Yalago reveals 65% increase in global hotel stays with Latin American travellers in Q1 2023

São Paulo, Brazil 31st March 2023: Yalago, part of the Emirates Group and one of the world’s fastest-growing leisure bed banks, has recorded a 65% increase in hotel bookings from Latin American travellers in 2023 so far.

Reporting on latest trends from across the LATAM region, the wholesale specialist is revealing record-high figures for the number of room nights booked per month by its travellers across Q1 2023, compared to the same timings last year. Currently, travellers from Brazil make up more than 60% of bookings, followed by Argentina.

The top international destinations for travel bookings from the region include Florida, Dubai, Rome, Paris, and London, respectively. The most popular destination – Florida, USA – has seen 68% growth in 2023, driven by bookings to stay within or close to its renowned theme parks. Meanwhile travel from Brazil to Dubai, UAE is trending, a focus for Dubai-based Yalago, which offers a world of exclusive rates and added extras across the UAE’s world-class portfolio of new and established hotels and resorts.

Mikael Hellstrom, Vice President of Sales – Americas at Yalago, commented: “Latin America continues to reflect one of Yalago’s fastest-growing source markets for international, and domestic travel. The region is also growing in popularity with travellers worldwide, seeking to explore more of this part of the world than ever before. The Yalago team is now looking to expand, enhance and enrich their offering in this part of the globe.

“In 2023, Yalago is focused on growing its hotel portfolio with a more extensive range across the Americas, in particular the USA, Brazil and wider Latin American market. This will extend the reach of these properties to a wider global audience. In turn, the company aims to support travellers from this region in exploring more of the world, at more affordable rates.”

Through its industry experience and global partnerships, Yalago aims to support worldwide travel companies in offering an ever-growing hotel portfolio to leisure travellers. Since its inception in 2017, the company has built a strong reputation for its market-leading rates, supporting the travel industry in offering significant savings to customers, with expertise in destinations including the UAE, Indian Ocean – with particularly strong coverage in the Maldives, Florida, Spain, and more, as it continues to build on these destinations, alongside new locations, worldwide.

With a view to further grow its global footprint in 2023, Yalago is establishing and expanding teams in the LATAM market, to increase direct contracting volumes. Already connected to prominent travel platforms across the region, the Yalago team aims to expand this further, maintaining a focus on quality product.

The Yalago team intends to take next steps in connecting with the LATAM market at the major WTM Latin America event taking place 3 - 5 April 2023 in São Paulo, Brasil. Dedicated representatives on behalf of Yalago, alongside its VP of Sales – Americas, Mikael Hellstrom, will be on-hand throughout the event to connect with the industry. To find out more, access www.yalago.com, email sales.support@yalago.com or visit the Yalago team at WTM Latin America 2023.