eRevMax completes 2-way XML integration with leading LATAM OTA Despegar
ORLANDO – eRevMax has completed integration with Despegar, the biggest online travel agency in LATAM. Accommodation providers using eRevMax distribution solutions, RateTiger, RTConnect and LIVE OS platform, will now be able to make Availability, Rate and Inventory (ARI) updates to the channel in real-time. Despegar partner properties will also benefit from eRevMax’s Reservation Delivery service, which facilitates automatic transfer of reservations booked at the channel directly to the hotel systems (CRS/PMS), thereby eliminating chances of missing reservations or overbookings.
Headquartered in Argentina, Despegar operating through Despegar and Decolar-branded sites, has the largest network in Latin America with presence in 21 countries, offering 150,000 properties across the continent. The OTA is the latest addition to the eRevMax Channel Ecosystem that connects hotels to over 200 global distribution channels.
“Our partnership with eRevMax provides properties with an easy to use interface to manage rates and allotments distributed through our sales channel. Updating rates and inventory will be much simpler and quicker. This will help our clients to significantly reduce time and tools they spend on managing rates and inventories,” said Christian Vilate, VP of accommodations, Despegar.
The online travel market is growing at the fastest rate in Latin America, accounting for around $30 billion according to eMarketer. Despegar is the dominant player with close to 60% market share.
“Latin America is one of our growth markets. This integration with Despegar will further strengthen our portfolio of online distributors available through the eRevMax Channel Ecosystem. Our mutual hotel customers will benefit as the data flow with Despegar will now be seamless and give them additional opportunities to improve booking conversion and increase online revenues,” said Ashis Saha, SVP – Project Management, eRevMax.
eRevMax is continuously developing its connectivity solutions to offer sophisticated real-time revenue management functionality to the hospitality industry. Based on dynamic pricing algorithms, eRevMax’s automated distribution channel management solutions help hotels update prices and inventory according to supply and demand changes across multiple sales channels in real-time. eRevMax’s Channel Ecosystem facilitates quality certified connectivity and relationship management services to support complex revenue generation strategies.