For the fifth consecutive year we have exhibited at this leading industry event. This year saw an increase of delegates by 10% on 2009, a larger excel centre and a completely new layout. Our brand new position within Global Village and a slightly larger stand put us in a prime location close to the Travel Technology area.
The Tiger team of 20 representatives walked the halls to meet hoteliers from all parts of the world accounting for over 150 pre-arranged meetings. Attendees were RateTiger branded with our annual sponsor of the lanyards for the name badges raising the visibility of our attendance throughout the venue.
With our new position on stand GV545 we had much more room and seating to accommodate hoteliers who wanted to discuss products and services or be given a demonstration of our RTSuite product line. Our exhibit was buzzing from the moment the doors opened to the moment they closed with Tiger Time being an effective end of day event. We ran a prize draw to win a very large tiger with people stuffing their business cards in the box to get their hands on the spectacular beast.
Visitors were very keen to get their eyes on the new guest review management tool that had been launched just a few days prior to WTM. RTSuite Review received a lot of interest over the four days; this was spurred by the fact that guest reviews online was the year’s hottest topic, with TripAdvisor stealing numerous large crowds for their presentations and discussions.
The team came away with successful smiles on their faces but with very tired eyes. Now it’s time to prepare for the next largest event – ITB Berlin.
The BAHA Conference and IT Exhibit is a one-day annual conference of BAHA which is the UK’s leading educational organisation for professionals involved in financial management, revenue management and IT within the hospitality industry. British and international delegates attend to get an informed and cutting-edge view from an international line-up of inspirational experts, all recognised and respected in their own field, about the latest key financial, revenue and IT management issues and developments.
Another first for RateTiger with a very encouraging experience. The event had a high quality of hotel delegates comprising of Revenue Managers, Group Revenue Managers, Managing Directors, Financial Controllers, and IT Directors which made it a perfect audience for RateTiger. There were approximately 22 exhibitors (including IDEAS, Easy RMS, Rubicon, and XN) and 450 delegates.
The delegates received us very well due to the relevant content of some of the workshops and it gave us a great networking opportunity especially for small to medium sized groups.
This event has excellent potential especially as the organization repositions itself beyond accounts to include financial and revenue managers providing interesting and educational sessions on revenue management and channel management techniques
Casey Davy – Sales Manager UK
John Seaton – Sales Manager Global