Now using STAAH’s product suite, the Wellington-based apartment and hotel accommodation provider is well placed to gain from a broadened distribution and improved bookings.
“As we increase our footprint, there is a need to update our technology, expand our channels of distribution and ensure a seamless path to conversion,” says Adam Cunningham from the Village Accommodation Group, the capital’s largest and best recognised commercial accommodation provider.
“STAAH is offering exactly that. Its strong, sustainable and unified platform helps us to manage and enhance our online reach more effectively, engage and maximise conversions,” he adds. “We now connect to a multitude of online travel agents (OTAs) and the largest consortium of travel sellers via STAAH’s Channel Manager and GDS by Sabre SynXis, and this has dramatically streamlined our online presence and improved bookings.”
STAAH comes on board as a partner for Village Accommodation’s complete consumer booking journey, powering its website that show off the group’s properties to the world and providing a seamless path to conversion with a completely customised booking engine.
“The user interface of STAAH’s products exemplifies simplicity at its best. It allows amazing operational flexibility while delivering an excellent guest experience,” adds Adam. “We also enjoy the fully local support we receive from the STAAH team.”
Village Accommodation Group provides quality accommodation in Wellington across seven properties in key locations around Wellington CBD. The group recently announced the acquisition of the iconic Ohtel on Oriental Parade into its boutique property portfolio. This will be the seventh Village Accommodation property in Wellington. The group caters to both business and leisure travellers through its properties that range from 3 to 5 stars.
“We are delighted to be the technology partner of choice for the Village Accommodation Group when it comes to the marketing and distribution of the hotel group’s rooms online presence,” says STAAH’s marketing director, Edwin Saldanha. “We are confident our solutions will allow the group to make their properties more visible and easily bookable by travellers everywhere around the world.”
STAAH’s real-time cloud-based channel manager provides properties with connections to more than 200 booking sites, payment gateways, property management systems and GDS. The channel manager led STAAH to power more than 4.6 million room nights for its 4300+ hotel customers across more than 70 countries over the 12 months to June 2017.
About Village Accommodation Group
Village Accommodation Group provides a range of accommodation options throughout New Zealand’s Capital. From studio apartments to four bedroom townhouses, there is something to suit every type of traveller, whether staying for business or for leisure. Each property is designed to give guests independence, comfort and security. Most have full kitchen and laundry facilities and all provide a relaxed space to live, work and socialise in.
About STAAH Ltd
STAAH Ltd is a New Zealand-based technology company that specialises in cloud-based channel management and booking engine for accommodation providers to maximise online revenue. Founded by Gavin Jeddo in 2008, a pioneer in the field of distribution technology, STAAH’s industry-leading technology powers a property’s distribution through online travel agencies (OTA), direct bookings and digital marketing services. STAAH has partners in more than 70 countries through its operations in New Zealand, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and UK.