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St Christopher’s & Mad Monkey Hostels Announce Marketing Partnership aimed at increasing direct bookings

17th August 2018

Two leading hostel operators partner to drive direct bookings

St Christopher’s Inns hostels, one of the largest hostel companies in Europe operated by the Beds & Bars Group, with over 20 operating locations in 11 countries and Mad Monkey Hostels, one of the largest hostel companies in Asia with 10 operating locations in 4 countries, today announced a joint marketing partnership. This partnership will see the both parties promote each others properties world-wide and collaborate on various marketing initiatives to increase direct bookings in their customer supply chains.

St Christopher’s customers will benefit from exclusive discounts and special rates at all Mad Monkey Hostels in Asia & Australia and Mad Monkey customers will benefit from special rates and offers at St Christopher’s hostels located across the best cities in Europe.

The two will also be collaborating with content and social media communications to their growing customer base including regular content swaps. Employees of the two hostel companies will also benefit from special staff discounts at each others properties.

The partnership is aimed at strengthening both companies growing direct sales channels and providing customers significant added value when they make a direct booking.

Murray Roberts, Managing Director of St Christopher’s Inns at Beds & Bars stated

“This deal will allow Mad Monkey’s half a million customers a year to get discount breaks at our hostels in Europe that are not available through other channels.

With Asian customers becoming a growing percentage of our customer base and with Mad Monkeys leadership position in Asia, this agreement helps us extend our direct reach to qualified customers that want to enjoy the best and most social hostel experience possible during their European travels.”

Steve Vaile, Chairman of Mad Monkey Hostels stated, “We want to provide the customer with the best value when booking direct, the partnership with St Christopher’s provides our customers with instantly discounted stays in what we consider to be the best hostels in Europe.

St Christopher’s hostels have an amazing social atmosphere and offer an excellent food and beverage experience; they are also a socially responsible business and have a great impact in their communities, that is what our customers are looking for and we are confident that any Mad Monkey customer will love staying at St Christopher’s and vice versa.”

Existing Mad Monkey customers can utilise the discounts now by clicking here.

About St Christopher’s Inns

St Christopher’s Inns are 21 of Europe’s best party hostels in Europe’s best cities, owned by Beds and Bars. A place for backpackers to meet new people, make new memories and discover what every city and culture has to offer. You’ll find our award-winning hostels and Belushi’s backpacker bars in the most popular and liveliest cities across the UK & Europe including London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Cardiff, Bruges, Prague, Edinburgh, Bath and Newquay.

About Mad Monkey

Mad Monkey Hostels is one of the largest youth travel operators and providers of accommodation and adventure tourism services in Asia. Established in 2011 in Phnom Penh, the company has quickly grown by 45% CAGR each year and is now present in six countries with 10 properties and 7 properties in development.

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About the Author

Mad Monkey is Southeast Asia’s leading hostel operator — born in Cambodia with more properties in Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Laos, and the Philippines. We pride ourselves in creating meaningful and sustainable travel experiences for our guests, whilst promoting socially responsible tourism.