By Ardalan Zandian on November 25, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Online Hotel Reservation System firm Frontdesk Anywhere now seamlessly connects to Hoteliers.com and Bookit.com, expanding its current portfolio of Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) connections to more than 135.
Online Hotel Reservation System firm Frontdesk Anywhere expands reach for hotel distribution for its customers. BookIt.com and Hoteliers.com join the ranks of Expedia.com, Travelocity.com and over 130 other online travel agencies that Frontdesk Anywhere hotel customers are able to list their properties.
BookIt.com is the largest privately held online travel agency in North America and has developped a patent on searches for travel deals by focusing on the guest’s point of origin. Hoteliers.com focuses on European properties and fills out the sales channel options for those European-based Frontdesk Anywhere customers.
Today, maximizing online exposure is key as more than 148 millions bookings are made online every year. However, being listed on multiple Online Travel Agencies can lead to over-bookings and requires a great deal of management from the hotelier due to each channel particularities. Frontdesk Anywhere FDx channel manager platform centralizes inventory and rates and updates in real time all the channels the hotel is listed on.
“Frontdesk Anywhere is focused on providing easy-to-use web-based hotel management software” stated Frontdesk Anywhere co-founder, Thomas Lyle. “Integrating our powerful channel management platform into our service allows hotels to manage their inventory from within the hotel reservation software platform while making their rooms available on OTAs. All reservations received will be available in the system with no manual intervention required. It’s the best of both worlds with regards to both visibility and ease of operations.”
Eric Jursin, owner of the Tavern Hotel in Cottonwood, AZ has been using online sales channels for several years. “Linking my hotel management software directly to OTAs made perfect sense,” stated Eric Jursin. “My Frontdesk Anywhere account handles all of the booking retrievals and updates the inventory availability so I no longer oversell my rooms.”
About Frontdesk Anywhere
Frontdesk Anywhere is a leading provider of innovative hotel management software for independent properties. To date, almost 1,000,000 hotel guests have had their stay managed with Frontdesk Anywhere — from the initial online booking process through arrival, onsite operations and checkout. The company is focused on converging processes traditionally performed by separate systems into a single all-in-one productivity application. All modules are seamlessly integrated within the application and accessible from any computer and most mobile devices. The company is a privately held corporation based in San Francisco, California.