agoda.com, a leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), has announced a partnership with channel manager eRes® Development.
eRes® is the flagship product of South African based Hospitality Technology International (HTI), Africa’s leading developer of hospitality software for hotels and lodges. The company, which has spent R4 million on the development of eRes during 2012, supplies its software to over 90 groups, spanning more than 2500 properties globally. The company plans to spend a further R8 million in ongoing development on eRes over the next two years.
Currently, more than 90 hotel chains and groups use the eRes® channel management tool to connect to distributors, and, thanks to the new partnership, these properties can quickly and easily connect to agoda.com.
agoda.com offers hotel partners international marketing in 37 languages, providing properties with increased visibility in new markets. By connecting to agoda.com, hotels also gain access to the custom-built Yield Control System, allowing partners to update rates and inventory and increase yield by creating tailored promotions.
Global Director of Hotels for agoda.com Errol Cooke, commented: “Hotels currently using eRes® will discover that not only can they easily manage another online distribution channel, but that through agoda.com they can access multiple customer geographies – many in new markets. In turn, agoda.com customers have more great-value rooms available to them in new and exciting destinations.”