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D-edge Hospitality Solutions: The Marriage Of Technology & Marketing

D-EDGE Hospitality Solutions 15 February 2019
Availpro, a leading & highly acknowledged hotel technology provider, and Fastbooking, an expert in digital marketing solutions, are joining forces to create a new brand and a new value proposition for the hospitality industry.With a portfolio of more than 20 solutions, a customer base of 11,000 hotels, and a large local presence in more than 100 countries in Europe and Asia Pacific, D-EDGE is the Europe's No1 Hotel Distribution Technology provider and the World's No3."D-EDGE is offering hotels one of the most exhaustive solutions portfolio on the market. We are convinced that technology and marketing should interact for successful hotel distribution. For hoteliers to remain competitive, it is crucial that they benefit from seamless solutions that cover the entire search and booking process." explains Pierre-Charles Grob, CE0 of D-EDGE and initiator of the Availpro Fastbooking merge. "By combining Availpro and Fastbooking expertise, we are able to offer complete end-to-end solutions to our customers and help them approach their distribution strategy in a comprehensive manner, while simplifying their lives."D-EDGE solutions are presented in 5 families: Central Reservation System( Booking Engine, Channel Manager, GDS, Central Inventory, Payment Automation), Data Intelligence (Price Recommendation, Price Monitoring, Online Reputation, Performance Analysis ), Connectivity Hub ( Connection to 500+ Third parties solutions: PMS, RMS, CRM, OTAs, etc.), Digital Media (Display Ads, Search and Metasearch Marketing) and Website Creation (Web design and development, Content Creation, Media production)."D-EDGE is a SaaS (Software as a Service) company. As a technology provider, we believe that innovation should simplify the user's life. As a B2B company, we believe that our first promise is to provide reliable products. This is why we invest heavily to make sure our customers and partners are improving their business efficiency through our solutions." D-EDGE is a global company with a strong local network. Prioritisation is given to human relationships, localisation, and proximity. The staff of 350 men and women serve their customers from more than 25 offices around the world. The support team speaks 20 languages and D-EDGE tools are developed in over 35 languages."We believe in business with humanity, fairness, and efficiency" adds Pierre-Charles Grob.The D-EDGE brand is now live and is replacing Availpro and Fastbooking.The name--to be pronounced in 2 syllables, D and EDGE--has been chosen to emphasise our focus on Distribution, Digital, Data . . . and on our cutting-edge technology.D-EDGE will be present at ITB in Hall 8.1 Booth 138.
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Fastbooking Teams Up With Best-Of-Breed Partners To Re-Conceptualise The Flow Of The Booking Sequence

D-EDGE Hospitality Solutions 12 April 2018
SINGAPORE -- Increase your profits in a digital and data-driven world! The average hotel website conversion rate is 2.2 %, with the top 20 % of hotels having an average conversion rate of 5.6 % and the bottom 20 % having a conversion rate of 0.3 %. These are sweeping averages which might be practical when benchmarking one's hotel but are almost always impossible to use individually.The conversion rate of a hotel website is determined by so many factors that one shouldn't be fooled into trying to meet an industry average. Instead one needs to understand the elements that make up those rates and try to improve each point. Know more of what an insider's tale on hotel website conversion rate is with this whitepaper. (http://www.fastbooking.com/newsfeeds/the-real-talk-on-hotel-website-conversion-rates/)FASTBOOKING is also zooming in on what hoteliers really should be focusing on. The Hotel Digital Lab introduced in 2016 had hoteliers who participated in our conference for the last two years overwhelmingly requesting for turnkey solutions. This new series of Digital Lab tour for 2018 includes additional cities worldwide.As the Digital Labs are dedicated to hoteliers and spearheaded by industry leaders, participation in the conference nearest to them are complimentary (www.hoteldigitallab.com). This year, the conference will cover the re-conceptualisation of the booking sequence. From Acquisition to Conversion and finally Retention; providing hoteliers with holistic, turnkey solutions!With FASTBOOKING, the Digital Lab partners are Ad Roll, Cendyn, Google, IDeaS, Sojern, Serenata, TripAdvisor, The Hotels Network, TrustYou who will take the tour with us in selected cities. Details are available and updated periodically on hoteldigitallab.com."With the ever-present threats to the hotel industry, hoteliers know the significant impact on the way forward. This conference steers hoteliers to focus on where they really should be," expressed Pierre-Charles Grob, Managing Director Asia of FASTBOOKING.To register for a complimentary pass to the half-day event throughout Europe and Asia, please visit hoteldigitallab.com, select the city you wish to attend and register with us.The Event of the year Not To Be Missed!About FASTBOOKING Digital LabFASTBOOKING Digital Lab is a learning lab for hoteliers to increase their profits in a digital and data-driven world!Dedicated to hoteliers and spearheaded by industry leaders, this conference covers the current issues hoteliers are concern about and provides turnkey solutions that would shape the fundamentals of distributions.It provides hoteliers with an opportunity to re-think and re-conceptualise the flow of the booking sequence. From Acquisition to Conversion and finally Retention.
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Enhance The Booking Sequence Infrastructure - Retain Your Guests!

D-EDGE Hospitality Solutions 10 April 2018
SINGAPORE -- FASTBOOKING and Serenata join forces to enhance hotel's direct booking with seamless connectivity all in one-stop. This collaboration will provide the hospitality industry with the best-in-class e-commerce and CRM solutions to drive qualified traffic to the hotels' website and to provide a memorable experience for every guest.According to tnooz.com, the new guest acquisition cost for hotels vary by property but typically ranged from 15%-20% of room revenue, and industry figures indicate that the cost of customer retention is five times lower than acquiring a new customer.With the importance of guests' retention and the battle for direct bookings, hotels are now re-evaluating and enhancing this infrastructure to take advantage of the efficiencies of digital communications to influence future booking behaviour."It is an honour to be partnering with FASTBOOKING. The seamless solution will empower hoteliers to deepen customer relationships and fuel loyalty throughout the customer lifetime journey.," said Dieter Dirnberger, CEO of Serenata.To reinforce this partnership and its focus for hoteliers, FASTBOOKING and Serenata will be sharing best practices in the new series of Hotel Digital Lab tour for 2018. As the Hotel Digital Labs are dedicated to hoteliers and spearheaded by industry leaders, including Serenata, participation in the conference nearest to them is complimentary (www.hoteldigitallab.com). This year, the conference will cover the re-conceptualisation of the booking sequence. From Acquisition to Conversion and finally Retention; providing hoteliers with holistic, turnkey solutions!"We are pleased to join forces with Serenata to offer the industry with the best-in-class solution all in one-stop. With the heights of digital transformation, hoteliers know the significant impact on the way forward. This conference and partnership with Serenata steer hoteliers to concentrate on where they really should be," expressed Pierre-Charles Grob, Managing Director Asia of FASTBOOKING.About FASTBOOKING's Hotel Digital LabFASTBOOKING's Hotel Digital Lab is a learning lab for hoteliers to increase their profits in a digital and data-driven world!Dedicated to hoteliers and spearheaded by industry leaders, this conference covers the current issues hoteliers are concern about and provides turnkey solutions that would shape the fundamentals of distributions.It provides hoteliers with an opportunity to re-think and re-conceptualise the flow of the booking sequence. From Acquisition to Conversion and finally Retention.About SerenataSerenata Smart CRM Suite -- Innovating the digital communication throughout the guest journeyEngage guests from the moment the booking is made, enhance their experience while on property, and inspire them to book another stay. With our Serenata Smart CRM Suite your guest data, one of your hotel's most precious assets, is put to good use to engage guests before, during and after their stay, to fuel loyalty throughout the customer lifetime journey, and to acquire new "best" guests.We are part of NextGuest Technologies, an integrated hospitality technology + digital marketing company comprised of HEBS Digital and Serenata CRM. Combining our cutting-edge technology with innovative strategy, design, and digital marketing expertise, we are closing the loop on the travel journey with the first fully-integrated guest engagement, acquisition, and marketing platform.Link: https://www.serenata.comLink: https://www.nextguesttech.comSource:*https://www.tnooz.com/article/major-study-hotel-spending-guest-acquisition-outpacing-revenue-growth/** https://travel.hostfully.com/5-reasons-why-guests-leave-your-hotel-unhappy-8dee42174ea6

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