|February 9, 2004 - Hotelexchange Pte Ltd. announces the launch of "PELICAN"
(U.S. Patent. Pending), a web-based e-distribution & reservation system
which provides the hotel industry with more effective ways to distribute
room rates and inventories (allotments) to travel agents, corporate clients
and Internet users worldwide. Pelican is designed to manage the growing
number of reservations that are not made through a GDS. Pelican System
gives a hotel 100% rate control, with real-time information updates and
innovative Internet-based system was developed in response to the worldwide
interest from hoteliers for a means to maintain full control of room rates
and room inventory. The Pelican System addresses several common problems
faced by hotels wanting to increase occupancy rates and yield:
Distributing "last minute" rates to travel agents, corporate clients
and Internet users – To maximize yield and reduce the possibility of
unsold room-nights, hotels must adjust room rates on a weekly or even a
daily basis to conform to seasonal demand and prevailing markets. However,
many hotels have difficulty distributing new rates to large numbers of
travel agents, corporate clients, or Internet users. The Pelican system
can distribute announcements and other information instantly to agents
and clients throughout the world.
Losing control over room rates and room allotment – Agreements with
travel agencies and/or corporate clients often involve written contracts
valid for six to twelve months. The hotel is obliged to honor the lower
contracted rates even during periods of high market demand. Since these
contracts also allot a certain number of rooms to the client, the hotel
effective loses control over the disposition of these rooms during the
contract period. With Pelican, hotels need not enter into long-term contracts
to ensure room-night sales throughout the year.
Distributing room allotments – Manually issuing room allotments
to individual travel agents and corporate clients is costly, time-consuming,
and subject to error. The Pelican System solves this problem by automating
the allotment process. The hotel can determine room allotments for a specific
group or type of client, which can then be shared by hundreds or even thousands
of agents and corporate clients worldwide, optimizing room allocations
and providing equal opportunities to all clients.
Pelican System is user friendly and can increase dramatically the hotel’s
capacity to handle travel agents and/or corporate clients.
Distribution costs – Pelican System’s Internet-based technology
allows a hotel to make considerable savings in distribution expenses. Room
rates and allotments can be distributed globally at minimal cost.
Pelican System lets a hotel deal directly with travel agents and/or
corporate clients, eliminating unnecessary intermediaries.
Pelican System provides state-of-the-art technology at the fraction
of the cost of other reservation systems.
Pelican System is suitable for small or large, independent or franchised,
rated or non-rated hotels.
Pelican has offices in Germany, Spain, Italy, USA, Canada, Thailand,
Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia. For more information about Pelican
please email: email@example.com
or visit pelican web site at www.pelicansystem.com
Please visit us at ITB - 2004 (12 - 16 March 2004)
Hal 8.1 (Technology Hall) - Booth 107.
To make appointment please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org