US: Technology firm Monaker Group has integrated and partnered with RateGain Technologies, a hospitality and travel technology solution for switch connectivity and content.
The switch connectivity will allow Monaker’s vacation rental properties [over 2.6 million] to access more than 1,500 demand partners and help end customers find their ideal rental.
RateGain aims to provide access to the largest distribution ecosystem seamlessly via its distribution solutions, DHISCO, RezGain and Smart Distribution.
RateGain chief revenue officer Apurva Chamaria said: “We are extremely pleased that RateGain will now increase its participation in the rapidly growing alternative lodging space with Monaker’s sizeable vacation rental inventory.
“RateGain’s distribution solution will allow Monaker Group to access 1,500+ demand partners.
“DHISCO Connectivity has enjoyed close to 100 per cent availability, achieved reliability and speed measures despite 130 per cent increase in transaction volume, and realised transaction times of under 50 milliseconds in its environment.
“With DHISCO content, within just a couple of months, Monaker Group has already on boarded 100,000+ properties with images and content in four different languages, namely Spanish, French, German and Italian apart from English.
“With DHISCO Connectivity and Content, Monaker Group will achieve stability, reliability, agility and enhanced customer experience,” added Chamaria.
Monaker Group CEO Bill Kerby said: “We are extremely pleased to launch this partnership and see it as a strategic channel with DHISCO’s global lodging presence. It gives Monaker the opportunity to access major lodging distributors using the DHISCO platform that otherwise might not be as accessible to us.
“DHISCO has a strong reputation of meeting agreed commitments to partners, which we value very highly when doing partnerships,” he added.
The Monaker Booking Engine (MBE) Application Program Interface (API) allows Monaker’s integrated travel distributors and their downstream partners to book commissionable vacation rentals within their existing reservation systems from Monaker’s global inventory of vacation rental homes, villas, chalets, apartments, condos, resort residences and castles.
MBE inventory bookings are instantaneously confirmed, meaning guests do not have to wait days for owners to respond to their requests. The vacation rental can also be booked alongside air travel, car hire and other reservations as a complete package.