GTA, a world leader in the provision of ground travel products and services to the fully independent travel (FIT) industry has successfully completed two-way XML Application Program Interface (API) connectivity with RateGain, a leader in hospitality and Travel technology solutions to further expand connectivity options available to GTA’s large portfolio of hotel partners and help them maximize their revenue.
RateGain’s connectivity with GTA will help hotels to keep a check on their availability and update their rates from time to time. RateGain’s integrated solution set also enables accommodation providers to receive bookings generated on GTA directly into their property management systems.
“Our partnership with RateGain gives their subscribers an easy way to put their latest rates and availability in front of tens of thousands of travel-selling clients around the world,” said Martin Jones, Senior Vice President for Global Sourcing & Product Development, GTA
He further added, “Hotels rely on RateGain’s solutions to make it easier for them to work with a wide range of distributors like ourselves to manage rates and allotments and to present the most enticing offer to potential travelers. Now, with our new Supplier XML API, we are making it even easier for RateGain to connect to our systems, helping hotels benefit from our extraordinary reach. It means every hotel – whatever their size or budgets – can reach market and sell to new and existing consumers.”
According to Vishal Jain, CPO, RateGain, “We continue to embrace new technologies to enable hoteliers deliver better deals and service to their customers. GTA’s Supplier XML API will result in more efficient rate distribution, enhanced rate optimization and the streamlining of our connections. Our partnership with GTA is very important in confirming our ability to offer accommodation providers a diverse range of online booking networks that can really boost their business”.
RezGain, the next generation channel manager from RateGain, gives instant control over yield management allowing hotels to handle more product types while automating the distribution process. RezGain helps properties to optimizeonline revenue potential by distributing their availability across all relevant sales channels using pooled inventory and expanding their booking traffic.
RateGain is a leader in hospitality and travel technology solutions for revenue management decision support, rate intelligence, seamless electronic distribution and brand engagement helping customers around the world to streamline their operations and sales. RateGain global customer base comprises leading travel suppliers and intermediaries including airlines, hotels, cruise lines, car rental companies, online travel agents, tour operators and wholesalers. Since its inception in 2004, RateGain expertise in innovating solutions for the dynamic travel ecosystem has resulted in continuous growth and an established position as a thought-leader and trendsetter in the marketplace. For more information, visit www.rategain.com
Part of the Kuoni group, GTA is a worldwide wholesale travel provider with properties sourced from tens of thousands of travel suppliers in nearly 190 countries. It’s booking sites – GTA retail, Travel Cube, Travel Bound and Octopus Travel retail, as well as GTA wholesale – and XML system together bring hotels over 21,000 bookings every day. For more information, visit www.gta-travel.com
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