RateGain Travel Technologies | February 22, 2022
RateGain Travel Technologies Limited, a global SaaS company for travel and hospitality, has announced a strategic partnership with Hopper – the world's fastest-growing mobile-first travel marketplace. This new partnership will connect Hopper to hospitality chains globally and will enable reservations made via certain Hopper Cloud partners to flow through RateGain's Connectivity Switch platform.
Hopper aims to leverage RateGain's technology with its comprehensive demand and supply network to deliver unique travel booking experiences to users as well boost visibility and hotel bookings across continents. As travelers start planning their trips again – mobile apps like Hopper are preferred by digitally savvy and "on-the-go" younger travel consumers searching for the best deals.
Besides connectivity, Hopper also leverages RateGain's competitive pricing intelligence product for Hotels and Car Rentals worldwide to stay ahead in the market. The actionable insights help them respond proactively to market changes at a granular level. RateGain continues to add value for Hopper through product enhancements like AI-driven room mapping, API Integration, competitive intelligence from mobile app, devices, meta channels, etc.
Commenting on the partnership, Chinmai Sharma, President - Americas, RateGain, said, Consumer behavior has undergone a 360-degree shift. The lines between travel and work are surely blurring. Digital-first travel companies like Hopper extend more flexibility to their customers by connecting the right supply with the right demand. We are happy to play our part in this exciting phase of human evolution. RateGain's Connectivity Switch platform ensures seamless connectivity to supply that delivers a smooth booking experience for travelers completing bookings on Hopper.
"One quality we liked in RateGain was our mutual synergies. They've built a strong travel and hospitality company on the back of cutting-edge technology platforms – and have more than three decades of expertise in the distribution space. This connectivity would eventually open doors for all our supply partners to tap into 400+ demand partners on RateGain, including leading OTAs, regional players, metasearch engines, GDSs, etc. We hope this partnership would ultimately fuel the recovery for not just our partners and customers, but the industry as a whole,"
- David Lewis, Head of Hotel Supply, Hopper.
RateGain Travel Technologies Limited is a global provider of SaaS solutions for travel and hospitality that works with over 2200+ customers in over 100+ countries helping them accelerate revenue generation through acquisition, retention and wallet share expansion. RateGain works with Top 23 of 30 Hotel Chains, Top 25 of 30 Online Travel Agents and all the top car rentals including 8 Global Fortune500 companies. For more information, please visit www.rategain.com
Hopper is the world's fastest-growing mobile-first travel marketplace. By leveraging massive amounts of data and machine learning, the company has developed several unique fintech solutions that help customers save money and travel better. Through its B2B initiative, Hopper Cloud, the company is syndicating its fintech solutions, infrastructure, and agency content. To find out more about Hopper, visit hopper.com
FCM Travel Solutions | March 10, 2021
With the worldwide pandemic causing a seismic shift in the business travel industry, FCM has focused on it to address clients' problem areas and their travel programs by putting resources into new technology, rapid implementation, enhanced account management, and sustainable and secure travel.
FCM's strong new look is intended to grandstand the brands' particularly adaptable and unpredictable way to deal with giving lithe travel management services to its clients internationally and locally. The start to finish rebrand has been dispatched in 97 nations across all sites, customer communications, and social media platforms.
A core component of the declaration is that FCM is moving forward with the advancement of a notable exclusive technology that straightforwardly focuses on clients' trouble spots with current and heritage corporate travel technology. The in-house stage is an omnichannel offering that is being created following broad examination universally among clients to understand the various worries of their bookers, travelers, and managers. Discoveries of this exploration uncovered clients need a sweeping stage that is predictable across all business sectors, yet in addition completely adaptable with a positive client experience and straightforward UI.
FCM’s global chief technology officer Adrian Lopez said the vision for the platform is based on addressing six key pillars: a globally consistent booking experience; always available travel assistance; traveller safety and wellbeing support; sustainability; AI powered reporting and savings, and flexible integration capabilities.
“The development of FCM Platform’s core experience is already well advanced, including a new proprietary online booking solution planned for key markets and integration of AI enhanced chatbot tool Sam as the digital ‘avatar’, providing live chat and real-time assistance across all of the platform’s channels,” said Lopez.
With powered-up features like AI powered reporting, allowing a search experience similar to that of Google for actionability of data, customers in several regions around the globe have a lot to look forward to as they begin testing the FCM Platform prior to the first phase of onboarding later this year.
“We are very excited to unveil FCM’s new brand and also to reveal that 2021 will be a landmark year with the launch of our ground-breaking proprietary technology platform,” said Marcus Eklund, global managing director in FCM.
Trivago | January 15, 2021
Trivago acquires Weekend.com, a Germany-based startup - and online travel service - focusing on travelers who are searching for short breaks.
Explicit terms of deal - a 100% share takeover - have not been unveiled.
It is the first acquisition for convenience search site Trivago since it purchased TripBuddy, an AI-led personalization engine, in May 2018.
The arrangement is being heralded as a chance for Trivago to put its "marketing and product expertise" into the Weekend.com brand and offer hotel content.
The 2016-established bundle travel out startup claims to have deals accessible for 30,000 hotels in 400 objections, selling on the two its site and mobile applications in business sectors including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, U.K. furthermore, the U.S.
The organization was made by Tobias Boese, Ralf Usbeck and Tom Hulser.