SPI Software Expands Room Sales Optimization
with Interactive GDS and OTA Interfaces
The SPI two-way GDS/OTA interface allows potential guests to book reservations, modify or cancel existing ones. Permits resorts to update rate, availability, restrictions, and inventory information in real-time. The automated SPI Orange system updates ensure that management reports are always in parity between GDS/OTA channels. A central pool of inventory allows each timeshare property to sell through last available unit on any channel where there is demand. Using this channel management solution will allow resorts to maximize their revenue by increasing their distribution and driving more GDS/OTA bookings, while reducing costs and time spent updating rates and inventory across various channels.
The power of SPI’s integrated GDS and OTA solutions are evident in the distribution channel statistics. According to eMarkerter research, “worldwide digital travel sales will surpass $533 billion in 2015, a 13.3% increase from 2014.” Also, according to TravelClick GDS capability will “reach 1 million agents when they are in the process of booking a room.”
“As a comprehensive software developer for the timeshare resort industry, SPI is very pleased to offer integrated, online access to global GDS and OTA booking,” says George Stemper, CEO of SPI Software; through these interfaces, resorts can now have a seamless integration with world class channel management platforms to leverage available room inventory for optimized revenue.”