Independent hotels boosted by Caption’s PMS deal

Singapore-based Caption Hospitality has completed two-way interface with eRevMax, the channel management company, in a move that will enhance the competitiveness of independent hotels.

Under the new arrangement, Caption Hospitality’s Crono PMS (property management system) will be able to offer automated channel management and reservation delivery to standalone hotels across the Asia Pacific region.

It will also enable accommodation providers connected to the Crono PMS to distribute their availability and pricing directly to major third party booking sites. Rates and inventory will automatically be updated across all connected online sales channels, including the GDS, online travel agencies and metasearch channels.

eRevMax helps hotel manage their booking channels
eRevMax helps hotel manage their booking channels

Caption Hospitality’s Crono PMS is a “single-hotel software” designed especially for independent hotels.

“Lower tier travel accommodation providers in developing countries have been facing challenges trying to strive for business in the online world,” said Larry Chua, co-founder of Caption Hospitality.

“Through this partnership, we are solving technology challenges for hotel owners through a solution that is simple and easy to operate. Using a single control panel on Caption Hospitality’s Crono, they will be connected to multiple online travel agents globally with the help of eRevMax.”

Ashis Saha, eRevMax’s senior vice president of project management, commented; “Our interface with Caption Hospitality’s Crono PMS provides independent  hoteliers the best way to manage online channels cost effectively without worrying about maintaining online inventory manually across each booking website.

“A greater number of hotels can now leverage the benefits of our Channel Ecosystem while streamlining their distribution efforts. The secure XML connection ensures live rate and inventory updates as well as booking data retrieval, thereby keeping the hotel PMS updated at all times.”

eRevMax operates a series of channel management and distribution products, including RateTiger, RTConnect and LIVE OS.

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