The API gives channel managers, intermediaries and hotels – from independents to small groups and chains – an easy to use and seamless point of access to GTA’s systems. RateGain has incorporated the API into its RezGain channel management platform. RateGain’s hospitality and travel technology solutions, that help customers around the world to streamline their operations and sales, will be further enhanced thanks to the new connection. It means that when hotels update rates and availability, the information is immediately available to tens of thousands of travel selling businesses using GTA’s booking systems.
“Our partnership with RateGain gives their customers an easy way to put their latest rates and availability in front of tens of thousands of travel-selling clients around the world,” says Martin Jones, GTA’s Senior Vice President for Global Sourcing & Product Development.
“Hotels rely on RateGain’s solutions to make it easier for them to work with a wide range of distributors like ourselves and manage rates and allotments to present the most enticing offer to potential travellers. Now, our Supplier XML API makes 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.”
Commenting on the new connection Vishal Jain, RateGain’s CPO, said: “We continue to embrace new technologies to enable hoteliers deliver better deals and service to their customers. The Supplier XML API will result in more efficient rate distribution, enhanced rate optimization and the streamlining of our connection. 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”.
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. Its booking sites – GTA retail, TravelCube, Travel Bound and Octopus Travel retail, as well as GTA wholesale – and XML system together bring hotels over 21,000 bookings every day.