ChannelRUSH is a service that allows hotel and lodging supplier management to update their room inventory and rates in a single platform that in turn communicates with multiple consumer websites like Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz and now ReserveDirect, an online travel and reservation company that focuses on individual destinations.
Since each of these consumer websites have its own inventory management system, managing these distribution channels can be time consuming for hotel staff. Many lodging companies utilize ChannelRUSH to help them save time with inventory management by interfacing with these multiple management systems, allowing hotel management to update their inventory in a variety of channels through a single platform, saving an immense amount of time.
Since ReseveDirect is now one of the available channels within the ChannelRUSH interface, lodging suppliers can maximize their sales by utilizing ReserveDirect’s unique, “local expert” reservation service in a variety of expanding markets.
“With the number of our clients currently working with ReserveDirect, in addition to the number of markets that ReserveDirect is now in and adding, we felt this was an important channel to add to our system,” said Adam Peppler, Director of ChannelRUSH. “Plus, ReserveDirect’s interface and web service system was easy to integrate and provides some of the fastest response times in the industry,” he continued.
“ChannelRUSH has been a great partner to work with for the initial launch of our channel management features,” said ReserveDirect’s President, John Johnson. “By expanding their distribution channels to a variety of quality travel reservation services, they’ve certainly got their clients’ best interests in mind.”
With this working relationship in place, ReserveDirect and ChannelRUSH can collectively provide more online sales for lodging suppliers, which is beneficial in the weakened travel economy.
ReserveDirect has provided booking engine technology since 2001 for a number of U.S. destinations including Branson, Missouri; Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee; and Orlando, Florida. ReserveDirect also operates its own consumer booking engines in each of these destinations, as well as services for Silver Dollar City and Dollywood.