NEW YORK, July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TravelClick, a global provider of innovative cloud-based solutions that enable hotels to grow revenue, today announced that it has expanded its partnership with TripAdvisor to offer TripConnect™ instant booking to their iHotelier Web 3.0 booking engine customers. TripConnect instant booking makes it possible for independent hotels to generate bookings directly on TripAdvisor. TravelClick is now a certified TripConnect Premium Partner.
TripConnect instant booking is a powerful new way for independent properties to leverage the world's largest travel site to acquire more bookings directly and to manage the relationship with their guest from the moment the reservation is made. Instant booking enables a seamless hotel booking experience without leaving the TripAdvisor site. The reservations are delivered to the hotel, powered by TravelClick's iHotelier® central reservation system.
Through TravelClick's Premium Partner certification, its independent hotel clients will now be able to acquire bookings directly from their property page on TripAdvisor. Properties pay a commission for bookings after the guest has completed their stay.
"TravelClick helps hoteliers generate more revenue by providing access to customer demand through our unique partnerships," said Scott Koehler, Senior Vice President, Product & Operations of TravelClick. "Expanding our relationship with TripAdvisor will provide more opportunities for hotels to drive direct bookings from TripConnect instant booking."
"TripConnect instant booking is a major focus for us because it provides hoteliers with the ability to both market and generate direct bookings for their property directly through TripAdvisor," said Maud Larpent, Director, Direct Connect Development, TripAdvisor. "We're pleased to be collaborating with TravelClick to make this product available to those hoteliers around the world who rely on TravelClick to manage their demand strategy to drive revenue."
TravelClick (TravelClick.com) provides innovative cloud-based solutions for hotels around the globe to grow their revenue, reduce costs and improve performance. TravelClick offers hotels world-class reservation solutions, business intelligence products, and comprehensive media and marketing solutions to help hotels grow their business. With local experts around the globe, we help more than 38,000 hotel clients in over 160 countries drive profitable room reservations through better revenue management decisions, proven reservation technology and innovative marketing. Since 1999, TravelClick has helped hotels leverage the web to effectively navigate the complex global distribution landscape. TravelClick has offices in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Barcelona, Dubai, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Orlando, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. Follow us on twitter.com/TravelClick and facebook.com/TravelClick.
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 225 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4.9 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, December 2014
**Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q1 2015