Hospitality Solutions News | February 02, 2023
Retro Hospitality, a Virginia-based hospitality firm, has chosen Tambourine, a digital marketing company working with resorts, hotels, and tourism destinations, to reinvent the digital experience for Quirk Hotels.
Retro Hospitality aimed to bring art and design-focused boutiques to the limelight of its digital story following the addition of a second location in Charlottesville, Virginia, in March of 2020. To introduce potential guests to both properties, Tambourine designers created a dual splash page experience for Quirk Hotels. The user can then switch between the Charlottesville and Richmond locations on the website.
Tambourine is a digital marketing firm reshaping the hospitality industry with custom-integrated marketing solutions for resorts, hotels, and destinations worldwide. The firm’s prominence in the market for independent and branded hotels is a testament to its core values, which include raising standards for hotel website design, a customer-first approach, and making performance digital marketing simpler and more lucrative for its valued partners.
Diego Rodriguez, Design Lead at Tambourine, shared, "We wanted to enrich the brand narrative by linking both properties, but we also wanted to give each property an individual user experience." He added, "We strived to design a website that embodies the beautiful in-person experience. Tambourine was part of the original Quirk Hotels launch in Richmond, so we are excited to see the original vision expanded upon."
(Source – PR Newswire)
Tambourine was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is an award-winning digital marketing agency that drives demand, revenue, and brand awareness in the hospitality industry. The firm is a valuable partner for elite hoteliers, hotel management, and asset management firms looking to outperform their competitors, increase bottom-line profitability, and reduce OTA reliance. Using the best-in-class technology, the company's comprehensive managed service program maximizes traffic and conversions across all digital channels to empower properties.
Plusgrade | February 01, 2023
On January 31, 2023, Plusgrade announced the acquisition of UpStay, a fast-expanding provider of upgrade and auxiliary revenue solutions for the hospitality industry.
UpStay helps hundreds of hotels in 17 different countries make more money by giving their guests more value. Meanwhile, this integration strengthens its five global travel ventures, adding hotel upgrades and other innovative ancillaries to its ancillary revenue and loyalty products. As a result, it expects to generate about $5 billion in new revenue opportunities for its partners in 2023.
Ken Harris, CEO of Plusgrade, said, "The acquisition of UpStay is another step forward for our vision and mission of becoming the Global Ancillary Revenue Powerhouse. We have been accelerating this mission through a series of innovations, launches and acquisitions, and have come into 2023 as a powerhouse for the global travel industry. We are thrilled to have the UpStay team join us, and look forward to tapping into their expertise and innovative technology to bring even more value to our now 200+ airline, hospitality, cruise, rail and financial services partners around the world."
(Source - Cision PR Newswire)
Tzafrir Blonder, CEO of UpStay, expressed, "This is an exciting day for UpStay. After 4 years of incredible growth and success, we are thrilled to be joining forces with Plusgrade to invest further in our product offerings and enhance our ability to drive ancillary revenue for our partners through upselling additional on-property amenities and services. I look forward to continuing to lead the hospitality ancillaries vertical in the company, as we grow with Plusgrade in 2023 and beyond."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Plusgrade, one of the leading technology companies providing ancillary revenue solutions in the global travel industry, has partnered with about 140 airlines, hotels, cruise lines, financial services companies, and passenger rails worldwide since 2009. Headquartered in Montreal, it assists companies in creating new revenue streams and travel experiences for their guests and passengers. It maximizes the return on unsold premium inventory through the customer journey. The company provides travel partners with incremental ancillary revenue and merchandising strategies by introducing new products, loyal branding, and customer satisfaction.
Mondee | January 31, 2023
On January 30, 2023, Mondee Holdings Inc., a next-generation marketplace driven by technology that enables growth in a $1 trillion sector of the travel market, introduced an innovative affiliate program named Mondee Affiliate Network.
As the travel industry recovers from the pandemic's impact, Mondee acknowledges the need for a new approach to assist travel affiliates, agencies, and experts in resolving their growth challenges. The Mondee Affiliate Network is a unique program created to help gig workers, travel experts, and agencies thrive in the flourishing experiential travel market.
Driven by Mondee's advanced technology, the program offers affiliates an exclusive arrangement with enhanced revenue opportunities and tools to expand their product line-up, increase profitability, and remain competitive in an ever-changing market. In addition, this model benefits suppliers, experts, and travelers. Suppliers will receive efficient management for closed user group content and targeted distribution. At the same time, experts and travelers will gain exclusive access to a broader range of products and improved revenue opportunities on travel content such as hotel stays, airfare, and ancillaries.
Prasad Gundumogula, Chairman, CEO, and Founder at Mondee, shared, "We are excited to introduce the Mondee Affiliate Network, a cost-effective solution for travel agencies, experts and affiliates looking to recover from the pandemic and become more competitive in the ever-changing market." He added, "The program creates an exclusive relationship between Mondee and its customers, accelerates Mondee's market share penetration immediately into the air and hotel industries and positions the company as a leading provider of complete travel content and experiences to travel agents and affiliate groups globally."
(Source – GlobeNewswire)
About Mondee Holdings, Inc.
Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Austin (Texas), Mondee Holdings, Inc. is a group of notable travel service, technology, and content companies bringing disruptive innovation to the leisure, corporate, and retail travel markets. It provides a groundbreaking technology platform of mobile, SaaS, and cloud products and services to a global customer base, handling over 50 million daily searches and billions of dollars in transactional volume each year. Its network includes more than 50,000 gig economy workers and leisure travel advisors, 500+ airlines, and over one million vacation rentals and hotels.