RezExchange Completes Two-Way Connectivity with BookYourHotel.org
New interface provides the ability for RezExchange users to manage this growing European channel directly from the PMS
BREDA, NETHERLANDS ? MAY 26, 2009 ? RezExchange, a premier provider of global electronic distribution services for the hospitality industry, today announced the successful deployment of a two-way interface with Belgium-based online travel agent (OTA) BookYourHotel.org. This rapidly expanding online channel offers an extensive inventory of hotel properties across Europe. Previously active mainly in Belgium and the Netherlands, BookYourHotel.org is now evolving into a full-scale European booking system, currently offering bookings for a few thousand hotels, a number that continues to grow on a daily basis. The new interface with RezExchange allows rates and availability to be uploaded from the property management system (PMS) directly to the BookYourHotel.org web sites. Reservations are then downloaded back to the PMS, saving hours of manual data entry and upkeep.
?Currently, automating the process of maintaining rates and availability for online travel agencies (OTAs) is a critical step in simplifying and improving channel management for hotels,? stated Erik Weller, director of business development for RezExchange. ?Channel management straight from the PMS, giving the hotelier single image inventory, is our creed. Eliminating manual data entry and thus creating more time to focus on guests is a bonus.?
?As the number of travelers who visit and book through our sites is growing exponentially across Europe, revenue managers will need a system that makes keeping information on our web sites current without having to manually access our system,? stated Stephane Kolijn, general manager of BookYourHotel.org. ?An automated two-way system is ideal for hoteliers, and also benefits the guests looking at our client properties by offering them the best available rates.?
By integrating with leading global and local OTAs across the world, RezExchange is creating a worldwide hospitality technology platform to benefit the OTAs, as well as all connected properties.
?Two-way rates and reservation delivery closes the online distribution loop for many hotels,? stated Weller. ?We will continue to create integration with the most popular web sites for the benefit of our clients and their guests.?
For more information, please visit www.rezexchange.com or www.bookyourhotel.org.