HELLOWORLD has increased its 2023 fiscal year guidance for underlying EBITDA for the full year to $42-$45 million, comparing to an underlying EBITDA loss of $10.6 million in the previous year.
TTV should also exceed $2.56 billion for the full year, Helloworld said, up from the previous year by 138%, as Australian leisure demand continues to hold up strongly.
Helloworld is continuing to control its costs and deliver improving EBITDA to revenue margin outcomes, with all of the company’s geographic segments now running profitably.
Inbound arrivals to Australia continue to improve from other western markets, while demand across traditional Asian markets remains slow, Helloworld noted.
This traditional demand improve significantly next year, it added.
Cruise capacity also continues to increase for Helloworld, with bookings for this sector now being taken through to the end of next year and early 2025.
Helloworld’s B2B hotel booking engine Ready Rooms has also expanded its product range, and is expected to double its TTV in the next fiscal year.
The company’s shareholders also unanimously approved the acquisition of Express Travel Group last week, which is expected to complete shortly.
The acquisition is expected to add additional underlying EBITDA of $11-$12 million next fiscal year.