Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Beach Vacations relies on eRevMax for optimizing online sales

Beach Vacations, the leading Beach and Golf vacation specialists have successfully optimized their revenue management strategies through effective use of eRevMax’s market leading e-distribution solutions.

The group managed to boost online revenue and expand distribution for seven of its properties spread across Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. RateTiger Channel Manager helps the Beach Vacations team to react to market dynamics efficiently through immediate rate updates. The quick time to market helps them stay ahead while relevant reports ensure the team can plan and immediately deploy new rate strategies gaining broader market share.

“The Beach Vacations group consisting of over 1200 units transitioned from another leading channel manager for the benefits offered by eRevMax solutions. We have found decreased submission time, increased reliability, more user friendly dashboard, and increased reporting with solid information to base revenue management. RateTiger is a well-rounded tool for our business needs, which we utilize for rate, inventory and reservation management.” Will Powell, Myrtlewood Villas - Beach Vacations.

The Golf Capital of the World, Myrtle Beach is home to over 100 golf courses which attract travel tourists from across the globe. With golf tourism gaining momentum and niche travel sites catering to these needs, Beach Vacations is uniquely positioned as providers of some of the finest properties on Myrtle Beach with an unparalleled vacation experience. With the use of RateTiger Channel Manager, the group has managed to expand distribution reach to attract more guests and improve online bookings.

“We are very happy to have Beach Vacations as one of our RateTiger customers. Their unique value proposition got us excited and we ensured we have the right channels to help them reach out to their target markets. Through RateTiger, they are able to make real-time ARI updates and leverage rate movements as per demand scenario. The tool also helps them monitor channel performance showing them the high producers as well as cost effective channels,” commented Jan Murza, VP Sales - Americas, eRevMax.


RateTiger Channel Manger delivers two-way XML connectivity with leading OTAs and PMS. The channel manager helps hotels improve revenue through better rate and yield management from a single interface. It is the most effective e-distribution solution to drive online bookings.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Ostrovok.ru integrates with eRevMax for seamless connectivity


The biggest hotel search engine in Russia, Ostrovok has completed a 2-way XML interface with eRevMax to offer faster connectivity to its growing base of customers. With this integration accommodation provider will be able to update inventory availability and room rates in real-time helping them control pricing strategies and optimize their revenue.


“We are glad to announce our partnership with eRevMax. RateTiger is leading e-channel manager on many markets and our partnership will help us to grow our hotel network both in Russia and in Europe.” said Pavel Babenko, Director for International Markets, Ostrovok.

The partnership will revolutionise bookings and inventory control for Ostrovok, which requires increased efficiency due to hastening demand in Russia, where the online travel market is expected to cross $10 billion, accounting for 20% of the total travel market.


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Friday, September 13, 2013

Harbor Hotels select RateTiger for optimizing online revenue

Harbor Hotels, one of the leading hotel chains in Brazil catering to the superior and economy segment, has selected eRevMax to increase their online sales and boost distribution exposure. RateTiger Channel Manager will help them to update rates and inventory in real-time across all third party channels simultaneously from a single platform, while bringing down the cost of booking acquisition.

“RateTiger gives us instant control over inventory distribution, allowing us to handle more product types while automating the process. The diversification of product and exposure will have a positive impact on hotel bookings.” said Josmar de Almeida Director, Commercial, Harbor Hotels.As the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil and over 4 million tourists expected to arrive for the event, Harbor Hotels is looking at increasing their online presence and target new markets to reach out to more potential customers.

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Citybaseapartments.com uses RateTiger Corp for optimizing rate strategy

UK based agency Citybase Apartments, an online sales channel catering to serviced apartments, has selected eRevMax to enforce rate parity and best rate guarantee for all connected properties. The company will be using one the most sophisticated business intelligence tool in industry RateTiger Corp for monitoring suppliers’ rates across competitor sales channels to analyse its market position and identify any discrepancies.

“As an online booking agent specifically tailored towards serviced apartments, it’s imperative that our customers can trust that we are offering them the best rates possible.” said Louise Rogerson, Supplier Relations Team Manager, Citybase Apartments. Through RateTiger Corp, Citybase Apartment will be able to automatically capture and analyse rate parameter data and can improve brand position on all connected channels.

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Newshound: OTAs lead in US, changing distribution strategies, traveler's path to purchase


OTAs remain the top research source for US vacation package buyers, says Expedia


Online travel agencies continue to be American consumers' favorite source of information prior to booking vacation packages, despite all the buzz about review sites such as TripAdvisor and metasearch sites such as Kayak.
http://www.tnooz.com/2013/08/26/news/otas-remain-the-top-research-source-for-us-vacation-package-buyers-says-expedia/

RM hits the big stage but must work harder to secure the lead role

Revenue management today is beginning to deliver strategic benefits across the business. With a bigger and broader mandate, RM specialists have an important role to play in communicating with other departments to make the most of emerging opportunities.
http://www.eyefortravel.com/revenue-and-data-management/rm-hits-big-stage-must-work-harder-secure-lead-role


Revenue managers adapt distribution strategies


While new distribution channels are emerging seemingly every day, more accurate forecasting and improved technical automation are helping hotel revenue managers stay sane. Few hotels, unless they're large full-service properties with a significant amount of meeting space, have a dedicated manager assigned to only that property, sources said. Many hotels share a revenue manager with a small group of properties and, in most cases, a general manager also acts as the revenue manager.
http://hotelnewsnow.com/Article/11094/Revenue-managers-adapt-distribution-strategies


The Traveller's Path to purchase


When it comes to leisure travel shopping, consumers spend a significant amount of time online researching options. Up to 45 days leading up to a booking, a consumer will conduct as many as 38 visits to travel sites. Knowing how and when to influence their decision-making process is crucial to generating mindshare and ultimately driving bookings. In this report by Expedia Media Solutions, get a snapshot of how the overall purchase path looks like from initial exploration through the booking stage.
http://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/149354/file-271132325-pdf/docs/Path_to_Purchase_Expedia_Media_Solutions_MillwardBrown.pdf