Travel Republic has underlined its position as a leading channel for hotel operators by completing an upgraded integration with leading channel management firm eRevMax.
The online travel agent, which was bought in 2013 by dnata, a division of the Emirates Group, has built a new two-way API XML data connection with eRevMax’s RateTiger product.
The integration will help accommodation providers to update inventory, availability and room rates in real-time.
Travel Republic is now part of the eRevMax Channel Ecosystem, giving it access to 300,000 hotels, apartments and villas and which receives over one million visitors a week.
Hotel suppliers will also benefit from eRevMax’s Reservation Delivery Service, as it enables the automatic transfer of reservations into hotels’ back office.
Dorota Popinska, hotel contracts manager – developing markets, at Travel Republic, said: “We are very excited to have enhanced our connection with eRevMax.
“The new two-way API with RateTiger will allow our hotel partners to manage their extranet accounts in a more effective and efficient way.
“Updating rates and inventory will be much simpler and quicker. We are looking forward to building on our successful relationships with eRevMax and reaching out to new hotels who are yet to benefit from this new connection.”
Greg Berman, chief operating officer of eRevMax International, added: “This integration with Travel Republic, amongst the top five channels in UK, will certainly improve our portfolio thus offering a diverse range of distributors through the eRevMax Channel Ecosystem.
“This powerful and seamless integration will result in more efficient rate distribution, enhanced rate optimisation and the streamlining of all connections.
“The data flow between the channel and hotels are immediately reflected on the Travel Republic’s platform in real-time and give them the opportunity to improve booking conversion, offer a wide range of products and increase revenues.”
The new functionality is now available to all existing accommodation providers of Travel Republic subscribed to eRevMax solutions, including RateTiger, Connect and the LIVE web-based integrated management dashboard.