The new platform provides a complete solution for all types of accommodations to manage and grow their hospitality business online.
NEW YORK – Wix.com Ltd., a leading global SaaS platform to create, manage and grow an online presence, announced the relaunch of its new solution for the hotel industry. Wix has partnered with HotelRunner, a complete platform tailored to support all accommodation businesses, to redevelop Wix Hotels. The new platform is a major improvement to the existing solution and includes a full suite of professional tools for every touchpoint needed to launch, manage, and grow a hospitality business of any size and maximize revenue.
Wix’s comprehensive online platform combined with HotelRunner’s end-to-end travel technology provides the ability for users to create a website, manage their property, guests, bookings, and sales channels all from one platform. Whether running a bed and breakfast, boutique hotel, chain hotel, vacation rental, resort, or unique accommodation, business owners are equipped with the operational tools they need to efficiently run their business online and on premise.
Benefits for users of Wix Hotels by HotelRunner include:
- Connect to leading online sales channels and travel agencies such as Booking.com, Expedia, Hotelbeds, and Airbnb, which can help increase revenues
- Receive direct reservations and secure payments from their website
- Manage rates and availability with user-friendly calendars on a single reliable platform to manage reservations and keep all inventory in sync while implementing complex pricing and revenue management strategies
- Real-time inventory updates on all sales channels
- Manage front desk operations including check-in and outs
- Manage policies and taxes, offer extras, promotions, deals, and coupons, engage with guests, and promote their property on sales channels via the channel manager
“We are constantly improving our offering to provide business owners with a complete solution for any type of business, and we’re thrilled to relaunch our hotel solution for the hospitality and tourism industry,” said Ronny Elkayam, SVP Mobile, App Market and Strategic Products at Wix. “As travel has begun to increase in the post-pandemic era, we’re seeing a rise in the demand for digitalization in the hotel and hospitality industry and we’re proud that we have developed a strong solution for these businesses and grow the addressable market. Wix has invested resources into building out the proper infrastructure to support privately owned businesses and large franchises, both for restaurants and hotels, and this new partnership with HotelRunner is another step in creating the go-to solution for businesses to efficiently manage their operations and grow.”
“HotelRunner has been introducing innovations for more than a decade to build a bigger travel economy. Wix Hotels by HotelRunner has been developed by leveraging both companies’ deep expertise in both travel and technology and positioning our award-winning platform, recognized globally by the leading travel industry players, as its foundation,” said Ali Beklen, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of HotelRunner. “Our unique partnership with Wix will be the driving force that will take the hospitality and tourism industries to the next level by accelerating the digital transformation. Thousands of accommodation properties from all over the world will benefit from an affordable and comprehensive set of products, thanks to the new Wix Hotels by HotelRunner,” added Arden Agopyan, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of HotelRunner.
Wix Hotels by HotelRunner is in beta with a gradual rollout in English first and then to other languages. Existing users of the Wix Hotels solution will move to the new solution after the beta.
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