"Hotel Deal Direct" ~ A Program Designed to Facilitate Direct Relationships between Hotels and Thousands of Retail Travel Agents in 106 Countries

Jan 06 , 2004
Pelican Hotel E-distribution System and www.hotelexchange.com announce the launch of "Hotel Deal Direct," a program designed to facilitate direct relationships between Pelican hotels and the 5000 retail travel agents in 106 countries affiliated with Hotelexchange.

Under the "Hotel Deal Direct" program, participating Pelican hotels will allow approved agents to have direct access to proprietary information such as room rates and room allotments, enabling both the agent and hotel to take full advantage of current market conditions. The Pelican system's state-of-the-art security and unlimited flexibility allows hotels to determine range of access for individual agents with complete confidence. Agents will be able book directly to the limit set by their allotment, which can be adjusted at any time by the hotel to reflect changes in demand. With the Pelican system, hotels can manage thousands of retail agents and corporate client accounts with minimal administrative cost. By changing marketing strategy to reflect current conditions, hotels will gain complete control over room rates and room allotment. Unlike other systems,

Pelican is designed for use with travel agents and corporate clients as well as Internet consumers. Pelican's benefits include: Internet Consumers - can access your hotel's web site to make individual reservations with instant confirmation. Pelican system will send an automated email to your reservation staff for every confirmed booking, eliminating lag time and the need for manual confirmation. Travel agents and corporate clients - will gain access to confidential trade room rates and room allotments, reducing the need to manually confirm special rates and allotments with each client. Rates and allotments can be pre-determined on an individual basis, and the hotel can ensure confidentiality by specifying the precise information available to each agent or client.

The Pelican system enables hotels to maintain thousands of client accounts while retaining full control over rates and allotment and reducing administration costs. Room allotment management - can be streamlined and enhanced, enabling hotels to fine-tune allotments to conform to current market conditions.

Using Pelican's first-come, first-served capabilities, the hotel can monitor reservation activity and transfer unused room allotments from low-yield to high-yield clients. Real-time situation updates also minimize the possibility of over-booking or unsold room nights due to administrative error or misallocation. Distribution channels - can be expanded through listing your hotel on our network of affiliates, which include www.hotelexchange.com for retail agents and www.hotel4stay.com for Internet users.