Hotel Online  Special Report

Barcelona Hotels Use RateTiger
to Manage 3rd party Websites
October  2005 - Barcelona - Online distribution has developed itself to be one of the most important segments over the last 4 years for the Barcelona hotel market. It is very complex to manage as many hotels work with a great number of portals, ranging from 20 to 40. It can become a labyrinth impossible to control, especially when trying to implement rate parity with all the different commission structures.

Many of the hotels in Barcelona are now managing their online distribution with RateTiger by eRevMax. RateTiger Allocator, a channel management solution, allows hotels to update their rates and availability for all portals simultaneously from only one screen.

‘For us RateTiger has been a true salvation. Tasks that were taking hours of work before and gave us many headaches, can now be done with one simple single click. The time savings are considerable. Being a practically new hotel in the market, 40% of our revenues during peak tourist season are generated through 3rd party websites. This is why we value RTAllocator to be a good investment with which we will continue to work in the future.’ says Marc Camps, general manager at Hotel Icaria.

‘We started using RateTiger 7 months ago after hearing the positive results our competitors were having with this solution. Basically our goal was to reach more consumers by working with more websites, but without having to increase the time spend on updating rates and availability. The time savings are enormous and the result very positive. At the same time we have been able to truly implement a rate parity strategy accros all our distribution channels, which has been a real challenge before.’ says Cristina Reus, general manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona.

‘RTAllocator simplifies the process of updating rates and availability, allowing us to spend more time on market analysis. I recommend them on the service level they provide, their technical support team comes back to you with a solution meeting the needs of your hotels individual distribution strategy within 2 hours.’, says Ildefonso Moyano, Sales Director at Hotel Barcelona Princess.

‘We are working with over 50 hotels in Barcelona, ranking from properties with 40 rooms to the larger ones, both independent and chains hotels. Our success in the Spanish market can attributed to the fact that RTAllocator besides connecting to the global 3rd party websites also interfaces with regional and local portals like BarcelonaOnline, Transhotel y Bancotel.’, says Patrick Landman of eRevMax Technologies.

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Also See: Lucien Barrière Group Chooses RateTiger to Manage 3rd Party Websites / September 2005
Channel Management - Controlling eCommerce Distribution / August 2005
How to Implement Rate Parity / August 2005
Spanish Hotel Chains Set-out Internet Distribution Strategy / June 2005
How to Increase Your Hotel's Internet Revenue / May 2005
TOP INTERNATIONAL Hotels and TOP City&CountryLine Hotels Choose RateTiger for its Hotels to Manage Extranet Websites / May 2005
Best Western GB Recommends RATE TIGER Online Distribution Management Tool to Member Hotels / December 2004
Italian Hotel Chain Starhotels Makes Strategic Decision On How to Manage Online Distribution Channels / October 2004
Park Plaza Hotel Europe Makes Strategic Decision on Managing e-commerce Distribution, Using RateTiger / September 2004

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