Russian Travel.ru (Oktogo) Integrates with eRevMax

Leading Russian online hotel booking agency Oktogo.ru, which re-branded as Travel.ru, has completed a two-way direct XML connection with eRevMax for seamless rate and booking management.

Hotel companies partnering with Oktogo.ru will now be able to make real-time availability, rates and inventory updates and receive bookings generated on these channels through eRevMax solutions directly into their property management system. Travel.ru will also benefit from eRevMax’s reservation delivery service, which facilitates the automatic transfer of reservations data booked through its site.

Following the two-way XML interface certification with eRevMax, Travel.ru joins the eRevMax Channel Ecosystem, thereby gaining access to a broader range of hotel products to complement their growth plans across Europe, and can expect to see improved booking conversion on existing accounts. Travel.ru has the largest database of hotels online in the Russian cities, with over 5,000 domestic properties and over 350,000 hotels worldwide.

Travel.ru (formerly Oktogo.ru) CEO Marina Kolesnik said: "We are glad to announce our partnership with eRevMax that shall help grow our hotel network both in Russia and CIS countries. I believe that our hotel partners and customers will also benefit from it, as eRevMax strives to deliver some of the most up-to-date rates and availability to online travel agencies while reducing scope for over-bookings."

Hotels can leverage Travel.ru for improving market reach in Russia, as the travel site is designed specifically for Russian travelers. Russia is one of the fastest growing online travel markets in Europe and was valued at more than $10bn in 2013. The website attracts more than a million unique visitors each month. This offers immense opportunities for accommodation providers to be exposed to a larger traveler base through eRevMax’s sophisticated, real-time channel management technologies, making sure they push availability, rates and inventory for improved online revenues.

eRevMax COO Greg Berman commented: "To meet the growing demand from Russian travelers, Travel.ru is rapidly increasing its supply in the main outbound markets. The partnership with them provides our customers with a more diverse range of distributors through the eRevMax Channel Ecosystem. This integration has already shown positive results and we aim to continue building our advanced channel connections to help the industry match supply with relevant demand in a timely manner."

The new functionality is available now to all existing accommodation providers of Travel.ru. eRevMax is developing its connectivity solutions to offer sophisticated real-time revenue management functionality to the hospitality industry. This includes solutions for the independent market and scaling-up through the tier one enterprise hotel groups. eRevMax’s Channel Eco-System facilitates quality, certified connectivity and relationship management services to support complex revenue generation strategies.

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