Hotels are Now Much Less Likely to Lose Direct Customers to OTAs

/Hotels are Now Much Less Likely to Lose Direct Customers to OTAs

Hotels are Now Much Less Likely to Lose Direct Customers to OTAs

|2015-06-16T09:14:48-05:00June 16th, 2015|

Charlottesville, Virginia (June 16, 2015) – Potential guests booking their rooms directly on the hotel’s website are now much less likely to abandon the check-out screen and book with an OTA, thanks to new functionality available through the hotel booking engine provided by Regatta Travel Solutions. Through an integration with Triptease, Regatta can now show the potential guest the rates available on OTA sites throughout the booking process and on the check-out screen, eliminating doubt from the customer’s mind about whether they will find a better rate elsewhere.

“The best part about this tool is that if a lower rate is available on an OTA site, Triptease will actually direct the customer to call so that we can match the lower rate,” said Ashwin Kamlani, Founder & CEO of Regatta Travel Solutions. “Hotels can now significantly reduce the bleeding by keeping customers who are already on their websites from being lured away to book on a major OTA site.”

“This new feature is exactly what hotels need to protect their direct bookings,” said Gerardo Garcia, VP of E-Commerce for Palace Resorts. “We all know that customers are shopping around on several different websites before they book. This just does all the work for the guest so they don’t even have to leave my website. We are continually impressed with the level of innovation and partnerships from Regatta to help us increase our direct booking volume.”

Visit Regatta Travel Solutions during the upcoming HITEC show in Austin, Texas.

About Regatta Travel Solutions

Regatta Travel Solutions offers a patent-pending booking solution for hotels and attractions that incorporates booking capability never seen before in the industry.  The system is widely used by independent hotels and hotel chains to increase direct booking volume.  Regatta also provides a private label Online Travel Agency platform, used by DMOs (Destination Marketing Organizations) across the globe, as well as a sophisticated sports housing platform. Visit www.regattatravelsolutions.com for more details.

Contact: Holly Settle, Public Relations

[email protected]/434 806 7653

About Triptease

Triptease (www.triptease.com) is a SaaS company that builds digital tools that create better experiences and relationships between hotels and guests. In 2015 Triptease launched Price Check, a widget for booking engines that encourages travellers to book direct. 
The company was co-founded by Charlie Osmond, UK Young Entrepreneur of the Year and member of The British Airways Business Advisory Board, Alasdair Snow, named in TTG's Tomorrow's Travel Leaders 30 under 30, and Alexandra Zubko, former Head of Strategy at Intercontinental Hotels Group and winner of IHIF Young Person Leader Award. Triptease won European Travel Innovator of the Year at Phocuswright Europe 2015. 

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