both directly from major hotel chains and via leading third party suppliers. LOH technology supports API, HTML and White Label solutions.
FIT Ruums (Asia)
Acquired in September 2017, JacTravel is one of the leading suppliers of hotel accommodation for the global travel industry and a provider of specialist inbound group travel services to the UK, Ireland and Europe. With offices throughout the UK, Europe, Asia, the Middle-East and North America plus worldwide representation, its team of over 550 travel professionals is well placed to serve its 20,000 clients globally. All this is facilitated by a directly contracted inventory of more than 17,000 hotels, and an additional aggregated portfolio of over 170,000 properties plus an extensive range of preferred group tour suppliers.
The acquisition of JacTravel has resulted in WebBeds becoming the #2 player B2B player globally and the #2 B2B player in the important European market.