Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Week, That Was - March 2018

HospitalityUnited.Club brings together the who’s who of the industry in Berlin

Agoda, Amadeus, Fornova, InnoVel, LiveOS, Newhotel Software, Roiback, RateTiger and Sojern partnered to host a networking session on the sidelines at ITB Berlin

Airbnb Makes Its Battle Against Booking and Expedia Official With New Hotel Campaign

Airbnb has been trying to add more hotels and bed-and-breakfasts onto its platform for some time, but now the company made its entreaties to those hospitality providers all the more public and transparent.

Travelers now prefer travel apps to web for search and booking

Up until recently “mobile” really meant either mobile apps, found in places like the App Store, or mobile web, accessible via URLs. What we see now is that travelers are increasingly turning to the app experience, rather than mobile web, to search and book flights and accommodation.

How Google’s dynamic emails could change the way we book travel

Advertising hotels through email have always been a tricky proposition. With Google’s dynamic emails, that limitation could be lifted and may create new marketing channels.

Connect with us for your connectivity needs in this new year to make the most of online revenue.

Thanks and have a good day!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

HospitalityUnited.Club brings together the who’s who of the industry in Berlin

HospitalityUnited.Club, a consortium of travel technology companies hosted an exclusive party in Berlin on 7 March, 2018. The high energy event, sponsored by Agoda, Amadeus, Fornova, InnoVel, LiveOS, Newhotel Software, Roiback, RateTiger and Sojern brought together peers from the hospitality industry at Funkturm Restaurant located in the historic Radio Tower in the German capital. 

HospitalityUnited.Club brings together hotels and technology providers in an informal setting to exchange ideas and knowledge while having a good time. Conceptualized by eRevMax, the consortium has been hosting a series of networking events called ‘Cocktails & Conversations’, offering an interactive platform for collaboration opportunities. 

“This is turning into one of the most happening parties within the hospitality industry providing space for the attendees to build relationships and experience the benefit of collaborating with each other,” said Reuel Ghosh, Group CEO, eRevMax

“This was a really good, intimate forum to meet industry peers in a fun setting. Catching up with new contacts over drinks is a great way to build a strong relationship and always gives you something to relate and talk about in the future. I was blown away by the quality of the event and how efficiently it was organized,” said David Ezquerro, Global Partnership Manager, Roiback.

HospitalityUnited.Club will continue to host parties, webinars and events throughout the year. To know more, visit

About HUC: HospitalityUnited.Club brings together hotels and technology providers in an informal setting to exchange ideas and knowledge while having drinks and fun. It is a social platform for like-minded professionals. Hospitality United events are starting to have their fame around key travel shows such as ITB, WTM, HITEC where we are having drinks at exclusive locations just after the show. Join HUC to get the latest in innovation and hospitality trends in a relaxed setting. For more details, contact

Monday, March 5, 2018

DirectWithHotels Leverages the LiveOS Platform for RateTiger & Fornova Services

DirectWithHotels announced its partnership with LiveOS to provide Fornova Distribution Intelligence and RateTiger Channel Management services to its hotel clients. LiveOS, the #1 Hospitality Operating System developed by connectivity expert eRevMax, enables seamless integration of technology and data, offering hotels the power of action oriented real-time data analytics.

Through this partnership, hotels using DirectWithHotels booking technology will be able to leverage advanced distribution intelligence from Fornova and implement key revenue and distribution strategies across all demand partners via RateTiger channel manager, directly from the LiveOS platform. The collaboration provides an opportunity for hotels to improve their daily workflow process by utilizing a centralized platform for managing multiple systems.

“We are excited to be able to offer a customised LiveOS platform to our partner hotels. It gives us the flexibility to choose technology partners that can help our hotels improve daily operations and maximize gross profit. The Fornova Distribution Intelligence is a key piece in managing the cost of distribution, while RateTiger takes care of the time-critical distribution component. Making these solutions available as part of a single unified view within LiveOS - is a great example of how modern technology should work in the interest of improving gross profit for the hotel owner. This will make our hotel partner’s life simpler, providing all the information they need in one place for appropriate action quickly,” said Emiliano Zulberti, Founder and CEO, DirectWithHotels.

“We are pleased to welcome DirectWithHotels and their partner hotels to the Fornova community of hotels. Understanding how the hotels’ inventory is seen by guests online is the first step in identifying opportunities to reduce distribution costs and boost profit. Integrating Fornova Distribution Intelligence platform with LiveOS was designed to make it easy for hotels to access and operate all the systems and data they need in a seamless way. We are excited to be leading the way, in partnership with LiveOS, in creating such simple and seamless technology experience for the hospitality industry,” said Dori Stein, CEO, Fornova
“The collaboration between DirectWithHotels, Fornova and RateTiger complements our motto to keep hoteliers’ life simple. The LiveOS platform is the first to bring together all the tools that hoteliers need to make smart technology decisions, regardless of brand affiliation or the size of the property.  We want to set the bar for how technology should seamlessly integrate to offer hotels a splendid experience while minimizing cost and effort spent on daily operations and improving bottom line revenue,” said Gerard Carrie, COO, LiveOS.

Fornova and eRevMax will jointly present snack-and-talk sessions at ITB Berlin 2018. Join in for one of the sessions to know more - Hall 8.1 - Stand 132.

7th March - 4:00 PM           I               8th March - 11:00 AM         I               8th March - 4:00 PM

Friday, March 2, 2018

Snack-and-talk with Fornova and LiveOS at ITB Berlin 2018

We have joined forces with Live OS at ITB Berlin next week to host a series of snack-and-talk sessions to explore how we are bringing 360 degrees distribution solutions to hotels. Through our recent partnership with LiveOS, Fornova Distribution Intelligence is now available directly within the LiveOS platform.

Through LiveOS, you can seamlessly access all your data and systems through a single, personalised platform. The unified dashboard will help you proactively spot key trends and opportunities through simple calls to action, which now includes Fornova Distribution Intelligence.

Join us to hear how we can help you increase your net RevPAR by enhancing your distribution management practices to reduce your cost of guest acquisition. And how we are working with LiveOS to bring these insights directly into one platform, through seamless technology integration.

The snack-and-talk sessions will take place at Hall 8.1 - Stand 132 during the following days and times:

  • Wednesday, 7th March at 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, 8th March at 11:00 AM
  • Thursday, 8th March at 4:00 PM

Thanks and have a good day

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

eRevMax completes integration with TravelBird

Hotel connectivity expert eRevMax has completed a two-way integration with one of Europe’s fastest-growing holiday specialists, TravelBird. The interface is the latest addition to the eRevMax Channel Eco-system that connects hotels to over 350 online distribution channels.

TravelBird is an online travel company based in Amsterdam, whose passionate travel experts work directly with local tour operators across the world to offer a curated selection of inspiring holidays and travel experiences at great prices.

Active in 11 markets, TravelBird focuses on attracting travellers in the early stages of their trip planning process. The eRevMax interface will allow TravelBird’s hotel partners who use RateTiger and RTConnect to update their room rates and availability with immediate effect, as well as receiving reservations from their customers in real-time.

Pascal van Dalen, Head of Sales at TravelBird, says,"The RateTiger connection enables care-free collaboration between TravelBird and our hotel partners, making partner relations even more scalable and easy to maintain."

“It has always been of utmost importance for us to offer our hotel customers a diverse range of distribution options through our eRevMax Channel Eco-system. The integration with TravelBird enables our hotels to fill empty rooms or resell a cancelled reservation, reaching a new category of national and international customers and increasing their revenue.” says Ashis Saha, SVP – Project Management, eRevMax.

eRevMax distribution management solutions – RateTiger and RTConnect powered with sophisticated analytics, distribution capabilities and interactive reporting dashboard, help hotels make informed decision based on key insights and streamline all aspects of their revenue management for driving better results. The company eRevMax offers seamless connectivity with over 350 OTAs and 70 technology providers.

Meet team eRevMax at ITB Berlin, Hall 8.1, Stand 132.

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Week, That Was - February 2018 Week 3

In five minutes or less, keep track of the most important news of the week, curated just for you. We present to you hand – picked news on latest industry perspectives and some general updates. Read on!

Smart Hotel Guest Rooms Are Almost Here

The smart guest room of the future is still in development. A strong return on investment for hotel owners who invest in updated technology, however, will help push these innovations into the mainstream.

Hotels admit steep reliance on online travel agencies

Hotels have a high dependency on online travel agencies to distribute their inventory, with almost every other channel deemed to be low on the same scale. The study spoke to chain hotels, independent properties and management companies.

Duetto closes $80m financing round

Duetto, headquartered in San Francisco and with offices in Las Vegas, Cleveland, London and Singapore, has quickly grown to serve more than 2,500 hotels and casinos in more than 60 countries. Those customers have consistently outperformed the market, beating their competition’s rate of revenue growth by more than 6.5% since the launch of the company.

Skyscanner chatbots pass one million unique traveller interactions

How big is your optimisation and testing team? How do you find a balance between design/customer-focus and optimising performance? Skyscanner's chatbots (across a range of platforms) have already surpassed one million traveller interactions.

Ex-Kuoni to transform Miki Travel

Miki Travel, a DMC majority owned by Japan’s H.I.S. Group, is undergoing transformation with three strategic pillars – technology, expansion and management

Looking to measure profitability of your sales channels? Come and meet us at ITB Berlin, Hall 8.1, Stand 132 from 7 - 10 March 2018. Book a meeting today –

Thanks and have a good day!