Channel Manager provides integrated access to the e-commerce giant Berlin, April 7, 2011: Cultuzz digital media GmbH, specialist in the field of online distribution for the hotel and travel industry and leading global provider for the hotel sales on eBay, cooperates with RateTiger provider eRevMax, to facilitate updating their offerings to hotels. Now, hoteliers eBay listings on their RateTiger can manage Channel Manager. With CultBay, Cultuzz is the world market leader in the sale of hotel products on eBay. The cooperation agreement, RateTiger offers the ability to manage rates and availability on eBay easily with the ChannelManager first channel management system. RateTiger Channel Manager uses the newly created, direct connection to the CultBay platform, which immediately updated eBay.
eBay is the leading online marketplace with worldwide 275 million users and processes 14% of the global e-commerce. Hoteliers must in addition to the strategic management of the traditional sales channels in time new Distribution facilities recognize to optimize their booking rate and its revenue,”explained Sascha Hausmann, CEO of eRevMax international. “eBay is the world’s largest e-commerce platform and offers enormous opportunities for the travel industry. Our integrated connection enables uncomplicated and direct updates, so that the management can be implemented by eBay without time-consuming.”Hotels use eBay already for several years successfully as a sales channel,” added Dr. Reinhard Vogel, founder and CEO of Cultuzz. The room sales through eBay opens up an enormous additional customer potential and allows hoteliers to generate valuable additional business in times of low utilization. Another advantage is that bookings via eBay basically be prepaid and are non-refundable in case of cancellation. The direct integration of our technology with RateTiger also makes the updating process and support hoteliers in the implementation of its price strategy.”eBay is as an additional distribution channel within the RateTiger solutions offered to sell rooms on the basis of the rules applicable to the platform such as auction or fixed price offer. Leading hotel chains sell their rooms already with Cultuzz’s technology on eBay, including Marriott, Renaissance, Hilton, Radisson Blu, Park Inn, intercontinental, Ramada worldwide, Choice Hotels International and Sol Melia, Swissotel Hotels & resorts and Millennium.