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Scandic gets IDeaS, Triometric in Destinations Of The World, and more…

This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel systems in April 2017.

Friday 28 April 2017:

Scandic gets IDeaS

  • The Nordic hotel chain will use the G3 Revenue Management System from IDeaS as part of an extension to its existing deal, in a bid to help forecasting demand and other services. The chain has 200 properties across Scandinavia.

Triometric strikes Destinations Of The World deal

  • UAE-based DOTW, an accommodation wholesaler, will optomise the performance of its web services by partnering with Triometric for its Trio Enterprise platform. DOTW acts as a switch between agencies and tour operators to 170,000 properties in 10,00 destinations worldwide.

Wednesday 26 April 2017:

Pyton adds NextPax connection

  • Vacation rental channel manager NextPax is now connected to Pyton, the Dutch travel tech firm bought by Amadeus in 2015. NextPax is also based in the Netterlands. Its clients Roompot Holidays and Hogenboom Holiday Parks are the first to go live in the Pyton Leisure Portal.

eRevMax adds another 1,000 properties

  • eRevMax has integrated with ResAvenue, a Mumbai-based CRS and booking engine used by more than 1000 properties across South Asia and the Middle East, allowing ResAvenue users to update rates and availability directly to their brand.com through RateTiger and RTConnect. eRevMax in turn connects with some 350 OTAs.

Monday 24 April 2017:

Amadeus to offer virtual cards to US agencies

  • Amadeus will launch a Mastercard-branded Amadeus B2B Wallet in the US, a new virtual card solution that will enable its US travel agency customers to pay their travel suppliers faster, replacing payment methods such as invoicing, wire transfers, bank debit card, checks and cash advances. The solution is offered through a strategic alliance with US Bank, the third largest commercial bank card issuer in the US.

TravelPerk partners with Expensify

  • The travel booking and management platform will use Expensify to handle costs and reimbursement from employers for trips, including flights, accommodation trains and rental cars. Invoices are automatically added to an expense report before the user can request payment with one click.

Thursday 20 April 2017:

Deem creates Work Fource service

  • The business travel tech provider has created the platform to combine its products under one roof, covering Road Work (apps), Clock Work (travel manager tools), Book Work (travel management company tools) and Net Work (supplier tools). Deem’s existing cloud customers will be upgraded to the new suite of services as part of a scheduled release, including their own and customer data.

Vacasa launches pricing tool

  • The vacation rental management service has created the Yield Management 2.0 platform, known as Alan. The platform, a follow-on from an original tool that was launched in 2010, uses a demand-driven pricing engine to set rates based on factors in near real-time such as size, location, local events, competitive sets and classification.

Wednesday 19 April 2017:

Amadeus gives OTAs some wings

  • Online travel agency customers of Amadeus will get access to Wingify‘s Visual Website Optimizer platform for A/B functions on a consumer-facing service. The service allows OTAs to analyse customer interaction with websites and manage conversions.

Rocketrip creates partner ecosystem

  • Early collaborators include Carlson Wagonlit, Travel Leaders Corporate, Concur, Deem and Sabre, giving them access to the Rocketrip expense management and incentivisation programme through a single connection for booking, compliance and duty of care. Customers will be able to use each partner’s services within their own platforms.

Wednesday 12 April 2017:

InvitedHome creates HomeCraft rental tool

  • The vacation rental system allows owners to manage the pricing of a property as well as scheduling of maintenance and servicing for guests. The guest-facing element of HomeCraft showcases properties and includes room selection tools, local area information and tutorials on how to operate entertainment or kitchen services.

Booking.com select first wave of startups

  • The Booking.com Booster project has ten businesses beginning its three-week programme in June of mentorship and the opportunity to compete for grants of up to €500,000. The brands are: MovingWorlds (USA & Colombia), Authenticook (India), Backstreet Academy (Singapore and Southeast Asia), Visit.org (USA), Awake (Colombia), Seabin (Australia & Spain), MEJDI Tours (Israel & Palestine), Desolenator (UK), Local Alike (Thailand) and Good Hotel (Guatemala, UK & Netherlands).

Tuesday 11 April 2017:

HolidayPirates lands LoveHolidays white label

  •  The online travel agency will use the HolidayPirates platform for online community and content services. In return, LoveHolidays will allow its new partner to access hotel and destination product for use on the site.

Friday 7 April 2017:

HotelPlanner partners with Travelport

  • The group hotel bookings specialist is enabling customers to access custom group rates and instant online bookings as part of its “Book-in-Block” technology partnership with Travelport.  

Wednesday 5 April 2017:

AccorHotels links up with UnionPay

  • AccorHotels is making life easier for Asian guests visiting France by accepting UnionPay for on-property purchases such as food and beverage, spa treatments and in restaurants. 85 hotels have been selected for the pilot scheme, with a further  100 or coming onstream in May.

Skyscanner bridges the DistancesBetween

  • Delhi-based multi-modal trip planning service DistancesBetween.com will be using Skyscanner’s API to provide real-time price information from various airlines and OTAs to its users while planning door-to-door trips across India.

NB: Travel systems image via Pixabay.

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