Tnooz Asks: Occupancy issues on Room 77
Startuppers and investors in San Francisco last week, inevitably, fell into the former camp. Those in the industry familiar with the complicated way in which hotel inventory is distributed are wary of the difficulties attached with such an idea.
With a diagram chart to demonstrate, one question arises over yield management and occupancy on the Room 77 model.
NB: Editor’s note – this is the first of a new series where the Tnooz team and readers pose a question via video, with the intention of engaging our audience and those at the centre of an issue into a debate. Send your clips or ideas to Tnooz in the usual way.
Alex is a contributing Node to Tnooz and writes about travel technology, travel startups, specialist tour operators and the tours & activities sector. He has previously led ecommerce, social media and reservation system projects for airlines, leading mainstream tour operators and hotel distribution companies in both leisure and business travel sectors.
He is the CEO of TourCMS, a web based software-as-a-service reservation system and distribution platform used by many specialist tour operators worldwide to take online bookings and distribute to 3rd parties.
He also moderates Small Fish Big Ocean, a community that welcomes small tour operators and niche travel agents to come and discuss travel ecommerce issues. Alex has a computing degree, is passionate about usability, speaks French and still writes and reviews code.