Hostelworld.com agrees airline partnerships


Budget youth market specialist Hostelworld.com has agreed partnerships with Ukraine Airlines and Argentinean carrier Aerolíneas Argentinas.


Under the new deals the online reservations firm will offer the two carriers’ 11 million customers exclusive access to its 23,000 budget properties in 6,000 destinations.


 The system allows customers to secure their booking online by paying a 10% deposit with the balance paid on arrival. Hostelworld also offers photos and property descriptions.


Yvonne Finlay, Hostelworld.com group partnerships manager, said: “Hostelworld.com offers a highly profitable ancillary revenue stream for low cost airlines worldwide.


We provide the ideal solution for people looking to travel on a budget, this coupled with Ukraine Airlines and Aerolíneas Argentinas’ extensive cost effective flights will help drive down the cost of travel for millions of travelers worldwide”.


 The South American market is in significant growth for Hostelworld.com and the Ukraine is an emerging market with further growth expected.


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