TravelClick, the global provider of cloud-based and data-driven solutions for hotels to maximise revenue, and Vacatia, the resort marketplace for vacationing families and friends, announced today Vacatia’s completed integration into TravelClick’s channel management system through its new application programming interface (API), OTA Connect.
This follows the launch of TravelClick’s OTA Connect, which provides a connection for distribution partners to their channel management system and allows for hotels to provide inventory to the marketplace.
“We are excited that TravelClick and Vacatia have integrated, providing us with the ability to distribute availability, rates and inventory,” said Qiong Wang, director of rental distribution and marketing, Diamond Resorts International. “Diamond Resorts will be one of the first to pilot the new connection, and we look forward to the increased partnerships that TravelClick can integrate by utilising OTA Connect.”
“TravelClick’s new API enables us to continue adding resort partners and rental inventory to Vacatia’s rapidly growing resort marketplace,” added Caroline Shin, CEO and co-founder, Vacatia. “We are immediately leveraging this latest technology, allowing the resort industry to offer instantly bookable residence rentals at a faster pace.”“Vacatia was among the first of our partners to go live with the new API, which opens the door to a wider set of distribution partners that can now connect to TravelClick’s Channel Management solution,” concluded Curtis Brewer, senior vice president, reservations and web solutions, TravelClick. “OTA Connect allows us to be more agile and makes it easier for hotels to connect with OTAs, regional or niche distribution partners, wholesalers, vacation rental groups and tour operators.”
Going forward, OTA Connect will provide fast and reliable integrations from a hotel to an online travel agency that can include availability, rates, inventory and reservation delivery services. OTA Connect allows for a standardised integration for a multitude of distribution channels on a scalable level.