Cloudbeds Partners with Rakuten Travel Xchange to Extend Reach The Cloudbeds hotel management platform works with Rakuten Travel Xchange to drive global hotel distribution.
San Diego, Calif., Aug 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Cloudbeds, the fastest growing hotel management platform today, announced a partnership with Rakuten Travel Xchange, the wholesale division of hotels and travel technology within the Rakuten group. The collaboration connects Cloudbeds with Rakuten Travel, the highly ranked OTA in Japan, and more than 400 connected B2B partners around the world through API connections, travel agent portals and websites. Unique and diverse distribution channels allow Cloudbeds to extend its reach to the vast Rakuten Travel Xchange customer base through a single connection. Additionally, Rakuten Travel Xchange adds Cloudbeds inventory of properties that use its award-winning technology platform to manage all aspects of their business, from booking engines to payments.
âWe are always looking for high-value partners to complement our expanding platform,â says Anna Tsujihata, Head of Hotel Contracts and Connectivity., by Rakuten Travel Xchange. âWith Cloudbeds now part of our global distribution platform, we are expanding our offerings to travelers looking for unique properties that offer a superior customer experience. “
âAs global travel reopens, we want our properties to be available to as many customers as possible,â said Sebastian Leitner, vice president of partnerships for Cloudbeds. âBy partnering with Rakuten Travel Xchange, a major global player and distribution channel in Japan; we are significantly increasing our global footprint. We are delighted to partner with them.
The announcement comes as the pandemic subsides and demand for travel increases. Since the start of the year, Rakuten Travel Xchange has seen bookings increase month after month, with strong requests from the United States and Mexico in particular. As restrictions have started to lift in other markets, travel to these geographies has followed similar trends. What is clear is that there is a large amount of pent-up demand. Rakuten Travel Xchange sees this demand in real time across its global distribution network.
About Rakuten Travel Xchange
Rakuten Travel Xchange is a hotel distribution service providing travel retailers around the world owned by Rakuten Group, Inc., a global leader in internet services. It allows accommodation partners to distribute their inventory through an extensive global distribution network which includes Rakuten Group branded sites, other online travel agents, wholesalers, airlines, gamers only on apps. , loyalty programs and an assortment of offline retailers including travel agents and a call center. the operators.
Founded in 2012, Cloudbeds is the world’s fastest growing hotel management platform. Its SaaS platform provides tools to manage better properties of all types and sizes, empowering property managers and owners to focus more on their clients while creating revenue, driving bookings and increasing turnover. operational efficiency. Trusted by more than 20,000 hotels, hostels, hostels and alternative accommodations in more than 157 countries, the Cloudbeds suite is a fully integrated platform of capabilities designed to help properties unify their management, reservation and reservation systems, increase their income and automate workflows. with confidence and ease. For more information, visit www.cloudbeds.com.
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