As the travel industry gradually recovers from the impact imposed on it by the global COVID-19 pandemic, UpStay, a startup that develops a B2B solution for hotels, has created a tool that can help both hoteliers and travelers to know the reopening date of the hotels where they plan to spend their vacations.
Tzafrir Blonder, CEO of UpStay, found it difficult to find a place that offered a clear view of the state of the hotels reopening after the coronavirus restrictions. So, he thought, why not create a tool that helps to give visibility to the Hotel sector so affected by the virus in recent months?
Hotel Reopen Map is a collaborative map that tracks the process of reopening hotels. The application acts as a platform to share updated information, in which hoteliers can easily add their property through a simple form. Users can immediately see which hotels are open in the area they want to visit.
The objective of this tool is to make it easier for hoteliers to return to their work after the Coronavirus. The tool is useful for both service providers in the hotel industry as well as for guests who wish to explore available hotels and on what dates they plan to open in each geographic area.
UpStay, the startup that created this tool, is an upselling solution that unlocks untapped hotel revenue and enhances the guest experience. UpStay’s Bid-For-Upgrade system drives guests to bid online for room upgrades prior to their arrival and automatically upgrades winning bids to match the hotel’s unsold premium inventory shortly before check-in.
This helps hotels immediately increase ADR while making a better use of their inventory and introducing a better guest experience.
UpStay’s fully automated solution has zero overhead cost for the front desk or reservations team. It uses a data-driven approach to deliver an ever-increasing difference to hoteliers’ bottom line in the fastest possible time to market.