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What is a ''Wholesaler''?

Ever wondered what a Wholesaler is? You hear it quite often, but every time you hear the word ''Wholesaler'' you have no clue what it is. Let us explain it to you!

Synonyms for the word Wholesaler: Bedbank 

Wholesalers (or Bedbanks) are companies that close annual contracts with hotels in which they buy hotel rooms in bulk. These rooms are then resold by the wholesaler to third parties such as travel agencies, airlines or booking sites with which the hotel does not have a direct contract. A wholesaler only works business-to-business; this means that they will never sell rooms directly to guests.