A brand new rate manager has been unveiled by hospitality booking software business Welcome Systems Ltd, designed especially to make life simpler for independent hotels and restaurants.
Mark Ellis, marketing director at Welcome Systems, explains: “This new module is part of our Welcome Anywhere package, and enables independent hotels to make their pricing plans a reality through the quick set-up and management of special offers and seasonal rates.”
Incorporating a ‘fast-rate wizard’, Welcome Anywhere has been designed to work on mobiles, so that hotel owners can react quickly to market changing conditions.
The system also makes it easy to connect room bookings to tills so that food and drink bills can be added to accommodation and allow for centralised revenue reporting.
Welcome Anywhere is offering a free, one-month trial to hoteliers interested and then costs from £30 a month.
One hotelier already benefitting from the new system is Carol Duffus, front of house manager at Knockomie Hotel near Inverness, a 15 bedroom hotel with a formal restaurant.
She says: “We’ve been using Welcome Anywhere since February this year after deciding to replace our previous booking system and the cost and customer service advantages have been tremendous.
“Welcome Anywhere is commission-free and affordable. I can update key information myself, client booking confirmations are fully automated and it is completely mobile, so I can keep up-to-date using a tablet or smartphone even when I’m out of the office.
“Welcome Anywhere is also integrated with the online travel agencies (OTAs), cutting out any risk of double bookings, which gives me real peace of mind. The new rate manager includes some very interesting features and we’re now looking forward to a busy summer season.”