TravelClick Channel Management Provides Hotels with Connections to Traditional and Mobile OTAs
NEW YORK, September 16, 2014 – TravelClick, a global provider of innovative cloud-based solutions that enable hotels to grow revenue, has announced a partnership with roomlia, a streamlined, design-driven mobile app offering two-way connections for instant hotel-bookings. The mobile travel agent is the newest addition to TravelClick’s Channel Management solution that connects hotels to more than 800 online travel agents (OTAs) around the globe.
The partnership will initially provide hotels that are based in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami, San Francisco, New Orleans, Orange County, Honolulu, San Diego, Seattle and Orlando with a two-way connection via TravelClick Channel Management to provide rates and inventory on the OTA. Roomlia plans to be in all major United States markets by the end of 2014, and as they continue to expand to these new markets, increasingly more hotels will benefit from this connection and leverage the growth of the mobile booking space.
“The signing of roomlia showcases TravelClick’s commitment to ensure that its hotel customers have access to the most expansive selection of OTA connections, as well as have the ability to capitalize on the growing opportunity to generate bookings via mobile technology,” said Guido Salvatori, Director of Global Network Partnerships and Integrations at TravelClick. “Providing hotels with access to roomlia through TravelClick Channel Management will deliver new revenue opportunities for our thousands of hotel customers that rely on us to help manage their OTA booking strategy.”
“As a leader in reservations solutions and channel management, TravelClick is an ideal partner to provide us with the opportunity to expand our reach and enable hotels to easily connect with roomlia,” said Michael Reichartz, Co-Founder at roomlia. “As we continue to expand our geographical footprint, there will be more and more opportunities for TravelClick’s customers to offer inventory through our platform.”
TravelClick Channel Management allows hotels to efficiently manage their rates and inventory, while seamlessly connecting to more than 800 OTAs from one single source.
TravelClick (TravelClick.com) provides innovative cloud-based solutions for hotels around the globe to grow their revenue, reduce costs and improve performance. TravelClick offers hotels world-class reservation solutions, business intelligence products, and comprehensive media and marketing solutions to help hotels grow their business. With local experts around the globe, we help more than 38,000 hotel clients in over 160 countries drive profitable room reservations through better revenue management decisions, proven reservation technology and innovative marketing. Since 1999, TravelClick has helped hotels leverage the web to effectively navigate the complex global distribution landscape. TravelClick has offices in New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Barcelona, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, Melbourne, Orlando, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. Follow us on twitter.com/TravelClick and facebook.com/TravelClick.
Roomlia is the next generation hotel booking app designed for savvy, contemporary travelers founded in 2014 by Michael Reichartz and Jim Ferguson, formerly of Expedia (EXPE). Both Reichartz and Ferguson drove the growth (4000%) of Expedia’s merchant hotel business from the beginning stages to the multi-billion dollar business it remains today. They also co-developed the Market Management concept, which has been globally adopted by all Online Travel Agencies (OTA’s). Roomlia was founded in order to be both user friendly as well as beneficial and convenient to its hotel affiliates. Roomlia is the first app of its kind to launch with connectivity, ensuring a seamless experience for both travelers and hospitality partners. Roomlia is currently available in leading U.S. destinations including New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami and Orlando, with new hotels and cities added daily. www.roomlia.com
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Remark Media, Inc. (NASDAQ:MARK) is a global media company that owns and operates a portfolio of assets focused on the 18-to-34-year-old demographic (otherwise known as “The Millennials” or “Gen Y”) across a variety of lifestyle verticals. These include fashion, sports, travel, entertainment, health and wellness, personal finance, and informational know-how.
Remark Media’s assets presently include: (i) Bikini.com, an aspirational lifestyle and e-commerce destination for the beach globetrotter; (ii) Roomlia, a mobile hotel-booking app that provides a superior user travel experience while balancing the needs of hotel owners; (iii) HowStuffWorks China and Brazil, locally known as BoWenWang and Comotudofunciona, respectively; (iv) PPTV Boxing, the first-ever digital boxing channel in China launched in partnership with PPTV, China’s largest leading online TV service; and (v) Banks.com, U.S. Tax Center at http://www.irs.com, FileLater.com, and TaxExtension.com, a suite of digital sites focused on personal finance. Additionally, Remark Media is a founding partner and equity owner of Sharecare, Inc. Created by Jeff Arnold, founder of WebMD, and Dr. Mehmet Oz, in partnership with Harpo Productions, Sony Pictures Television, and Discovery Communications, Sharecare is a highly searchable social healthcare platform organizing and answering the questions of health. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas with operations in Beijing and São Paulo. Remark Media is listed on The NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker MARK.