|Abacus, Raja Kamar team up behind hotel wholesale product.|
Wednesday, 20th June 2012
Source : Yeoh Siew Hoon
The battle for hotel content continues; Abacus International, in partnership with Indonesia-based Raja Kamar International, is rolling out a hotel wholesaler product, RoomDeal, which will give its agents access to the best nett rates firstly in Indonesia and then more markets as the product is rolled out.
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Citing the growing demand for such content across the region, Abacus’ vice president of marketing, Brett Henry (pictured below) said, “Raja Kamar is a key player in the hotel wholesale industry in Indonesia, which is the first market in which Abacus RoomDeal has been launched.
“With one of the widest networks in terms of major hotel wholesaler content, they were the natural choice in creating Abacus RoomDeal.”
RKI is the company behind the newly-rebranded site of rajakamar.com, an online hotel play offering hotels in Indonesia for domestic travellers. It is backed by the three major travel families of Indonesia – Panorama, Smailing and Dwidaya.
As an investor in Abacus RoomDeal, RKI will be powering the product with its content, technology and customer service. Scott Blume, CEO of RKI, said that this partnership was indicative of “Indonesians’ interest to not only invest domestically but also within the region”.
According to Henry, what makes Abacus RoomDeal different is that “agents receive access to the best nett rates provided by hotel wholesalers, allowing them to determine their own mark-ups, giving them more flexibility and control in the rates they provide to their customers.
“We have carefully selected the best local market wholesalers and now expose these rates to agents to help them drive better value for their customers as well as better profits for their agencies.
“Abacus RoomDeal also features full PNR integration with cancellation and refund capabilities and can be fully incorporated with mid-back office systems, making it simpler for agents to service their customers efficiently.
“All Abacus RoomDeal bookings can be accessed via Abacus VirtuallyThere and Tripcase, allowing travellers to manage their trips seamlessly in a single itinerary while on the go.”