Indonesian luxury villa improves online revenue with RateTiger

Black Penny Villas Ubud recommends Channel Manager and Shopper to optimize distribution

 Black Penny Villas, a boutique luxury property in Bali, has improved its online sales with eRevMax solutions. The property has experienced significant improvement in their operational efficiency leveraging RateTiger’s cloud based channel manager and on-demand shopping tool.

Ubud, in the uplands of Bali, is a popular destination for luxury travelers. Black Penny Villas, with its 10 units, have been leveraging eRevMax’s XML connectivity with global and regional OTAs, and niche channels. Hosted on LiveOS, RateTiger’s pool inventory model allows the revenue management team to continuously distribute its live rates and inventory to multiple booking channels and deliver updates back into its property management system (PMS) in real-time, without worrying about overbooking. The in-built booking trends and business analytics data combined with competitor benchmarking reports give them key market insights to make informed decision.

We have been extensively using the Benchmarking Report to maintain parity rate across all OTAs. This coupled with real-time rate and availability on sales channels have resulted in better room production,” said Dewa Buda, Corporate Ecommerce Manager, Black Penny Villas Ubud.

This recommendation is a testimony to our commitment to make online distribution management easy for hoteliers. We have invested in building stable connectivity with over 400 OTAs and technology providers. Our solutions simplify operations, improve efficiencies and give hoteliers time to focus on strategy,said Mohnish Singh, Regional Sales Manager, eRevMax.

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Pegipegi completes 2-way integration with eRevMax


Pegipegi
, one of the most popular online travel agencies in Indonesia, has completed 2-way integration with eRevMax. The seamless interface will allow hotels using RateTiger and RTConnect platforms to update rate and availabilities and receive reservations generated through the channel in real-time.


“As an OTA providing Hotel, Flight and Train booking services, Pegipegi always strive to provide the best service not only for our customers, but also for our partners. Through our co-operation with eRevMax, we try to provide convenience for our hotel partners to be more practical in uploading their room availability, price, and facilities in Pegipegi,” Ryan Kartawidjaja, Deputy CEO, Pegipegi.

“At eRevMax, we give utmost importance to provide our hotel customers with a diverse range of superior connectivity options. The integration with Pegipegi allows us to offer hotels with wider selection of leading South East Asian channels to choose from and capitalize on the region’s online travel growth story,” said Ashis Saha, SVP – Project Management, eRevMax. 

Launched in 2012, Pegipegi currently offers more than 7,000 hotels in Indonesia, more than 20,000 flight routes, and more than 1,600 train routes.

Puri Bagus Villa Resorts multiplies online sales with eRevMax – RateTiger

Puri Bagus Villa Resorts, one of the major players on the Bali hospitality landscape, has found the perfect distribution technology partner in eRevMax to boost its online bookings and expand its online presence.
    

“RateTiger provides us with all the major channels to efficiently distribute rates and inventory.  We have enjoyed excellent online sales growth over the past several years with RateTiger as our channel manager.” said Terry Higgins, Director, Sales & Marketing, Puri Bagus Villa Resorts. Indonesian markets are seeing a surge, both in foreign visitors and among nationals, making eRevMax perfectly placed to enable hotels to benefit from the trends.

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ASEAN Tourism Forum 2012

I was at the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) last month. It was the first time I attended the event which was a good experience.

ATF is a cooperative regional effort to promote the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region as one tourist destination. This annual event involves all the tourism industry sectors of the 10 member nations of ASEAN: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Each year ATF is rotated among the member countries. ATF 2012 marked the 31st anniversary since its inauguration in Malaysia in 1981. Indonesia hosted ATF 2012 and I had the pleasure of meeting up with over 300 hoteliers who attended the event along with others from the tourism industry.

The event was dominated by hoteliers from Indonesia; and it was great to meet with them. Topics of conversation revolved around new hotel openings in the region, growth of online distribution as well as new technologies catering to it. The next edition will take place in Laos and we look forward to being there next year.

Michael Atienza is Sales Manager for APAC at eRevMax and is responsible for sales of RateTiger products in the region. He can be reached at michaela@ratetiger.com