Fastbooking builds on direct booking
An interest in building direct bookings is growing quickly among hotels in Asia, as increasing competition within the distribution chain is eating away at profits.
“Achieving a healthy balance among the various channels has become a critical component of a hotel’s distribution playbook. In this highly competitive landscape, it has become obvious to hotels that building their direct booking channel is the way they should go,” said Pierre-Charles Grob, managing director for FASTBOOKING in Asia. Due to keen interest, Fastbooking, an e-commerce solutions company that helps hotels create direct sales strategies, has partnered several other key hospitality industry specialists to bring a Digital Tour to Asia. The tour is touted as a learning lab for hoteliers to explore ways to “better protect their profitability”.
With Fastbooking, the tour partners – EnVeritas Group, Ideas, TrustYou and STR – will take the tour across Asia, starting in Hong Kong on March 23, 2016; followed by Bangkok and Tokyo in May 2016. More dates and locations will be announced soon.