roomsXML have continued to grow their hotel inventory through the addition of new wholesalers and continual improvement of their apartments feature.
Mark Luckey, MD of roomsXML Asia Pacific says The strong AUD, combined with greater optimism from Australian travellers has seen them going away for longer and showing greater interest at the luxury end of the market. For lengthy stays, apartments are a great way to control costs and have a home away from home experience.
Earlier this year roomsXML added the apartments feature which gives agents the ability to filter accommodation results on property types including hotels, motels, hostels, resorts, B&Bs and apartments. Luckey says It was a huge hit. We had massive agent sign ups, large numbers of apartment bookings and growing feedback on the destinations people were seeking apartments in.
Since going live, roomsXML has added more apartments in destinations including Switzerland, Singapore and this week, 81 apartments in New Zealand. Next stop, next week; Bali.
Increased interest in the luxury market saw roomsXML go live with a new supplier, strengthening the offering across brands such as MGM, Pebble Beach, Fairmont and Loews.
Its been a busy time for roomsXML; apartments, new wholesalers and this week, the launch of Trip in a Pocket.
Luckey says Agents have responded really well to our support not compete philosophy. We profit only when agents profit; we support them in providing the service that helps them keep their customers. Were investing in new ideas and concepts to grow our customer base and keep prices down without compromising on quality of service.
Over the coming months well be adding more hotels, launching new services and products which focus on growing business with Australian travel agents, working with them to grow their customer base and compete with OTAs. Were grateful for the support from Aussie and NZ agents and will continue to innovate and grow with them.
Stay tuned. Exciting times at roomsXML.
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