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About WebBeds

We’re very proud of our story so far…

 

WebBeds is the second largest and fastest growing B2B travel intermediary, or bedbank, in the world. Since our launch in 2013 we have built a significant global distribution network.

Today, we have a staff of over 1,400 travel professionals, located in 50 offices in 30 countries, selling to over 2000 destination countries through a portfolio of clients in more than 145 source markets worldwide – all focussed on doing it better for our partners.

We are a division of Webjet Limited, a global digital travel business listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: WEB).

As an intermediary, or bedbank, we source content from travel suppliers, connect, aggregate and merchandise that content in our platform, the WebBeds Marketplace, and distribute it to our global network of travel trade clients, who sell to the travelling public.

The process of bringing together over 365,000+ hotels and 15,000+ ground services in more than 14,000 destinations in a way that adds value to suppliers’ businesses, and distributing that content to a global network of over 44,000 travel companies in more than 145 source markets in ways that meet their needs, is a complicated and technical ecosystem.

The WebBeds Global Marketplace, where travel suppliers and travel sellers seamlessly connect to sell and buy travel content, is driven and supported by a talented and dedicated team of technology, contracting, sales, operations, finance and marketing specialists.

We pride ourselves on being a truly global business

  • Our People & Locations

    Our network of regional offices and team of experienced travel professionals on the ground around the world enables a unique understanding and relationship with each of the markets where we operate. This enables us to offer knowledgeable, customer-centric, market specific focus and real-time support to thousands of supply and distribution partners around the world.

    Our buying teams source great hotels and ground product, pricing, offers and availability for our sales team to distribute via a truly global network of distribution partners, and all of this is supported by some of the best Dev, Tech, Ops, Support, Marketing and Content professionals in the business.

  • Our Hotels & Product

    WebBeds has a truly global product offering with over 368,000 hotels in 14,000 destinations. We have an ever-growing portfolio of over 30,000 directly contracted hotels, partnerships with 65 global hotel chains, integrations with more than 70 third party wholesale providers plus over 15,000 ground product services.

    Our offering continues to grow, with a strategic focus on new content that is relevant to the needs of our outbound markets in an everchanging world.

    For more detailed information about our product and inventory, please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of the team.

  • Our Global Reach

    We distribute our hotels and product to a global network of over 44,000+ travel companies, our distribution partners, in more than 140 source markets.

    Thousands of travel agencies regularly connect to the WebBeds Marketplace and generate millions of searches each and every day. On average, a hotel reservation is confirmed by WebBeds every 8 seconds, so since you started reading this paragraph, 3 new bookings will have been made.

  • Our Distribution Technology

    Our technology journey and platform strategy is continually evolving, always with the goal of delivering the most robust, secure, flexible and supplier/client focused technology possible.

    Our Supplier partners can manage their inventory through our proprietary extranet or via one of the 65 Channel Managers we’re connected to.

    Clients can access our huge choice of global inventory through market-leading, trade-only websites or simple and seamless platform to platform API connectivity.

  • Our Specialist Brands

    WebBeds also operates specialist brands JacTravel DMC and UmrahHolidays International, providing niche service offerings to the travel trade.

    JacTravel DMC is a multi-award-winning operator providing tailormade travel arrangements for groups of all sizes covering corporate and leisure, special interest, education and MICE – with a particular focus on the UK, Ireland and European destinations. Established in 1975, JacTravel brings a wealth of experience along with half a century of trading and legacy to the WebBeds family. For more information, visit: www.jactravel.com.

    UmrahHolidays International (UHI) is a genuine pioneer in providing a unique Umrah experience to travel agencies worldwide. We enjoy strong partnerships with local KSA operators and suppliers and work directly with more than 1,000 hotels in Makkah, Medinah, Jeddah and other nearby cities. UHI enjoys a unique value proposition as a certified Supplier and OTA to Saudi GDS platform “Maqam” and our trading environment supports the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s vision to welcome 30 million religious tourists by the year 2030. For more information, visit: www.umrahholidays.com.

People & Places
Hotels & Product
Global Reach
Distribution Network
Our Specialist Brands

WebBeds Leadership Team

Our Senior team are a proven, innovative, results-driven group of leaders with a wealth of experience across the travel and technology industries.

Daryl Lee

CEO WebBeds

Daryl Lee

CEO WebBeds

Daryl has more than 20 years’ experience in travel. Prior to joining Webjet Limited, he was Regional Vice-President at GTA responsible for its businesses in the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Daryl also previously held various management roles in Far East Hospitality and Singapore Airlines.

Kok Sheng Sun

President - WebBeds Asia Pacific

Kok Sheng Sun

President - WebBeds Asia Pacific

KS has more than 18 years’ experience in travel. Prior to joining Webjet, he was Regional Head of Sales South Asia and Japan responsible for businesses in India, South East Asia and Japan. KS also held various commercial and operational roles in Far East Organisation and Singapore Airlines.

Anders Kjong

President - WebBeds Europe

Anders Kjong

President - WebBeds Europe

Anders has worked in the travel industry since 2015, joining WebBeds from Globalia, where he was in charge of the Digital Business Development, until he moved to become WebBeds CCO Europe in 2017. Anders has more than 20 years of management experience working in different sectors such as FMCG and on-line retail / digital entertainment.

Amr Ezzeldin

President - WebBeds Middle East & Africa

Amr Ezzeldin

President - WebBeds Middle East & Africa

Amr’s 20 years’ plus experience in Travel and Hospitality leadership roles across highly regarded organisations within the Middle East & Africa region is testament to his calibre. Prior to joining WebBeds he led the regional Sales Department at GTA, designing and implementing effective commercial strategies. Since joining Lots of Hotels in 2015 he has tackled business challenges with a hands-on approach and created opportunities to deliver on growth and revenue objectives.

James Phillips

President – WebBeds Americas

James Phillips

President – WebBeds Americas

James has an extensive 25-year travel and hospitality career. James’ experience in the industry started with a leading tour operator. He then spent a decade working with the Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Kempinski group of hotels. Subsequently, he held leadership roles with GTA for sourcing in the EMEA and Americas regions and with Hotelbeds for Sales and Marketing. Most recently, James has been advising several companies, working with the state of Connecticut’s venture capital arm on its travel portfolio.

 

Karen Robertson

Managing Director - JacTravel DMC

Karen Robertson

Managing Director - JacTravel DMC

Karen has over 25 years’ experience in the travel industry with specific expertise in the tour operating sector.  As part of JacTravel’s management team since 2004, Karen has built her career through the evolution of the JacTravel brand, moving to the role of Managing Director in 2018 with full responsibility for the DMC division across the UK, Ireland, and Europe.

Working within the international marketplace, Karen has a proven track record in strategic planning, business development, team leadership and achieving optimum levels of efficiency and customer experience.

Ahmed El Faramawi

CEO - UmrahHolidays + MD WebBeds Saudi Arabia

Ahmed El Faramawi

CEO - UmrahHolidays + MD WebBeds Saudi Arabia

With over 25 years of experience in the travel industry, Ahmed has spent the past four years as Deputy CEO of WebBeds AMEA, during which time he played an integral role in establishing WebBeds start up brand ‘Lots of Hotels’ in Dubai in 2012. Prior to WebBeds, Ahmed was with GTA for over 14 years holding various commercial leadership roles in the region, most recently as Commercial Director MEA. His background also includes airline and retail travel with expertise in management and leadership of digital start-ups, commercial, sales, contracting and distribution.

Mohammed Malik

Chief Information Officer - WebBeds

Mohammed Malik

Chief Information Officer - WebBeds

Mohammed brings more than 20 years travel industry experience to WebBeds having worked in technology for some of the largest and most well-known travel brands like GTA, Travelport and Kuoni. Most recently, Mohammed led the Technology team at Destinations of the World.

He prides himself on building efficient and productive teams and unlocking untapped potential. He is a self-confessed student of Leadership and Human behaviour which has helped him to build rewarding careers for his teams.

Alaa Saleh

Chief Operating Officer - WebBeds

Alaa Saleh

Chief Operating Officer - WebBeds

Alaa was appointed as WebBeds’ Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) after serving as COO of our latest acquired business Destinations of the World. Alaa has a wealth of more than 20 years transformation experience across Technology and Operations from Destinations of the World, Accenture, Blue Chip Organisations and our Travel Industry. Based in Dubai, Alaa is responsible for our Transformation and Innovation, leading our teams to be world class in service to our Customers and Suppliers, and ensuring our cost management is efficient.

Webjet Limited Group Leadership Team

WebBeds is the B2B division of Webjet Limited, a digital travel business listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: WEB). Our group leadership team play an active role across many of our departmental functions.

John Guscic

Managing Director - Webjet Limited

John Guscic

Managing Director - Webjet Limited

John was appointed as Webjet Limited Managing Director in February 2011, after serving on the Webjet board since 2003. John was previously Managing Director, Asia Pacific for GTA and formerly Managing Director, of the Travelport Business Group, Pacific region.

Based in Tokyo, Japan, he was responsible for the Galileo and GTA brands in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and Indonesia. Previous to that John was Managing Director, Galileo South Pacific and Flairview Travel.

Shelley Beasley

Group Chief Operating Officer

Shelley Beasley

Group Chief Operating Officer

Shelley has over 25 years’ experience in travel and travel technology with globally recognized firms such as United Airlines and Travelport. She has significant management experience in leading global commercial and operational teams.

Graham Anderson

Group Chief Information Officer

Graham Anderson

Group Chief Information Officer

A seasoned technology professional with a commitment to engineering excellence and blurring the lines between business and IT solutions to drive holistic technical transformation – often making the seemingly impossible possible. Graham has a Bachelor of Arts in Computing & Information Systems from Brighton University and is a member of the British Computing Society (Chartered IT Professional). With a career spanning Travel, Retail, Energy, Financial & Government verticals, Graham’s achievements have set organisations up for the successful streamlining of offline and online workflows, driving company profitability and delivering better solutions.

 

Tony Ristevski

Group Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Tony Ristevski

Group Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Tony has more than 15 years’ experience working in a range of senior finance and corporate roles in Australia and overseas, most recently as CFO of ASX listed TechnologyOne Limited. He is experienced working with companies undergoing growth, both organically as well as through acquisitions, and has considerable international experience having worked in Europe, Asia and the United States. Previously with Computershare, Tony is a Chartered Accountant, has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) as well as an Executive MBA from Melbourne Business School.

Our History

Formed in 2013, we’ve come a long way in a short period of time. But despite enjoying the energy, growth and mentality of a start-up, we actually have well over 40 years’ experience in providing travel services to the trade.

Take a look through our timeline to see some of our significant milestones as we have moved from humble beginnings to become a real pioneer in the travel industry and the fastest-growing and second largest provider in the marketplace.