Finbat.ma and Fiesta PMS join the eRevMax Partner Ecosystem

Agoda promotes its GoLocal program to RateTiger hotel users

As travel reopens across different geographies, domestic travel is on the rise. At present hotel occupancy is driven by staycations, drive-in and local travelers. This is the time for hoteliers to evaluate their online distribution mix and capitalize on the local channels. The ground rule of working with any distribution/sales channel is to ensure that you keep your hotel listing up-to-date to give a true picture to the guests. Knowing the right channels that bring business to your city is a key and being connected to them is very important to increase your hotel’s presence online.

Here are some of our newly connected channel and tech partners leading in their specific markets. Get in touch if you are looking to expand your distribution connectivity and wish to connect to any of our 400+ OTA and PMS channel network.


Finbat.ma

If you are looking to connect to a regional OTA in Morocco, Finbat.ma can be a good bet. Offering a variety of accommodation across Morocco, this channel attracts bookings both from native and international travellers and is focused on providing high-quality service and a great travel experience. If you have a hotel in Morocco, get your property listed with Finbat.ma to attract domestic bookings in your city.

Agoda GoLocal

With domestic bookings becoming the key revenue generator, Agoda GoLocal program could be beneficial for your property. Through a multi-platform marketing campaign, Agoda aims to generate more demand and bookings for your property from travellers in your country. Simply offer domestic customers an additional 10% discount on top of existing channel discount. Contact us today for more details.

FiestaPMS

Our newest PMS partner, Fiesta Technologies, is a popular technology provider in Philippines. It offers a wide range of features and functionalities for full-service hotels and chains, as well as independent properties. Known for its user-friendly interface and quick support response time, Fiesta can be a great partner for your property. If you are looking for a PMS provider, get in touch with us today.

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The Week, That Was – Sep 2020 Week 1

In five minutes or less, keep track of the most important news of the week, curated just for you. We present to you hand – picked news on latest industry perspectives and some general updates. Read on!!

eRevMax expands connectivity offering in Europe with Veturis Travel

Travel technology leader eRevMax announced it has completed integration with one of Europe’s fastest growing travel wholesalers, Veturis Travel. The seamless connectivity will facilitate real-time data transfer between hotels and the bed bank through RateTiger and LiveOS platform and help in expanding its direct contacts with accommodation providers.

https://www.erevmax.com/ratetiger-news/ratetiger-news-archive/sep2020-erevmax-expands-connectivity-offering-europe-veturis-travel.html

What today’s travelers want in their accommodations

Of the 9 in 10 travelers who would be comfortable booking accommodations for a leisure trip in September or October, travelers are most comfortable staying in a vacation rental (31%), followed by chain hotels (28%), and resorts (15%), according to new Expedia data.

https://blog.advertising.expedia.com/vacation-accommodations-traveler-preference-trends

The state of group travel

The year 2020 was supposed to be a good year for the roughly 150 member brands of the USTOA. Nearly half were forecasting a “boom year,” with growth of at least 7% to 10%

https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/tripideas/group-travel-companies-are-still-a-thing-how/ar-BB18ELys

Hoteliers plan for a budget season unlike any other

As the pandemic has thrown off expectations for most of 2020 and limited the usefulness of historical data to guide the process, hoteliers are saying setting a budget for 2021 is a completely new experience.

https://hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/304207/Hoteliers-plan-for-a-budget-season-unlike-any-other

Pricing principles to maximize hotel revenue during COVID-19

The sudden demise of travel demand on a global scale is an opportunity for your hotel to switch to dynamic pricing if you were not already doing so. Here are some things to consider when setting rates in the current market.

Monitor your competitor’s price movement with #RateTiger Shopper  – marketing@erevmax.com

https://www.phocuswire.com/hotel-pricing-principles-vikram-singh-opinion

How travel will be bought and sold in August 2021

Brand loyalty will be a more critical factor in future travel decisions than ever before, and experts predict an upside for direct bookings for travelers who are looking at brands that provided assurances about safety and health protocols.

https://www.travelweekly.com/Arnie-Weissmann/How-travel-will-be-bought-and-sold-in-August-2021-Part-2?

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The Week, That Was – July 2020 Week 1

In five minutes or less, keep track of the most important news of the week, curated just for you. We present to you hand – picked news on latest industry perspectives and some general updates. Read on!!

WinqBid partners with eRevMax to make its hotel booking app available to hoteliers worldwide

WinqBid has launched a special Covid-19 Heroes Appreciation Program wherein they bring hotels the opportunity to offer much needed Rewards & Recognition to health care workers and emergency first responders. Through this program, RateTiger hotels can participate and offer a free room night to first responders, which in turn may lead to paid bookings if the guest chooses to book multiple room nights.

https://www.erevmax.com/ratetiger-news/ratetiger-news-archive/june2020-erevmax-winqbid-partners-with-erevmax.html

Bloomberg invited Airbnb, Carnival and Leading Hotels of the World to discuss what’s next

Will the world start traveling again at the same pace, or will businesses discover the merits of virtual convening? Will the sharing economy ever fully recover?

Watch the video – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2020-07-01/grounded-the-future-of-travel-video

Southeast Asia to become preferred destination for Chinese travelers in 2021.

With IATA not expecting air travel to return to pre-COVID-19 levels until 2023, China looks to extend its dominance over Thailand’s and Bali’s tourism market.

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Travel-Leisure/Can-soaring-Chinese-arrivals-save-Bali-s-tourism-market

Rebuilding Hospitality for the New World

With reopening of travel, it is important that we ensure ways and means to keep employees and guests safe. This blog post sets out a plan for hoteliers to help them rebuild their business and attract more travellers.

https://www.erevmax.com/blog/index.php/2020/07/rebuilding-hospitality-for-the-new-world/

Facebook study shows how social media may influence our vacation behavior

Facebook scientists want to know more about what vacation snaps could reveal about travel behavior and the world’s most popular locations – and they’ve trained an A.I. trained on some 58,000 geo-tagged photos to help do so.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/news/facebook-study-vacation-images/

 Travel agents cautious of selling summer 2020.

Agents are taking a cautious approach to selling holidays this summer, with some refusing new bookings until there is more clarity on travel corridors and in-resort operations.

https://travelweekly.co.uk/articles/376944/travel-agents-cautious-of-selling-summer-2020

Phishing attack targets hospitality industry.

With close to 100,000 customers worldwide between Mailgun and SendGrid, it’s no surprise that attackers would setup a fake login attack campaign targeting customers (and likely those that aren’t customers but could be susceptible to social engineering).

https://ironscales.com/blog/Fake-Login-Attack-Spoof-Two-Leading-Email-Delivery-Service-Providers/

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The Week, That Was – June 2020 Week 4

In five minutes or less, keep track of the most important news of the week, curated just for you. We present to you hand – picked news on latest industry perspectives and some general updates. Read on!!

Hotel recovery can only go so far without group bookings

Group business and convention travel do more than contribute to a hotel’s occupancy and revenue per room figures. These types of bookings also fuel profitability in an array of revenue streams and amenities at a property.

https://news.yahoo.com/convention-plateau-hotel-recovery-only-120035108.html

UK’s hotels and restaurants will reopen on July 4

Hotels, holiday apartments, caravan parks and campsites will be allowed to operate, as long as shared facilities are kept clean.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/23/travel-news-air-bridges-uk-quarantine-portugal-spain-greece/

Inviting hoteliers to share their opinions for Hotel Sentiment Survey

The travel and hospitality industry globally have faced unprecedented impact due to the coronavirus pandemic which has adversely affected hotel revenue, occupancy and ADR. eRevMax is conducting a short survey to understand the challenges you and your business are facing. The survey results will be published and made available to all participants, and will provide a reflection of the hotel sentiment and an understanding of where we are moving as an industry. Share your valuable inputs through this 2-min survey –

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/hotelsentimentsurvey2020

Knowing your hotel channel manager in the post COVID world

With the easing of lockdown in many parts of the world, travel and hospitality businesses are starting to open up. As more people start to venture out, hotels need to be ready to attract these travelers. As per recent reports, travel related online searches are picking up. With the shortening of booking windows and increase in domestic short haul holiday bookings, hoteliers need to have their distribution strategies in place. The need of the hour is to connect to the right channels and manage them effectively.

Find out how your channel manager and connectivity provider plays a key role in current circumstances – https://lnkd.in/dBdn7vT

Pricing tactics vary by sector as consumers return to travel

As the travel industry slowly and erratically reopens, some airlines and hotels, as expected, have begun slashing rates to lure travelers back to their struggling businesses.

https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Tour-Operators/Pricing-tactics-vary-by-sector-as-consumers-return-to-travel

 Trip.com joins Google to launch Travel Trends Report.

The report provides a detailed snapshot of how consumers are responding to the evolving dynamics within the travel industry, as well as the expected trends for travel over the coming months.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tripcom-group-joins-google-to-launch-travel-trends-report-301081707.html

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The Week, That Was – October 2019 Week 3

In five minutes or less, keep track of the most important news of the week, curated just for you. We present to you hand – picked news on latest industry perspectives and some general updates. Read on!!

Openhotelier completes technical integration with eRevMax

With online sales growing at a fast pace in Maldives, hoteliers can benefit from such integrations as it offers them more distribution options directly from their Frontdesk PMS. This partnership is aimed at creating a frictionless environment offering hoteliers end-to-end solutions for their online distribution and connectivity needs to attract more guests.

https://bit.ly/2BfRHZY

Accor and Expedia believe there’s a path to save the hotel-OTA relationship

On a panel at the WiT Singapore 2019 Main Stage, Louise Daley, deputy CEO for Accor in Asia Pacific, and Melissa Maher, senior vice president for marketing and innovation at the Expedia Group, entered diplomatic talks about how the hotel-OTA relationship should really function and what will it take for both sides to come out as winners.

https://www.phocuswire.com/Accor-Expedia-Group-online-travel-agency

How to Increase Bookings from Hotel Booking Website?

It is important for hospitality business to have a brand website of their own as it has a strong digital identity to attract maximum visitors. When you are building a website for your hotel property, here are some important factors that hoteliers need to take into account. Read more –

https://www.erevmax.com/blog/index.php/2019/10/how-to-increase-bookings-from-hotel-booking-website/

OTAs in prime position to benefit from rising APAC internet penetration

Internet penetration in APAC is expected to breach the 50% mark and continue growing as it overtakes the US. Results of joint research from travel data co-operative Sojern and Phocuswright involving a survey of 5,782 online travel customers from seven countries was recently presented at the event – read further for the findings.

https://www.travolution.com/articles/112894/web-in-travel-otas-in-prime-position-to-benefit-from-rising-apac-internet-penetration

Chinese tourism growth slows as overseas travel loses its luster

Chinese tourist sites received 782 million visits during the holiday, up well over 7% from last year’s 726 million, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. But that’s slower than reported growth of more than 9% in 2018, and down from a 10% increase in 2017.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/09/chinese-tourism-growth-slows-as-overseas-travel-loses-its-luster.html

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A playground where children’s creativity can run wild

At eRevMax, we follow the saying, ‘work hard, play harder’ and we apply this motto to our CSR initiatives as well. Every school needs a playground, an essential component of a child’s school experience. With this thought in mind, and with the generous help of our colleague Mr. Josef Lapka, his lovely wife Ruth and beautiful daughters – Evelina & Aurelia, who helped raise the required funds, the eRevMax CSR team will get a playground constructed for our beneficiary – Hatgacha Primary School in West Bengal, India.

As they say – Do a little more than you’re paid to. Give a little more than you have to”this fund-raising initiative reposed our faith in people’s kindness as we witnessed donations coming from different countries for this project.

The school playground will help engage children’s imaginations and playful spirits and provide them with a place to further develop their cognitive, social, emotional and physical aptitudes.

Team eRevMax along with Josef and his family visited the Hatgacha Primary School this week for the foundation stone laying ceremony for the playground. The overwhelmed teachers and students showed their gratitude by putting up a cultural program – the students put up brilliant performances – they danced, sang and recited poems, which gave a glimpse of the Bengali culture to our esteemed guests.

A special mention for Evelina, Aurelia and Whitstable Junior School, UK – who prepared a hand-crafted book with pictures of students, what they do in school, subjects they learn, experiments they do etc. This thoughtful gesture really overwhelmed us all – it was like a mini cultural exchange program to help Hatgacha students get a wider world view. In addition, Whitstable also donated play equipments like football and jumbo badminton racquets among other things.

Overall, a successful day that was spent well in giving shape to a noble cause. And big shout out to everyone involved for their incredible support and dedication in making this happen. We will continue to spread joy and happiness through our initiatives, and we hope you will join us do the same!

The Week, That Was – May 2019 Week 2

In five minutes or less, keep track of the most important news of the week, curated just for you. We present to you hand – picked news on latest industry perspectives and some general updates. Read on!!

eRevMax expands in Indonesia with new demand partner

Indonesia based Hoterip.com, one of the fastest growing online travel agencies in Asia, has completed two-way XML integration with travel technology specialist eRevMax to offer online channel management and reservation delivery solution to its growing base of hotel customers. The seamless interface will allow hotels using RateTiger and RTConnect platforms to update rates and availability and receive reservations generated through the channel in real-time

https://www.erevmax.com/ratetiger-news/ratetiger-news-archive/may2019-erevmax-expands-in-indonesia-with-new-demand-partner.html

Online Reviews Still Important But Craze is Slowing Down

Revinate published their 2019 Global Hotel Reputation Benchmark Report, filled with insights to help travel marketers compare and optimize their own online reputation management approach. Google gas overtaken Booking in the #1 position, as both sites are now dominating the field, with TripAdvisor coming in as distant third. While 74% of reviews were posted on four sites in 2017, a greater percentage is now contentrated in only the top 3 – Google, Booking and TripAdvisor.

https://fredericgonzalo.com/en/2019/04/10/online-reviews-still-important-but-craze-is-slowing-down/

Hotel industry has to invest more in technology

For some, the hotel industry requires a fundamentally different notion to how it sells and packages merchandise, physical goods and experiences.

http://hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/295159/Hotel-tech-execs-call-for-industry-to-invest-partner

Customer loyalty in a hyper-segmented hotel landscape

While many hotel branding companies have recently announced reforms in their rewards structures, their programs are still primarily based on a point redemption system.

https://www.hotel-online.com/press_releases/release/customer-loyalty-in-a-hyper-segmented-hotel-landscape#When:18:20:44Z

Webinar: Drive loyalty through a personalized journey

In this webinar, experts from leading hospitality and hotel tech companies will share their insights and strategies on how to enhance customer loyalty.

https://try.traveltripper.com/celebrate-and-nurture-your-guests-webinar/?utm_source=hotelmarketing&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=nurture-your-guest-webinar&utm_content=landing-page

What impact Airbnb might have on the hotel industry in another recession

In 2008, Airbnb was only just launching and really wasn’t a major player, however things may be a little different the next time around, as consumers booking habits have changed and their accommodation preferences have evolved.

https://www.kalibrilabs.com/demystifying-distribution/2019/5/7/what-impact-might-airbnb-have-on-the-hotel-industry-in-another-recession/?ref=hotelmarketing_com

Corporate travel: Sabre survey reveals trends shaping booking behaviour in Asia Pacific

Sabre reveals the results of a survey that compiles insight from over 70 corporate travel management companies (TMCs) from across Asia Pacific, revealing the latest trends in terms of regional bookings.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sabre-corporate-travel-survey-reveals-trends-shaping-booking-behavior-in-asia-pacific-300843880.html

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The Week, That Was – April 2019 Week 4

In five minutes or less, keep track of the most important news of the week, curated just for you. We present to you hand – picked news on latest industry perspectives and some general updates. Read on!!

Upscale hotel in Dubai recommends RateTiger, powered by LiveOS

Dubai based Golden Tulip Media Hotel, has recommended eRevMax distribution solutions for smooth and seamless connectivity with all its online sales channels. The property, which has been using RTConnect – the XML gateway for online distribution, has increased its market penetration resulting in revenue and occupancy growth.

https://www.erevmax.com/ratetiger-news/ratetiger-news-archive/apr2019-erevmax-upscale-hotel-dubai-recommends-ratetiger.html

 

Top Tech Trends for Driving Your Hotel Revenue

With the constant evolution of technology and new trends coming and going, its important for hotels to keep a track of what is happening around them. Knowing the impact of new technology and how it can affect revenue is key to running any business successfully today. The same applies to the travel and hospitality sector which is one of the most dynamic industries today. Given the huge dependence on guest behavior, hoteliers need to know how to influence key decision makers and be visible at every key touch point. Here are some upcoming trends that we feel will have an impact on the industry and hoteliers should take notice and prepare well in advance.

https://www.erevmax.com/blog/index.php/2019/05/top-tech-trends-for-driving-your-hotel-revenue/

Behind Airbnb’s bet on show business to hook travelers

Airbnb has ambitions to develop a slate of original shows to whet customers’ appetite for travel. The strategy is crucial for the company, which is privately valued at $31 billion and is gearing up for an initial public offering of stock expected next year.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbnb-hollywood-exclusive/exclusive-behind-airbnbs-bet-on-show-business-to-hook-travelers-idUSKCN1S014P?il=0

Oracle: Mobile is key to boosting hotel guest experiences

A whopping 91 percent of hotel executives surveyed by Oracle said mobile technologies are critical to improving guest experience and cultivating loyalty. But only 69 percent were confident in their organization’s ability to adopt and deliver those mobile experiences.

https://www.oracle.com/corporate/pressrelease/mobile-is-key-to-boosting-guest-experiences-042319.html

 Google updates qualified rates in hotel ads on desktop

A qualified rate is a type of fenced rate that is shown to the user when a reduced loyalty program price is available through the property’s official site.

Google’s newest desktop user interface features the caption “GET PRICE” in all-caps, a larger font size, and in an eye-catching traffic-light green color.

https://koddi.com/qualified-rates-update-google-hotel-ads/

 Google’s Touring Bird plots big expansion of tours and activities service

Touring Bird is expanding its coverage of tours and activities in cities around the world by a magnitude of 10X.

The massive jump from its official launch number of 20 in September 2018 to 200 this week comes almost a year to the day since the Google Area 120-run search engine was first tested in the open market.

https://www.phocuswire.com/Touring-Bird-expands-200

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How to Boost Hotel’s Repeat Business – 6 Steps to Follow

This blog elucidates the 6 hacks that can help hotel owners to build and cement a strong guest-host relationship. Read on to find out more!

Hotel businesses can be intriguing and filled with challenges – whether in good or bad times. When there is low occupancy, you need to pamper your guests well, so that they come back again and you can get more customers. When your hotel is filled choc-a-block, you need to ensure that the requirements and requests of each guest is taken care of. Here are 6 steps to help you boost the repeat business of your hotel.

Offer airport pick-up at night to -female guests

If you have female guests coming to your hotel for the first time, you can make the journey safer for them by offering airport pick-up at night. This can be especially useful if they are not familiar with the city, and are coming in for the first time. Direct airport to hotel transfer during the night can be very useful for them.

Focus on add-ons

Additional services and extras can make a big difference. You can focus on their needs for relaxation, such as a selection of coffee and tea and various other refreshments, and also famous books and magazines. Keep devices like powerful dryers, curlers and hair straighteners, and other useful items such as nail polish remover, nail polish, makeup, exercise / meditation mat and more.

Offer luxurious items

Try to offer items of luxury that can make your guests feel as if they are given a royalty or celeb treatment. The luxurious stuffs can include duvets, sheets, bedding, night table, full-length mirror etc. along with aromatic towels, bathrobes, branded toileteries and more. These things can serve to heighten your guest experience without you spending a lot of money.

Pay attention to details

Train your staffs to take care of even the smallest details, such as dietary preferences – and having gluten-free and vegan options, knowing about food allergies of guests and more. All these can make your guests feel more relaxed.

Have a manned 24/7 front desk

Implement various security measures, including having a manned 24-hour front desk – so that guests can always connect to someone for anything they might need during their stay.

Have Women-only floors

This can make female travelers rest easy, and ensure repeat business from female customers for your hotel.

The Week, That Was – April 2019 Week 3

In five minutes or less, keep track of the most important news of the week, curated just for you. We present to you hand – picked news on latest industry perspectives and some general updates. Read on!!

How to Boost Hotel’s Repeat Business – 7 Steps to Follow

Hotel businesses can be intriguing and filled with challenges – whether in bad or good times. When there is high vacancy, you need to pamper your guests well, so that they come back again and you can get more customers. When your hotel is filled chock-a-block, you need to ensure that the requirements and requests of each guest are cared for in a proper way. Here are 7 steps to help you boost the repeat business of your hotel.

How to Boost Hotel’s Repeat Business – 6 Steps to Follow

eRevMax announces strategic partnership with Kuwaiti technology provider EEMC

Kuwait based hospitality solution developer EEMC has partnered with leading hotel connectivityprovider, eRevMax to deliver advanced channel management solutions to its hotel customers. eRevMax has signed an agreement with the company making them an official sales representative of RateTiger, the award-winning integrated channel manager, rate intelligence and connectivity solution for hotels.

https://bit.ly/2vbmdRG

The 2019 Hotel Reputation Benchmark Report

Now in its fourth year, the barometer analyzed 427 million online guest reviews from 140,000 properties across 200 countries over the past two years.

https://www.revinate.com/blog/the-2019-hotel-reputation-benchmark-report-is-here/

Airbnb leads $160 million investment in hospitality startup Lyric

The fresh capital brings Lyric’s total raised to $185 million, and will be used to expand its operations and support the buildout of its technology and data platform.

https://venturebeat.com/2019/04/17/airbnb-leads-150-million-investment-in-real-estate-and-hospitality-startup-lyric/

Four things to understand about your hotel data

When it comes to analyzing big data to understand guests and increase direct bookings, there are four key learnings that will help hoteliers compete with the big budgets of OTAs.

https://bit.ly/2UplINW

How to target today’s tech-savvy travelers

Customer segmentation is an efficient marketing tool, but it won’t deliver long-term sales results. Capturing attention and share of wallet from today’s tech-savvy travelers requires a more personalized approach.

http://hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/294641/How-to-target-todays-tech-savvy-travelers

The future of the hotel CRS

For many CRS companies, the “direct distribution” application is the booking engine. Period. Rate plans and availability from the CRS are distributed to the booking engine in the same way they’re sent to third-party distributors.

https://www.traveltripper.com/blog/the-future-of-the-crs/

Expedia research finds price and guest rating gazump brand in hotel selection

Expedia Group and Unabashed Research have released a study that shows price and guest ratings are more important than brand value when it comes to hotel property selection.

The study of more than 900 consumers shows that independent hotels can more effectively compete today with their branded competition

https://www.travolution.com/articles/110976/expedia-research-finds-price-and-guest-rating-gazump-brand-in-hotel-selection

 

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