Cultuzz Digital Media GmbH, specialist in online distribution and the world’s largest service provider for eBay hotel bookings, has partnered with RateTiger to offer hoteliers an easier way to update on eBay alongside other distribution channels.
Cultuzz, via CultBay, is the only service provider that has implemented direct bookings for hotels on eBay. The agreement makes RateTiger the first channel manager able to distribute inventory and rates to eBay via the CultBay platform.
eBay has become the largest international online marketplace with 14% of global e-commerce and more than 275 million users worldwide.
“Hoteliers need to take advantage of both traditional online sales channels as well as exploring new opportunities to secure bookings and generate more revenue,” said Sascha Hausmann, CEO of eRevMax. “eBay is the largest ecommerce platform in the world and the opportunities for the travel industry are immense. Our connection will make updates seamless for hotels.”
“Hotels have been using eBay successfully as a sales channel for a number of years now,” said Dr Reinhard Vogel, Founder & CEO of Cultuzz. “Selling rooms on eBay offers hotels access to a unique customer base and enables hoteliers to steer guests towards low seasons and periods of low occupancy. And, the beauty of it all, bookings on eBay are prepaid and non-refundable. The channel management connection with RateTiger will make the update and management process easier and help hotels maintain better rate strategies.”
eBay will become an additional channel within RateTiger to sell rooms and update rates and inventory as per the sales platform’s rules.