Hotel Booking Solutions Incorporated (HBSI) has signed an agreement to deploy it’s Demand Management technologies and services at the Elite Island Resorts, a collection of unique beachfront properties in Antigua, Tortola, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, and Palm Island (The Grenadines).
Through HBSI’s Demand Gateway and Demand Manager applications, resort property managers can connect to and manage sales distribution channels through a single dashboard. HBSI’s solution allows customers to expose their room inventory to more sales channels while at the same time managing rates and availability in real-time rather than selling blocks of rooms annually.
Elite Island Resorts’ initial connections will be with vacation travel packagers Libgo and Travel Impressions with additional channels to follow from HBSI’s preconnected Demand Partner NetworkTM of leading distributors.
“Elite Island Resorts understands the increasing complexity of electronic distribution in the travel industry,” said Steve Heydt, Elite Island Resorts President. “Maximizing our presence on key distribution channels is vital to building a stronger distribution strategy.”
“With HBSI, Elite will be able to manage their most productive distribution channels from a single environment,” said Alan Young, HBSI Vice President of Supplier Sales. “And they can distribute inventory effectively across multiple channels at the appropriate time and rate resulting in higher profit.”
“Elite will eliminate managing wholesaler and tour operator reservations manually by delivering the reservations electronically to their proprietary central reservations system,” said Young. “And they will have the ability to ensure these channels have up-to-date rate and inventory, allowing them to sell more effectively and efficiently.”