Friday, November 17, 2017

The Week That Was - November 2017 - 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 partnerships, market performance and some general updates. Read on!!

Expedia Axes Its Price-Matching Guarantee in a Sharp Break From the Past


For years, Expedia.com, the flagship brand of online booking conglomerate Expedia Inc., joined the industry wide practice of claiming that consumers would always get the best prices for travel on its websites and apps. But on October 18, Expedia-branded websites worldwide dropped that long-standing offer.
https://skift.com/2017/10/24/expedia-axes-its-price-matching-guarantee-in-a-sharp-break-from-the-past/



How Booking.com taps AI for hotel bookings

Booking.com's CEO Gillian Tans shares some insights on how the company meets the personalization trend in online commerce with its hotel booking assistance technology.
http://hotelmarketing.com/index.php/content/article/how_booking_taps_ai_for_hotel_bookings

 
METASEARCH IN 2018: 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW


A new Koddi survey gathered opinions from across the industry, collaborating with digital marketers at online travel agencies, digital marketing agencies, hotel suppliers, tech brands and others. The respondents represent many of the largest global brands in the industry, with 65% managing metasearch campaigns for 500 or more hotel properties, with key regional focuses in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.
https://www.koddi.com/metasearch-in-2018-infographic/



OTA big guns on what the future holds for their businesses

Priceline's Glenn Fogel and Expedia's Mark Okerstrom each took a turn on the center stage at Phocuswright to discuss what the future holds for their businesses.
https://www.tnooz.com/article/ota-ceos-on-the-future-for-their-business


Impulse buying an untapped travel market with major potential for

Travel-related impulse buying is an untapped market with major potential for growth, per research revealed in a new Google blog post. More than 60% of U.S. travelers would consider an impulse trip based on a good hotel or flight deal, according to the study that Google conducted with Phocuswright.
https://www.mobilemarketer.com/news/google-60-of-travelers-would-impulse-book-a-trip/510697/

Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Who's who of hospitality technology providers and implementers to float & party aboard Sunborn Yacht during WTM



Hotel technology experts HotelsCombined, Sojern, Travelport, RateTiger & LiveOS have teamed up to host an exclusive yacht party for hoteliers on Tuesday, 7 November 2017 in London. The event, to be held at the Sunborn Yacht Hotel, will bring together peers from the hospitality industry to unwind and network over cocktails.

The event is aimed at providing hoteliers and technology companies an interactive platform to exchange ideas and explore collaboration possibilities. The luxurious Sunborn Yacht Hotel is located right outside the ExCel centre, providing a perfect venue for the networking reception after a busy day at the show.

“We are excited to be organizing a networking reception with some of our key partners. WTM is an important date in the annual calendar for the travel fraternity and it gives us a perfect opportunity to host our clients, partners and prospects, to talk about new technologies and explore collaboration possibilities, and most importantly, spend a fun evening together,” commented Reuel Ghosh, Chief Executive Officer, eRevMax.

eRevMax has been a regular exhibitor at WTM London and will be present at Stand TT550 from 6 – 8 November 2017. For more details about the event, please contact 
marketing@erevmax.com.

Monday, October 30, 2017

eRevMax appoints Gerard Carrie as Chief Operating Officer for LiveOS



Hotel distribution connectivity specialist, eRevMax, today, announced the expansion of its management team by appointing of Gerard Carrie as Chief Operating Officer for LiveOS. A hotel technology veteran with decades of experience and success in sales, Gerard will be responsible for developing and executing strategies to sustain continuing growth of the company’s hospitality operating platform, LiveOS.

The past one year has been a breakthrough period where we have developed superior connectivity with various online channels and Property Management Systems. We have introduced new partners on LiveOS and expanded our footprint in various geographies. The progress of LiveOS has led to the need to have dedicated senior management that will support the scale of the demand for it. Gerard’s proven leadership abilities and enviable track record of successfully implementing large scale sales initiatives means that we are ideally positioned to meet the evolving demands in the hotel connectivity marketplace,” said Reuel Ghosh, Group CEO, eRevMax

“It is a very exciting time to join eRevMax and in fact be back as part of the management team. LIVE OS has been getting great reviews by the industry leaders. The company is in an excellent position to approach new markets with its innovative solutions powered with superior connectivity, and I look forward to playing a role in taking it to the next level of growth,” said Gerard Carrie, COO, LiveOS.

Gerard brings to LiveOS more than 15 years of relevant industry experience in sales and product management portfolios. In his most recent role, he was Vice President for Tourico Holidays overseeing their sales operations in the EMEA region.  Gerard has a prior association with eRevMax, managing the Sales function in the US for around 4 years.  

Team eRevMax will be present at ITB Asia in Singapore from 25 – 27 October 2017 and at WTM London, Stand TT550 from 6 – 8 November. To set up a meeting, contact us on marketing@erevmax.com.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Travel technology leaders invite hoteliers for Hospitality Gossip at Level 57



 

 Organized by eRevMax in association with HealthyHotelier.club & Sojern

eRevMax,
HealthyHotelier.club & Sojern have teamed up to host an exclusive gathering for hoteliers on Thursday, 26th October 2017 in Singapore. The event, to be held at Spago Lounge, Level 57, Marina Bay Sands Singapore will bring together peers from the hospitality industry to unwind and network over cocktails.

The event is aimed at providing hoteliers and technology companies an interactive platform to exchange ideas and explore collaboration possibilities.

Meet Team eRevMax between 25 - 27 October at ITB Asia at Marina Bay Sands.
To join our cocktail reception on 26 October 2017 - Register here

Friday, October 13, 2017

eRevMax to present LIVE OS at ITB Asia in Singapore





Hospitality technology leader, eRevMax will be attending ITB Asia, being held at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, to talk about technology and innovation in travel.

The company’s COO, Yoram Ben-Zvi has been invited to present LIVE OS at the Innovation Travel Tech being hosted by InnoVel on 27 October 2017 at the Knowledge Theatre, Basement 2 at ITB Asia.

“ITB Asia is one of the premier hospitality events and InnoVel, which is hosting the travel technology track, is a new breed of innovation center. LIVE OS is the first hospitality operating system providing hotels a platform to integrate all their tech providers for better control and efficiency of every day operation. LIVE OS has been attracting a lot of interest from hotels and technology partners alike, and will now be showcased at ITB Asia for the first time. We are happy to join forces with brands that focus on innovation for the hospitality industry, putting hoteliers at the centre,” said Yoram Ben-Zvi, Chief Operating Officer, eRevMax.

Meet the team at ITB Asia from 25 – 27 October 2017 - contact marketing@erevmax.com to set up a meeting.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

eRevMax expands meta-search distribution platform with MyHotelShop



Hotel distribution expert eRevMax has established 2-way connectivity with leading meta-search management solutions provider MyHotelShop. Mutual hotel customers can now update rate and availability to TripAdvisor, Trivago and Kayak to get more direct booking traffic through RateTiger and LIVE OS interface. 

MyHotelShop is a leading meta-search bid management solution provider in Europe currently serving around 1400 properties. This integration is another addition to eRevMax’s expanding partner ecosystem which provides hotels 360-degree solutions for distribution and revenue management. eRevMax provides seamless connectivity to all categories of third party booking sites (OTAs, Wholesalers, GDS, Tour Operators, Social Media, Metasearch sites) from a single platform. 

“Meta-search engines have become an important marketing channel for hotels. Following this integration, hotel customers can leverage the real-time rate and availability distribution across multiple meta-search sites. Due to the complexities of Bid Management process, a managed service for meta-search channels makes it easier for hotels from a digital marketing perspective based upon a monthly advertising budget,” said Ullrich Kastner, Managing Director & Founder, MyHotelShop. 

“This integration give our hotel clients a bid management solution for better positioning in meta-search channels and drive potential guests to brand website for more direct bookings. It is a highly effective tool that will allow our customers to reach out to a much larger audience and offer an extended scope for improving direct bookings through an eco-system of meta-search sites,” said Ashis Saha, SVP – Project Management, eRevMax.