The premier travel and tourism event of the Middle East, the 'Arabian Travel Market' was held from the 6th to the 9th May 2008 at the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre. It was organized under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, and under the auspices of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Government of Dubai.
The 15th Arabian Travel Market (ATM) successfully brought together hospitality professionals from over 108 countries. At this prestigious event, Avenues' South-Asia's largest integrated ecommerce company announced that it received a positive response from visiting delegates. During the travel mart, 10 properties signed on for ResAvenue, the Online Reservation System for hoteliers and many more expressed their interest in signing on in the near future. Many hotels were also interested in signing up for the latest solution from the Avenue Group - ResAvenue Extranet, the Inventory Distribution Network.
ResAvenue is a plug-and-play multi-lingual booking engine that integrates directly into the hotels website and enables them to confirm reservations online in real time. This includes a real-time, multi-currency credit card payment-collection facility, which helps the hotelier close the sale on the hotel website itself. Moreover, hoteliers will be able to manage their inventory allocation and sales across multiple sales channels such as GDS, IDS, offsite sales offices, intermediaries and corporate partners through a single window i.e. ResAvenue. However, the key attraction for most hoteliers is 'No Investment' factor i.e. hoteliers can integrate ResAvenue with their hotel websites at 'Zero Setup Cost'. Another, selling point is the Free Connectivity to the GDS and IDS.
ResAvenue Extranet gives hoteliers an instant direct route to the massive online and offline travel market. ResAvenue Extranet hotel’s can reach out to thousands of online and offline travel agents across the world. They get access to fantastic promotional tools to increase occupancy rates. Moreover, there are no charges to set up an account with the ResAvenue® Extranet. Once the hotel is on-line and live on the ResAvenue® Extranet, there are no annual fees or service costs.
Hotels that signed up at ATM, Dubai
- York International Dubai
- Seven Sands Hotel Apartments
- Belvedere Court Hotel Apartments
- Nojoum Hotel Apartments
- Gillani Hotel Apartments
- Shera Hotel Apartments
- Xclusive Hotel Apartments
- Rolla Residence
- Al Shams Plaza
- Grand Palace Hotel Apartments
- Royal Plaza Hotel Apartments