Hotel group will use online direct booking solutions for offline travel agencies, wholesalers and corporate travel intermediaries.
The Mulia Hotels & Resorts (MUHR) is a leading independent award winning luxury hotel group comprising 5 properties in Indonesia with a total room count of 1,700.
Trip Affiliates Network (TA Network) is a leading cloud-based technology solutions provider in the travel and hospitality sector. Its high-performance distribution and turnkey solutions, facilitated with robust connectivity and digital payment services, bring together Asia Pacific hotels, travel wholesalers, operators and destination management companies in a single open travel ecosystem.
This latest partnership will enable MUHR to access TA Network’s online direct booking solutions for offline travel agencies, wholesalers and corporate travel intermediaries . MUHR will use the full functionality of lead time, booking windows or stay pattern promotion, whilst managing dynamic rates with their agents and wholesalers at the same functionality level as OTAs.
The TA Network platform is designed to leverage on technology solutions adopted by hotels. TA Network Partners can facilitate their direct connectivity, automate their inventory and payment management processes with their traditional offline contractors, which would otherwise require both parties to manually update their booking inventory and retrieve booking confirmations. This also eliminates overbooking/under-booking issues associated with room allotments as well as potential human errors in manually maintaining hotel contracts. In addition, TA Network’s digital payment solutions empower hotel clients with virtual card or virtual bank account services to process payments from their global contractors designed to minimise cross border and FX fees.
Bagus Artadi, Director – Revenue & Digital Distribution of The Mulia Hotel said, “TA Network solutions has enabled Mulia Hotels & Residences to manage the conservative wholesale contract digitally which makes our B2B distribution more efficient and effective. Additionally, we will have access to business opportunities to work with several major channels integrated with the TA Network and our onboarding process with new partners will be faster.”
TA Network’s Managing Partner Ho Siang Twang adds, “In a post-COVID environment where there are widespread staffing shortages, hotels need to implement an even higher level of automation in managing their direct booking partnerships with their preferred agents and corporates. We are excited that MUHR has chosen to adopt TA Network Hotel B2B Direct Booking services which gives their business channels easy online access to MUHR while substantially reducing manual administrative processes in engaging these channels with our process automation solutions & seamless online payment services.”
MUHR properties have been awarded six prestigious awards by Condé Nast, with the latest award placing Mulia Bali as the #1 Beach Resort in the World.
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