Friday, December 8, 2017

eRevMax completes connectivity integration with VeryChic



eRevMax, the leading hotel channel manager & connectivity solution provider, has completed integration with VeryChic, a digital platform for the private sale of luxury hotel rooms and apartments, cruises, breaks and packages. The 2-way XML interface allows mutual customer hotels to update rate and availability on the online booking channel and receive reservations in their PMS in real-time.

VeryChic is the latest addition to the eRevMax Channel Ecosystem that connects hotels to over 350 online distribution channels. Recently acquired by Accor Hotels, VeryChic enables more than 4,500 luxury and upscale hotel partners to optimize distribution and provides them access to new guests via its private sales. Selling inventories of over these carefully selected luxury and upscale hotels across 80 countries, VeryChic has a loyal base of over 7 million members in the French market.

Our mission is to provide hoteliers with a solution that will help them manage channels effectively while saving time and money. This integration is a continuation of our effort to offer quality connections to diverse range of distribution options through the eRevMax Channel Ecosystem,” said Ashis Saha, SVP – Project Management, eRevMax.
“As a leader in Private Sales distribution, VeryChic tends to develop connectivity to update in real-time prices and stocks of our 200 daily hotels flash sales.  eRevMax, one of the leaders in the channel management space, is the perfect partner to provide us with the opportunity to expand our reach and enable hotels and chains that complement our ethos to easily connect with VeryChic. This is also beneficial to our hotel suppliers to further reduce their time to update rates and availabilities while automating reservation delivery,” said Guillaume Dubost, Head of Business Development, VeryChic.

Friday, December 1, 2017

eRevMax wins Mixed Doubles Category in Eco Park Corporate Golf Championship

The city's newest golf destination at Eco Park witnessed more than 200 amateurs from 150 corporates houses and a number of professional golfers on Saturday, 25th November. Be it beginners or professionals, schools students or senior private company executives or retired personnels, everyone made a day out of playing at the 12-bay golf driving range inaugurated by NKDA in June this year.

The event was the Eco Park Corporate Golf Championship and leading corporates including the likes of Cognizant, TCS, IBM, Tata Steel, Yes Bank, Mahindra, IXIA, Infinity, SREI, Accenture, HSBC, SIDDHA, Atos, ONGC, Deloitte, Web Spiders, Tractors India, Godrej, Mjunction and Capgemini participated. eRevMax was represented by a 4-member team of Udai Singh Solanki, Anupama DasGupta, Rajib Roy and Neha Ginoria.

Mayukh Ray, Hotel General Manager, Ganga Kutir, Bengal Ambuja and Nikita Biswas of Tollygunge Club won the Men’s and Women’s Singles category with a mammoth drive of  296 yards and 207 yards respectively. The pair of Rajib Roy and Anupama DasGupta representing eRevMax won the Mixed Doubles category, with a combined drive of 232 yards, while the Veterans (above 50) category was won by the former IG of the Coast Guard, KS Sheoran with a 244 yard drive. It was a very positive ambience and good competitive spirit among all participants.

Among key dignitaries present were Mr. Debasis Sen, Chairman, HIDCO. Speaking on behalf of the tournament hosts, Mr. Sen said, “The state government is committed to make the city and New Town in particular, the most business friendly destination in the country. The Eco Park Golf Arena, with future plans of making it the regions best Golfing resort, is a step in that direction. We thank all the tournament sponsors and participants for making this tournament such a resounding success and hope to hold more such initiatives throughout the year.”




Thursday, November 30, 2017

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

Booking.com’s Genius rates land on metasearch

With barely any opposition from hotels, Booking.com is taking big steps to continue growing and capturing sales for your hotel which are currently coming in through other channels, including your own website.
https://www.mirai.com/blog/booking-genius-rates-published-on-metasearch-engines-what-next/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=genius_metasearch

Google Hotels Revamps Mobile Features as Its Ambitions Expand

Google has been rolling out changes to its hotel search on mobile and desktop platforms as part of a broader, year-long realignment of its travel strategy. Google wants consumers to buy more travel on it. That may prompt industry players to closely patrol the gray line between the search giant referring more customers to them and Google becoming customers’ first choice for booking trips.
https://skift.com/2017/11/29/google-hotels-revamps-mobile-features-as-its-ambitions-expand/

The hidden factors affecting your hotel forecast

Forecasting has been synonymous with hotel revenue management since its inception. From operational forecasts to demand forecasts, different hotel teams use and share these business projections to help establish ideal rates, allocate appropriate staff, and support property maintenance and operations.
https://www.tnooz.com/article/the-hidden-factors-affecting-your-hotel-forecast/

Hotel Yearbook: Saving the environment, one 'thing'at a time: The Internet of Things and sustainable hospitality

The Hotel Yearbook is a family of publications that call upon a wide-ranging group of senior executives, analysts, consultants and opinion leaders from all over the world to ask, "What lies ahead for the global hotel industry?"
https://www.hospitalitynet.org/opinion/4085431.html


f you are looking to increase online visibility and booking revenue, please contact us for a free demo - write to marketing@erevmax.com and we can discuss how we can help expand your online connectivity.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Argentinian luxury hotel chain recommends eRevMax for online connectivity

3 luxury properties of CasaSur Hotel Collection using RateTiger for managing OTAs
 
 
 
 

CasaSur Hotel Collection – a luxury hotel chain in Argentina has endorsed eRevMax for improving online connectivity. All three properties of the group, namely – CasaSur Recoleta, CasaSur Bellini and CasaSur Palermo, have been using the award winning RateTiger Channel Manager to update rates and availabilities across online sales channels for the last three years.

Located in Buenos Aires, CasaSur, with three luxury boutique properties, caters to upscale business and leisure travellers – both international and domestic. The revenue management team is leveraging RateTiger’s real-time connectivity with over 300 online sales channels to connect to the better producing OTAs, resulting in an increase in occupancy and profit.

“RateTiger is more than just a channel manager. It’s a powerful tool for the ease of connectivity and making quick updates across all channels. The detailed demand information and scores ensures our selling strategies work more effectively. On top of that, the excellent support from RateTiger team is what makes it the perfect partnership,” said Daiana Casas, Reservations Manager, CasaSur Hotel Collection.

At eRevMax the focus has always been on providing hotel partners stable connection with a bouquet of choices for making the best use of their distribution mix. RateTiger and LIVE OS have been built with a vision to make online sales simpler for hotels, and CasaSurs recommendation is a testimony to that, said Juliรกn Lindt, Latin America Sales Director, eRevMax.
 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

eRevMax continues to lead the travel tech segment at #WTM2017


                           Signs new clients and partners, hosts exclusive evening for hotels

eRevMax has drawn a strong and positive response from hotels and technology partners at the recently concluded World Travel Market in London, with multiple hotel customers signing-up for its different products.

The company is a regular at the tradeshow and exhibited its portfolio of distribution solutions RateTiger and RTConnect as well as hospitality operating platform Live OS. The eRevMax stand at the Travel Tech Pavilion saw an impressive turnout of hotels and technology providers keeping the team busy through the three event days. 
The exclusive ‘invitation only’ party aboard the Sunborn Yacht Hotel, hosted in association with our partners HotelsCombined, Sojern and Travelport on 7th November 2017, proved to be a hit with peers from the hospitality industry coming together to unwind and network over cocktails.
Here are some pictures from the events –



















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/