The Royal Senchi Hotel & Resort, a luxury property in Ghana has recommended RateTiger for streamlining online distribution. The hotel has experienced significant improvement in their operational efficiency leveraging RateTiger’s cloud based channel manager and on-demand shopping tool.
Located in Akosombo, a resort town near Ghanaian capital Accra, the The Royal Senchi Hotel & Resort, with its 84 rooms, caters to primarily leisure tourists. eRevMax’s XML connectivity with global and regional OTAs, GDSs and Metas have made it possible for the revenue management team to manage their OTAs, GDS and booking engine from LiveOS dashboard.
“It was easy when we’re handling just the booking engine. The real challenge came when we signed up with several OTAs – updating multiple extranets and consolidating reports from these channels manually was time-taking and taking a toll on our efficiency. RateTiger by eRevMax has solved it all. With just one entry I can update all OTAs simultaneously from the dashboard. It also gives me the data I want at one go with a simple click,” said Bennett Attakorah, Rooms Division Manager, The Royal Senchi Hotel & Resort.
“Providing hotels with stable connectivity remained our priority for the last 17 years. RateTiger and LiveOS have been built with a vision to make online sales simpler for hotels, and this recommendation is a testimony to that,” said Ram Mohan Dubey, Regional Sales Director, eRevMax.
Abasto Hotel Buenos Aires, a property in Argentinian capital, has improved its online sales by over 80% leveraging eRevMax‘s gold standard of connectivity with leading OTAs. The Buenos Aires based property has been using RateTiger Channel Manager for online distribution and managing rates and inventory across its connected OTAs since 2012.
A family-friendly property with 126 rooms, Abasto Hotel is located in the historical district, just steps from Museo de los Ninos and Abasto Shopping Center and caters to upmarket business and leisure travellers. RateTiger’s seamless connectivity with global and regional OTAs as well as metasearch sites allows Abasto Hotel to be visible in all relevant sales channels for maximum exposure.
“In the past 4-5 years, we have seen our online revenue grow 65% with an 80% increase in OTA sales. We have experienced an overall growth in business and our occupancy have gone up despite the macro-economic factors,” said Silvina Donvito, Revenue Manager at Abasto Hotel Buenos Aires.
“RateTiger is more than just a hotel channel manager. It’s a powerful tool that makes connectivity simple and hassle free. The stable and secure connections help in making immediate rate and inventory updates across all channels while also delivering bookings back into the system. Further, the 24×7 support makes it very convenient as we can go to them whenever with the smallest of query and they are always happy to help,” concluded Silvina.
The Argentinian hotel market is characterized by regional operators that have a strong position. With supply of rooms outpacing demand, online channels have emerged as an important revenue source for hoteliers. Abasto Hotel, with 15 OTAs in its distribution mix, has been able to improve its occupancy to 85%, about 20 points more than the industry average in Buenos Aires. This has resulted in an increase in RevPAR and profitability, with the help of RateTiger Channel Manager.
To celebrate hitting an important milestone in eRevMax history – serving 7000 happy customers – the company attended the 2013 World Travel Market event in London to show exactly why they’re considered a world leader in channel and distribution management. With help from their approved channel ecosystem which includes Agoda, GTA, and Russian-based Ostrovok, eRevMax used this opportunity to show how the popular RateTiger software has evolved and become flexible and diverse enough to meet the needs not only of independent hoteliers but also of mid-market hotel groups and large, global hotel chains. The event took place between 4th and 7th November at ExCeL Docklands.
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Indian-based OTA Cleartrip has recently completed two-way integration with eRevMax, becoming one of the company’s certified distributors, and certainly one of the biggest within the Indian Subcontinent. This integration means that Cleartrip’s 113,000 (and growing) hotel users across the globe now be able to gain access to broader products and more availability that allows for increased rate parity, real time availability updates, and increased visibility not just within India but throughout the world. The integration comes as OTAs are beginning to notice new trends within the travel industry, and seek solutions to meet demand. Cleartrip Director Amit Taneja reports that Indian travellers are now looking for ‘competitive rates, exhaustive choices, room availability and last minute deals’ above all else.
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Global travel services provider Transhotel has joined the eRevMax Channel Ecosystem – a collection of certified demand partners having two way XML connection pre-configured for rate, inventory and reservation distribution to help hotels take online sales to the next level.
Transhotel, which collaborates with 78,800 travel agencies and offers a portfolio of more than 60,000 hotels internationally, will be a great platform for eRevMax’s hotel clients looking to expand their visibility by promoting inventory globally and creating incremental business opportunities.
“This integration will enable eRevMax hotel users to process rate and inventory updates via the advanced XML interface transferring data in real-time, while also receiving reservation data generated from the Transhotel extranet. The seamless connectivity aims at enhancing data flow, which will greatly reduce time to market, thereby helping hotels place immediate updates depending on the latest market scenario. This will further help hotels to continuously generate incremental and guaranteed business through RateTiger updates,” said Natalia Fernández, Chief Contracting & Product Officer at Transhotel.
The hotel channel management specialist has been developing its distribution network to offer advanced connections to RateTiger and Connect enterprise platform users. eRevMax aims to help industry partners better match supply with relevant demand in a timely manner thereby creating new business opportunities.
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Leading B2B International wholesaler Jumbo Tours has enhanced its distribution technologies following a two-way direct XML integration with eRevMax for its brands Jumbonline and Jumbobeds. “Thanks to the direct connectivity, many more hotels have migrated to the XML. Since we completed our 2-way XML connection, the bookings in eRevMax distributed properties have increased by over 21%. As a result we have achieved a huge improvement in our sales and distribution targets.” said Franco Bracotto, eBusiness Director of Jumbo Tours Group.
The improved data flow now offers better room package promotion planning and distribution on Jumbonline and Jumbobeds. Hotels can leverage Jumbo Tours for improving market reach as the travel site offers services to tour operators from around the world and has a turnover forecast of over 1,800,000 passengers for 2013 with its brands Jumbonline and Jumbobeds.
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