AccorHotels to utilise Cloud-based TourConnect’s universal rate format for Australian contracts
TourConnect is pleased to announce an agreement with AccorHotels Australia, Australia’s largest hotel operator, to streamline AccorHotels annual contracting process. AccorHotels will now be able to manage the distribution of annual rates for over 200 properties across the region using TourConnect’s Cloud-based platform.
TourConnect will provide AccorHotels with the ability to manage contracts with individual tour operators and wholesalers while maintaining specific nett rates for each partner. Unlike the manual process of distributing rates each year, TourConnect will now allow AccorHotels to store rates and contracts from previous years so they can simply be modified for future contracts.
Kate Marshall, Director of Sales – International, AccorHotels, said “TourConnect will allow our team to more efficiently manage annual rate distribution for all of our properties in a single tool . The solution should significantly reduce AccorHotels administrative costs while increasing sales through tour operators and wholesale partners. Whilst beneficial for AccorHotels, we’re also excited to give our partners the opportunity to realize the same efficiencies by loading our rates directly into their booking system via TourConnect’s API. It’s a win-win solution. ”
AccorHotels’ tour operator and wholesale partners will now receive each property’s rates in a universal format that is not only easy to data load, but can also be automated into tour operator booking systems using TourConnect’s API. The reduced manual labour associated with loading rates represents a significant cost savings for both AccorHotels and their tour operator and wholesale partners. Making this annual process more efficient, and ultimately automating the process, will ensure more of AccorHotels products and special offers get into the market, with better accuracy and supporting information.
Michael Herrmann, Founding Partner, TourConnect, said “AccorHotels’ decision to use TourConnect shows just how powerful TourConnect’s solution is for large hotel chains.Our industry is changing and demanding greater efficiency, even in traditional distribution. AccorHotels is yet again showing their commitment to innovation and leading the industry into the future.”