Corporate Traveller has partnered with HotelHub to deliver a “next generation” hotel booking solution within its new digital platform, Melon, in the UK and South Africa.
The global TMC, which specialises in SMEs, has already implemented the solution for its consultants and clients using Melon in the US and Canada.
HotelHub’s smart booking technology aggregates hotel content from multiple GDS and non-GDS channels in a single intuitive interface in the agent desktop and also standardises rates and room types across these channels, ensuring no hotel property is duplicated.
This means consultants making bookings within Melon can accurately compare property types and room rates for their clients.
Melon has also implemented HotelHub’s API which connects with the corporate client’s preferred online booking tool, giving bookers and travellers access to the same rich hotel content and digitalised booking experience.
Billback payment modes have been enabled within the platform, including virtual cards, to streamline payment processes.
HotelHub is now on track to integrate its agent booking solution and API online booking tool connection to Corporate Traveller in the UK by the end of the current quarter and in South Africa in the fourth quarter of 2022.
The partnership follows a decision announced last June by its parent, Flight Centre Travel Group, to select HotelHub to provide a global hotel booking and distribution solution for its global corporate travel brands.
“Feedback from Corporate Traveller consultants using the tech has been extremely positive and they have been impressed with the ease of navigation, speed in making bookings, and integration of virtual payments within the solution,” said Eric Meierhans, Chief Commercial Officer, HotelHub.
“They are also enthusiastic about functionality such as the ‘book again’ feature, maps showing hotels and rates, choice of search criteria, and booking record standardisation.”