Hotelbeds has released new features on MaxiRoom, the global bedbank’s free hotel extranet launched in 2015 to maximise hotel occupancy through its distribution channels.
The new connectivity features on the MaxiRoom extranet allow the visualisation of fares and availability in real time for any hotel, offering hoteliers greater visibility of their inventory and allowing them to detect opportunities and make adjustments through connectivity. This functionality is said to ease and speed up product communication and optimisation.
The latest enhancements to its hotel extranet were driven by connectivity, which has become a key part of the tourism business, according to Adam Krzciuk Kuna, head of supplier connectivity partnerships.
“We are the first distributer to offer a screen where hoteliers can check the availability and connectivity rates that have with us at every moment. That is a great milestone for hotels that work according to the supplier integration model,” he said.
In addition, MaxiRoom offers information about an individual hotel’s performance in comparison with its local competitors, enabling hotels to improve their offer and contents to optimise productivity. The platform also provides hoteliers with the necessary information to make decisions about their pricing strategy.
Other features of MaxiRoom include a calendar where hoteliers can make rate and room type changes; a content management system to update the quality of information, images and offers; smart alerts to notify hotel partners of incomplete descriptions or lack of images, among others.