|April 13, 2004 - Pelican Hotel E-distribution and Reservation system
recently announced the launch of www.hoteldealdirect.com,
a web-based facility providing a direct connection between hotels and retail
agents. Through www.hoteldealdirect.com, hotels will be able to build their
own global network of travel agents, using the advanced database and security
technology of the Pelican system to distribute confidential room rate and
allotment information to large numbers of pre-approved recipients.
Through www.hoteldealdirect.com retail travel agents, like the general public, will be able to view descriptions of hotel facilities and other relevant information. However, if the agent wishes to obtain special room rates and allotments, he or she can apply to become a member of that hotel’s network of retail agents. Upon approval, the hotel will issue the agent with a login/ password combination granting secure access to relevant room rate and room allotment information. Agents will be able to make direct bookings through the hotel’s own website without the need to manually negotiate confidential rates or confirm room availability.
www.hoteldealdirect.com is pioneering “Online contracting”, which allows hotels to share room allotments among large numbers of agents and clients, adjusting allotment shares “on-the-fly” by accepting reservation requests on a “first-come-first-served” basis. Secure transaction technology allows hotels to distribute promotional room rates and other confidential information to hundreds of pre-authorized agents and corporate clients at a fraction of the cost of facsimile or surface mail.
“Online contracting” has the potential to redefine the hospitality industry. By eliminating the need for numerous intermediaries between hotel and guest, hotels can offer increased service levels and explore new markets, while guests can enjoy better, direct rates and more flexibility in travel arrangements.
www.hoteldealdirect.com gives participating hotels numerous benefits, including:
Pelican is an Internet-based reservation system designed to manage all types of bookings, whether made directly by guests or through travel agents and corporate clients.
For internet users ( direct guests ) Pelican will provide instant confirmation of reservations made through the hotel web site, and will notify the hotel’s reservation department though automatically generated e-mail messages.
For travel agents and corporate clients Pelican offers a feature called “Online Contracting,” which eliminates the need for paper-based, fixed-term contracts, allowing the hotel to set and adjust rates and allotments instantly according to seasonal period, special events, or unexpected demand.
Pelican system provides a secure link to agents and clients, allowing hotels to distribute confidential trade rates to pre-authorized recipients, and to share allotments among many agents and clients on a “first-come-first-served” basis. Each agent or client accesses the system directly from the hotel’s own web site with a unique login/password combination, allowing the hotel to assign each user to a specific group, and to determine the information and privileges each group will receive.
With Pelican system, the hotel has complete control at all times, and can easily monitor activity through instantly generated summaries and full reports.
For more detail about how Pelican system can assist your hotel please visit our web site at www.pelicansystem.com
Hotelexchange.com Pte Ltd
|Also See:||How Online Contracting Can Maximize Hotel Revenue / H. Liman, Director of Pelican system / March 2004|
|Unlock the Power of Your Hotel Web Site / H. Liman, Director of Pelican system / March 2004|
|'Online Contracting' Increases Travel Agent Production and Support; Allows Hotels to Set Rates and Allotments As the Situation Demands / March 2004|
|New Hotel E-distribution & Reservation System Offers Automated Room Rate and Allotment Management / February 2004|