CWT has expanded its RoomIt global hotel distribution
RateGain and RateTiger by
eRevMax have joined SiteMinder and Vertical Booking as part of RoomIt’s growing channel manager program.
“Hotels want to ensure their rooms are booked
and we want to guarantee our business travelers have the best
access to rooms and rates near their destination,” said Shannon
Hyland, Senior Vice President of Global Supply at RoomIt by CWT.
In fact, many business travelers might be
booking out of their company travel policy due to lack of
availability of rooms that are both in policy and meet their
needs. According to recent research by RoomIt & GBTA, business
travelers say staying at a hotel close to where they need to be
during their trip is just as important as having Wi-Fi access.
“By adding these partnerships, hotels not only
have more distribution flexibility, but they’re able to amplify
their visibility among business travelers and we’re able to offer
a better traveler experience,” said Hyland. “We are thrilled to
engage in these partnerships with key local players, as they will
allow us to provide superior local hotel content to our business
travel customers in key markets such as India, Brazil and France.”
Properties connected via channel managers are
available globally, for all points of sale through CWT travel
counselors as phase one. To be eligible, participating properties
must be located in a business travel destination and provide
amenities and services that cater to business travelers, including
last room availability, in-room Wi-Fi, same-day cancellations and
loyalty points (if applicable).