OYO Hotels & Homes has linked its first group of hotels in the UK to Sabre‘s SynXis Central Reservations System, after a global partnership was signed between OYO and software and technology provider Sabre.

Over 80 OYO hotels in the UK  are now linked to all major GDSs through Sabre’s hospitality solutions.

These hotels represent over 2,500 rooms.

Besides direct channels, SynXis Central Reservations optimises global distribution channels. Through direct connections and switch partners, it allows scale and operational efficiency by offering rates and inventory to all major GDS systems and online travel agencies (OTAs).

Due to the addition of OYO hotels to SynXis Platform, hotels can be booked through Sabre’s own GDS as well as others, corporates, travel management companies, and around 900,000 travel agents and tour operators across the world.

This increases the distribution channels and revenue opportunities for the selected properties.

The intention is to make further UK OYO properties available to book via Sabre’s SynXis Platform, as the portfolio continues to grow and as more hotels reopen following lockdown restrictions.

Oyo Europe head Rishabh Gupta said: “We are delighted that a wide range of OYO’s UK hotels are now bookable via Sabre’s SynXis CRS, making it easier for international and domestic corporates, travel agents and travel management companies, among others, to book our affordable accommodation around the UK.

 “Many of our properties have immediate availability for key workers and business travelers, as permitted under current lockdown measures; and we also look forward to securing more group and leisure bookings through the trade as hospitality begins to reopen in the coming months.”

Sabre Hospitality Solutions SVP and global managing director for commercial Frank Trampert said: “OYO’s new partnership with Sabre will drive a new distribution strategy in the UK, which will support OYO’s asset partners and wider business goals.

 “Our innovative hospitality technology solutions and enhanced connectivity will open up increased revenue opportunities for OYO hotel owners, allowing them to significantly broaden their reach, while giving travel agents access to a more diverse range of hotel products and ancillaries.

“We look forward to working closely with OYO as it benefits from the SynXis Platform’s distribution and retailing solutions.  As it increases its hotel inventory, this will help deliver new opportunities, grow geographic reach and increase bookings over the coming years as we see the recovery of UK and international travel.”