The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) has today announced Yalago as their most recent associate member. Yalago is a global leisure bedbank that is part of the Emirates Group.
Key to Yalago’s ongoing growth is their dedicated business to business (B2B) approach that is set to expand across the Australasia region.
CATO Managing Director, Brett Jardine confirmed Yalago’s willingness to expand into Australasia through tour operators was a sign of confidence in the quality of CATO’s membership whilst at the same time said “CATO Members would benefit from ongoing technology advancements when working with organisations that have the ability to deliver cutting edge systems.”
Business Development Manager Australasia for Yalago, Virginie Michaud said “As a global leisure bedbank we contract over 12,000 hotels directly, offering volume-driven rates and availability in selected properties throughout the year, to Tour Operators across the world. These rates are negotiated by a dedicated team of over 70 contractors and made available to tour operators through direct connectivity to Yalago’s state-of –the-art online reservations system.”
Michaud will be in Australia early 2019 to speak directly with CATO Members.