Worldwide: Zeevou will be officially launching its specialist property management system and innovative channel manager on Friday 20 March 2020.
The company will also debut a commission-free online travel aggregator [OTA], Zeevou Direct, as it aims to shake up the hospitality industry.
By keeping track of ever-increasing demands and trends in the vacation rental and hotel businesses, Zeevou aims to bring about a direct booking revolution that will put 40-50 per cent of net profits back into owners’ pockets, rather than those of OTAs.
Zeevou chief revolutionary Na’ím Anís Paymán, developed the tailor-made, stream-lined PMS and channel manager in response to what he deemed to be inadequacies of the existing systems he experienced first-hand as a serviced apartment operator. Since then, Zeevou has been evolving by virtue of the “invaluable” input its beta-phase partner-clients have been providing.
Announcing the launch, Paymán said: “Zeevou now allows hosts to automate almost every aspect of their business. From price setting and distribution to retrieving bookings made on other listing sites, it helps them obtain more direct bookings, as well as processing payments, security deposits and ID checks.
“With Zeevou, you can automate arrival time collection and check-ins, build up a GDPR-compliant marketing list with guest data, and provide real-time access to staff, housekeepers and owners. It’s also easy to report on sales, automate profit calculations and lower accounting costs through integration with accounting software,” he added.
In a testimony to the work the team has already achieved through the help of its partner hosts, Zeevou has won the Most Innovative New Hospitality Technology award at the Innovation & Excellence Awards 2020, and is shortlisted for the Best Channel Manager award at The Shortyz 2020.
Zeevou said it would be doing its best to “offer an excellent product and service” and it was looking forward to helping more hospitality businesses of all sizes succeed in achieving their aims.
In addition, Zeevou will be launching a “completely free” OTA where guests and hosts will be able to communicate and arrange bookings without paying commissions. By directing guests to book on Zeevou Direct, the company says all of its hosts will be able to help each other obtain more direct bookings.
Moreover, Zeevou Direct will allow hosts to bypass some rate parity clauses implemented by other OTAs, which prevent them from undercutting the OTA on their own website. Zeevou will act as an intermediary, while representing the hosts’ interests and enabling them to offer guests a better price.
Among the other perks Zeevou is promising those who join are:
- A free website to allow guests to #bookdirect
- Bulk discounts on the annual plan
- Discounts for rooms [hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs] as compared to self catering units [apartments, vacation rentals, holiday homes]
- A 30-day money-back guarantee
- No notice period necessary if you wish to leave at the end of the billing cycle
For more information about Zeevou’s features, pricing and to book a free demo, visit the company website here.