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Travelindex Offers Most Comprehensive Mekong Tourism Content

visit-mekong-travelindexTravelindex.com (www.travelindex.com), has enhanced its Greater Mekong Sub-region travel and tourism portal to support the 2015 Mekong Tourism Forum, held in Vietnam, during June 15-19, 2015. The Mekong Tourism Forum this year aims to establish and enhance partnership between public and private sectors to “collaborate, discuss, and debate on key issues to position the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) as a single tourism destination, promoting multi-country travel and travel to secondary destinations”.

Travelindex with its VisitMekong.org (www.VisitMekong.org) has been promoting the Sub-region for many years as a single tourism destination with an easy and free access to multi-country information on primary and secondary destination.

The GMS comprises Cambodia, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Yunnan Province, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. These mountainous regions, bounded by the Mekong River, are fast becoming the top tourist destinations for Asia because of its laid back ambiance and ancient charm. The diverse topography and multi-layered culture of these countries, however, make it hard for travellers to plan for an itinerary. Looking for a place to stay can be difficult as well.

The very important information need by travelers for multi-country and cross-border travel was recognised by Travelindex, since its inception, offering free and open source regional information and data to both tourists and travel professionals planning cross-border travel within the Greater Mekong Sub-region.

Travelindex Founder, Bernard Metzger said, “Today’s travelers expect to be able to easily find all that the Mekong Region has to offer before they make their holiday and cross-border travel plans. Our strategy is to use all available online tools and channels to promote undiscovered, secondary destinations and remote lands while supporting local communities and their efforts to preserve the environment.”

The VisitMekong.org  website is a one stop portal  that can help visitors with quick research on tourist destinations, hotels, and even tourist operators available in the GMS. The site also has an option where visitors can write their own personal reviews and recommendations.

By clicking the map or the country provided in Travelindex home page, visitors can easily navigate the comprehensive travel directory listing available on the Greater Mekong Sub-region, please visit www.VisitMekong.org

About Travelindex:
Travelindex specializes at the confluence between travel, media and technology. The Company owns digital media products, brands and a technology framework helping businesses create marketing solutions that inspire. Travelindex delivers integrated products and intuitive solutions to amplify distribution, drive demand and increase direct revenue streams. Travelindex guarantees the distribution of press releases and corporate content across its network. The portfolio of media products include travel websites, travel reviews, rating solutions, video distribution channels and a dedicated travel technology framework, all targeting the travel ecosystem. Make it work for you.

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PATA and Travelindex Renew Successful Partnership

travelindex-pata-partnershipTravelindex has recently renewed its very successful partnership with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). By publishing and distributing content for PATA Members that shows off industry expertise and highlights unique strengths and services, Travelindex can influence credibility, search rankings and purchase decisions in the travel online world.

The partnership aims to strengthen the growth of hundreds of travel and tourism related businesses like hotels, airlines, and tourism organizations in the Asia Pacific Region by giving them access to a reliable online network and helping them to reach millions of travelers and travel professionals worldwide.

PATA, for many years now, has been acting as a catalyst for the development of travel and tourism businesses within the Asia Pacific Region. The non-profit organization currently has 90 government, state and city tourism bodies, nearly 30 international airlines, airports and cruise lines, 57 educational institutions, and hundreds of travel industry companies as loyal members.

For the past two years, Travelindex has been providing PATA members easy access and direct links in more than hundred destinations that PATA serves. Through this renewed partnership, both organizations vow to continuously develop reciprocal networking opportunities that will benefit not only their respective members and partners but also all travel enthusiasts who frequently visit any of the 50+ sites from the Travelindex ecosystem. Travelindex.com, through its founder Mr. Bernard Metzger, is committed to support the goal and advocacies of PATA.

PATA CEO Mario Hardy says, “We are delighted to renew our Preferred Partnership with Travelindex and believe that this partnership will enable all our Members to further leverage the powerful Travelindex distribution platform. At PATA, we understand that in today’s very competitive digital environment, a global presence and enhance visibility is essential in gaining market shares.”

Travelindex backs its proprietary distribution network with one of the world’s largest database of accurate, human-edited information on accommodation, restaurants, activities, places of interests, arts and culture, and, in fact, the whole visitors economy. The company continuously works to enhance its reach by adding regurlarly new vertical and destination websites in order to drive even more e-business opportunities for all its partners.

For more information about Travelindex, visit their website at www.travelindex.com

About PATA
Founded in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not-for profit association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its member organisations, comprising 90 government, state and city tourism bodies, nearly 30 international airlines, airports and cruise lines, 57 educational institutions, and hundreds of travel industry companies in Asia Pacific and beyond. Thousands of travel professionals belong to the 43 local PATA chapters worldwide. The chapters organise travel industry training and business development events. Their grassroots activism underpins PATA’s membership of the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC), which includes ACI, CLIA, IATA, ICAO, WEF, UNWTO and the WTTC. The PATAmPOWER platform delivers unrivalled data, forecasts and insights from the PATA Strategic Intelligence Centre to members’ desktops and mobile devices anywhere in the world. PATA’s Head Office has been in Bangkok since 1998. The Association also has official offices or representation in Beijing, Sydney, Dubai, London and New York. Visit www.PATA.org.

About Travelindex:
Travelindex specializes at the confluence between travel, media and technology. The Company owns digital media products, brands and a technology framework helping businesses create marketing solutions that inspire. Travelindex delivers integrated products and intuitive solutions to amplify distribution, drive demand and increase direct revenue streams. The portfolio of media products include travel websites, travel reviews, rating solutions, video distribution channels and a dedicated travel technology framework, all targeting the travel ecosystem. Make it work for you.

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Paul Pruangkarn
Manager – Communications
Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 658 2000
E-mail: Communications@PATA.org

Why Social Media is not Great for Ecommerce

bounce-exchangeNew York City, NY (United States) – December 5, 2014 – Social Media is wonderful for branding and general marketing, but as far as getting actual conversions, the social media channel is severely lacking, according to a survey conducted by BounceExchange.

The survey found that 83% of online marketers believe social media marketing is important for their businesses, but after analyzing over $1 billion U.S. ecommerce transactions, it found that social media marketing efforts only account for about 1.2% of total site conversions.

Among its other findings:
– Social conversion rates are 51% lower than overall websites average rates.
– Few people actually buy anything they hear or read about on Facebook.
– Followers are often engaging in content that is not directly related to the ultimate product.
– Click rates on follow and share buttons are very low and often distract shoppers which cause shopping cart abandonment.

Bounce Exchange also brings up the fact that Facebook has all but killed the organic reach of Page post, though according to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook “still overall a very good, organic and free way to reach and communicate with your customers.”

If visitors to social media pages are not buying anything they hear or read about on Facebook, Twitter et al, these consumers use established channels and websites, such as search, online shops and trusted directories. These traditional websites have much higher conversion rates with lower entry costs. Online and digital marketers might decide to reduce further spending ad dollars on Social and spend more time and money on being found on normal websites.

Currently, all major social media platform are testing “buy buttons” to increase social conversions; it might help but as well could end up doing little to compete with other channels overall. Visitors to Facebook pages or reading Twitter tweets aren’t typically looking to shop, they’re looking for content to consume. It’s not like search, online shops or directories where they’re seeking out services and products, often with a booking or buy intention.

For a global presence and higher conversion rates Travelindex offers you a unique travel distribution platform with guaranteed visibility and traffic direct to your own website. Find out more here: www.travelindex.com/content-marketing/

Best Destinations by Travelindex Tops 30 Millions Views

travel-channel-best-destinations-travel-indexHong Kong (Hong Kong SAR) – December 4, 2014 – Travelindex is proud to announce viewership on its You Tube channel, BestDestination, has now surpassed 30 million views. The BestDestination channel is home to over 1,300 videos from destinations, hotels and Travelindex members worldwide. The channel showcases some of the world’s most desirable travel destinations, luxury hotels and golf courses. It brings you captivating videos from the most beautiful places in the Americas, the Caribbean, Asia, as well as in Europe, the Middle East, the Pacific and Africa.

Travelindex Founder, Bernard Metzger said, “Today’s travelers expect to be able to see all that destinations, hotels and attractions have to offer before they make their vacation or travel choices and bookings. Travelindex unique video library has become one of the premier research and discovery tool for travelers to get inspired in the initial phase of travel planning.

“Our strategy is to use videos to promote not only destinations, remote lands and undiscovered venues, but also reveal the enormous efforts invested by destination marketing organizations in supporting local communities and in preserving the environment. Travelers will be able to gain refreshing perspectives into environmental conservation efforts and other sustainable,  green projects.” added Mr. Metzger.

Exceeding 30,000,000 views is a major milestone for BestDestination; it provides Travelindex members the ability to conveys visual and emotional touch points, which are present in almost every travel offering. With the constant expansion of video as a marketing tool, hospitality and travel companies have quickly discovered the impact that video can have on the amount of guests in their rooms, customers and most importantly, on their bottom line.

“Having a video channel that showcases such an enormous diversity of travel options has not only tremendous benefits for travelers and travel professionals, but for our Travelindex members who can engage viewers more deeply with a medium ideally suited to the beauty and story of the travel experience.” concluded Mr. Metzger.

The Best Destinations by Travelindex channel has become the distribution channel of choice for all major destinations, hotels and in general all travel marketer with a strong video message aiming at travelers, travel professionals, corporate travel managers and all interested community groups.

To view the BestDestination channel, please visit www.youtube.com/bestdestination.

About Travelindex:
Travelindex Media specializes at the confluence between travel, media and technology. We own digital media products, brands and a technology framework helping you create marketing solutions that inspire. Travelindex offers online publication and digital marketing services to the hospitality and travel sectors. Travelindex delivers integrated products and intuitive solutions to increase distribution, drive demand and increase direct revenue streams. The portfolio of media products include travel websites, travel reviews, rating solutions, video distribution channels and a dedicated travel technology framework, all targeting the travel sphere. This gives Travelindex one of the largest and most powerful integrated media platform for travel product distribution and marketing.

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Travelindex Launches Global Business Meeting Tool

Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR) – August 12, 2014 – MICEdirectory.com has been launched by Travelindex.com as a global reference tool for the MICE industry and all travel planners (Meetings Incentives Conventions and Exhibitions).

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MICE Directory by Travelindex – More business meetings venues and planners at this Meetings Incentives Convention Exhibition Directory.

A corporate shift towards large-scale business meetings and events has led to fierce competition between destinations, venues and professional conference organizers. Travelindex – with its new MICEdirectory – helps event planners and organizers to contact directly all those involved in organizing a successful event. The directory is well structured and organized into 17 targeted categories and over 60 sub-categories specific to MICE.

All service providers are listed, but Travelindex members in particular are set to enjoy a higher contact and business conversion rate due to a more focused, purposeful audience; travel planners will be browsing through the website with the intention of securing the best venue for their next business meeting. This new directory is a significant addition to Travelindex’s rapidly-expanding eco-system of travel verticals.

“Travelindex is affirming its presence in another major travel sector, Meeting Incentives Convention and Exhibition,” said founder Bernard Metzger. “MICEdirectory has already become a key resource for many MICE professionals and planners worldwide.”

He added: “Our Members offering MICE facilities and services will now gain instant, global exposure and visibility via MICEdirectory.”

MICE is on a significant upward curve as the value in staging business meetings and events has been recognized as a successful tool for promotion, motivation and marketing. These events, which can be used to stage important meetings, reward top performers or entertain clients, generate a buzz and are now seen as a strong financial investment.
Travelindex continues to foster new information technology to harness exponential growth in the online travel sector. As the founder, Metzger, explains, they will continue adding more options and increasing simplicity in corporate travel planning.

“We are working on integrating a RFP (Request for Proposal) facility,” said Metzger. “By sending out a RFP, event planners will be able to complete, in a few clicks, that initial step of planning a successful business meeting or event.”

About Travelindex:
Travelindex Media specializes at the confluence between travel, media and technology. We own digital media products, brands and a technology framework helping you create marketing solutions that inspire. Travelindex offers online publication and digital marketing services to the hospitality and travel sectors. Travelindex delivers integrated products and intuitive solutions to increase distribution, drive demand and increase direct revenue streams. The portfolio of media products include travel websites, travel reviews, rating solutions, video distribution channels and a dedicated travel technology framework, all targeting the travel sphere. This gives Travelindex one of the largest and most powerful integrated media platform for travel product distribution and marketing.

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media@travelindex.com
+852 542 11 845

Travelindex Supporting Golf in Africa

Nairobi (Kenya) – October 28, 2013 – The second Kenya Golf Trophy is going from strength to strength. With 159 players, 50 sponsors and 40 prizes worth more than Ksh 5 million the Kenya Golf Trophy 2013 was played at Kenya’s oldest 18 hole Royal Nairobi Golf Club, last Friday 18 October 2013.

golf-africa-kenya-trophy-world-golf-directoryThis year’s event was in support of the Junior Golf Foundation (JGF), which had selected its 4 best players in the order of merit. All 4 were winners! Tahir Mohammed of Nyali Golf & Country Club, playing off handicap 5, won the 20th prize, 2 nights for two at Voyagers Safari Camp, Ziwani.

Mathew Wahome, playing off handicap 4, also of Nyali Golf & Country Club, won the 18th prize with 34 points on count back – 2 nights for 2 at Sarova Whitesands Hotel, Naomi Wafula of Golf Park playing off* handicap 3, 15th prize with 35 points – 2 nights for 2 at Samburu Intrepids Lodge.

15 year old Kush Mediratta, of Sigona Golf Club playing of handicap 5 with 39 points winning the 3rd prize – 1 week Thracian Cliffs in Bulgaria in suites and 3 rounds of golf at the Gary Player Signature Golf Course – Home of the Volvo World MatchPlay Championship 2013.

While the Chairman of the JGF proudly collected all the prizes for his juniors, the handicap 2 Ashwin Gidoomal of Muthaiga Golf Club was also invited to come to the podium and collect the 16th prize for himself with 34 points – 2 nights for 2 at Elephant Bedroom Lodge in Samburu.

Also in support of the JGF was an auction of several items, including 3 Multichoice Walkway TV’s, as well as 6 different hotel stays for 2 nights for 2 – all proceeds totaling Ksh 141.000/- was donated to the JGF.

The large Chrystal floating Kenya Golf Trophy, 2 Etihad tickets to any Etihad Airways Destination of the world as well as the Heineken Branded Callaway Golf Bag went to the winner Humphrey Maina Mwangi, from Kiambu Golf Club and invited by Eagle Sponsor DT Dobie, playing of handicap 16, winning on count back with 40 points.

The runner-up was Snehal Patel from Muthaiga Golf Club, invited by Sponsor JCB, playing of handicap 15 with 40 points, also winning 2 Etihad tickets to any Etihad Airways Destination of the world, a Heineken Branded Callaway Golf and a smaller crystal trophy.

The Vice Captain of Royal Nairobi Golf Club, Karim Pisani, playing of handicap 12 won the fourth prize with 37 points on count back – 1 week for two at the 5 star Barcelo Montecastillo Hotel in Jerez Spain with unlimited golf at the 18 hole Jack Nicklaus Golf Course, which hosted the Volvo Masters for 5 consecutive years and the Peugeot Tour for 3.

Drinks were flowing freely courtesy of the Title Sponsor Heineken and Bacardi Spirits, Makkin Wines, Pepsi Sodas, Nestle Coffee and Soraya Mineral Water, while breakfast, lunch and dinner was sponsored by NAS Cuisine.

Other sponsors included Nation Media Group, Mercedes Benz, Copy Cat, Crown Paints, Kenya Tourist Board, Kingsway Tyres, Tribe Hotel, Best Western Hotel, Safari Park Hotel, NIC Bank, Knight Frank, Uchumi, Philips, ERG Security, Meridian Medical Services, Multichoice, JCB, Brancom, Dutch Flower Group, Travelindex Media Group and a host of Kenyan and International Hotels and Restaurants providing the prizes.

Tob Cohen, the Tournament Director thanked all the sponsors, as without their valuable support it would not have been possible to organize Africa’s biggest corporate amateur golf event.

For more information:

World Golf Directory
a Travelindex Publication
www.WorldGolfDirectory.com

Tobs Cohen
Tobs Kenya Golf Safaris, Travel & Events
P.O. Box 20146, Lenana Road
00200 City Square, Nairobi
Tel: 254 721 601 480
Email: tobs@kenya-golf-safaris.com
Web: www.kenya-golf-safaris.com

Travelindex Achieves 2950% Growth in Web Traffic Rank

Singapore (Singapore) – October 24, 2013 – Travelindex successful growth in web traffic rank has been recognized by Signl, a company monitoring the fastest growing companies across more than 500 industries.

travelindex_growthData on private companies used to be scarce, and facts on public companies beyond their SEC filings were hard to come by. Today, there is a huge amount of information out there, much of it generated by the Internet. But that creates a whole new hurdle.

Huge volumes of data and news are completely overwhelming. Who can keep track of all the new companies, technologies, and trends we hear about every day? Inevitably, amidst the chaos, we will miss patterns, or fail to see which ones are important. That’s where Signl comes in.

Signl strips out the noise and focuses on key indicators of business growth. We calculate Momentum Scores for over 1M companies by aggregating, quantifying, and cross-referencing modern data such as web traffic, media coverage, app downloads, and social buzz—as well as more traditional business data, like hiring patterns and income. And we report the results in a clean, personalized interface so you can monitor the growth rate of precisely the companies you’re interested in following, in real-time.

With Signl, you get news, data, and insights that matter to you, distilled into current, customized, targeted information that you can actually use, right now. With our comprehensive and timely information tailored just for you, you’ll never be overwhelmed, or miss out on a company or technology that’s taking off, ever again.

Using Momentum Score as our primary metric, Signl lets you rank companies in any context you’re interested in. Our tracking features make it easy to maintain a streamlined list of all the companies you’re following. Rank companies by industry, region, segment, maturity, and start-up funding level (if applicable) for insights into each space. Find new companies based on your preferences, and receive custom data story alerts. Signl delivers relevant rankings and pre-news developments–fast–and gives you the tools to get at the heart of the data, and a step ahead of the competition.

Media contact:
Ms. Nicole Lim
Travelindex Media Group
Tel. +65 83 154 920
E-mail: media@travelindex.com
Web: www.Travelindex.com

Travelindex Expands Digital Footprint in ASEAN Region

Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei Darussalam) – October 8, 2013 – Travelindex has launched today, in time for the 23rd ASEAN SUMMIT, its VisitASEAN.org, the first and only integrated travel information resource on all 10 ASEAN countries and their tourism industry. It actively contributes to promote tourism in the ASEAN Region and allows direct, commission-free marketing for all stakeholders. The travel website help businesses across the region to go online and connect with potential visitors and investors in just one click.

asean-summit-2013-asean-tourismThis is the fourth time that Brunei Darussalam has chaired ASEAN, having previously been the Chair in 1989, 1995 and 2001. In 2013, Brunei Darussalam will chair the 23rd ASEAN Summit on 9-10 October 2013.

Brunei Darussalam’s theme for the Chairmanship is “Our People, Our Future Together”. This theme stresses the role of the people in ASEAN Member States in advancing cooperation in the areas of political-security, economic and socio-cultural. It also asserts that the region’s future is dependent on how the people of ASEAN move and work together to ensure progress for the development of the whole region.

Leaders of the 10 Association of South Eastern Countries (ASEAN), as well as China, Japan and South Korea, will be joined by Russia, the US and India in a major regional summit in Brunei in mid-October.

The summit provides a valuable opportunity for leaders to engage on key strategic, political and economic issues of common concern, with the aim of promoting stability and economic prosperity in the region. The meeting comes as ASEAN charts the future for the goal of a common market by 2015 as well as increased tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

ASEAN tourists can experience wild life to city life to snow – capped mountains to dense tropical rainforests; from serene beach life to a bustling city life. No two countries are the same yet their unity is impeccable.

The people of ASEAN live both a simple and complex lifestyle – a sight only to be admired. There are a multitude of ethnic groups inhabiting the region and many still live a traditional way of life. To an outsider, the traditional lifestyle may appear simple, but the cultural traditions, beliefs, attitudes and values are often very complex but suited to their respective environmental situation. In other parts of the region you will witness towering skyscrapers mushrooming in the cities with a dynamic way of life. Be among the privileged to witness the multitude lifestyle in this region.

At launch, VisitASEAN.org is the easiest access portal for researching, comparing and direct connecting with unique and difficult to find travel opportunities in the Asean Region. Instead of spending hours scanning the internet or hundreds of general travel sites, VisitASEAN.org enables users to quickly identify travel opportunities through an easy to navigate interface allowing them to refine their searches according to criteria that matter to them, and quickly connect with resorts, hotels and travel operators in the region. VisitASEAN.org allows users the opportunity to provide reviews and feedback to help others make better, more informed travel decisions.

About Travelindex
Travelindex is a specialized vertical search, information services and e-publishing company serving the travel and tourism communities. Travelindex users benefit from domain-expert search engines and a broad range of proprietary web-based content, helping them search for and locate hotels, destinations, tours and services and access comprehensive content with direct contact and booking links. A dedicated team constantly searches the globe to bring together thousands of unique, undiscovered and sustainable travel opportunities in an easy-to-navigate platform that helps users research, compare and contact directly these unique travel offerings. Travelindex has a team of experts in sustainability, technology, web search, consumer services and social media working to create a world-class research and booking experience. For suppliers, Travelindex offers highly filtered search results and marketing opportunities, product promotion and brand advertising platforms. Travelindex.com has been recognized for its unique market approach, product usability, and passionate management team.

Visit Asean, A Travelindex Media Publication: www.VisitAsean.org

Watch a video mini-series on the ASEAN Region at http://youtu.be/DEjcComji0o

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Global Tourism Economy Forum Macau Sets Sights on Future

Macau (Macau SAR) – October 3, 2013 – The second edition of “Global Tourism Economy Forum”, one of the most prominent international events of the year, concluded with tremendous success on 19 September after the three day activities. Over 1,000 delegates and speakers gathered in Macau to seek new development paths for the industry. They came from different countries and cities around the world, including delegations from more than 10 provinces, cities and autonomous regions in Mainland China, with approximately 180 local and overseas media representatives covering the event.

pansy-ho-bernard-metzgerMacau is a UNESCO Heritage city offering the perfect balance of cultural heritage and urban modernity. Billion-dollar investments have transformed Macau into the world’s premier entertainment and leisure destination. Macau Tower is the most iconic landmark in the city offering contemporary business facilities as well as exciting leisure amusements such as the world’s highest commercial bungy jump.

Ms. Pansy Ho, Vice Chairman and Secretary General of Global Tourism Economy Forum, concluded this edition of the GTE Forum, “To maximize the benefit from the continued tremendous growth potential of tourism, we must optimize what we have in terms of hardware and software. Resources should be shared to gain shared or mutual benefits. Creating a system of hubs, which extends to all destinations, with comprehensive transport support network connecting all the touch points, will simplify travel and promote personal mobility. Sharing business resources, be it knowledge, technical know how or human capital, will benefit all the industries in the tourism economy.

Mr. Bernard A. Metzger founder of Travelindex Media Group and of the Travel & Tourism Foundation attended this year’s “Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macau held from September 17th to 19th. This massive conference and partnering event brought together over 1,000 delegates from all parts of the world’s travel and tourism industry.

This year for the first time, Travelindex was present as a Media Partner for the event. The event was a success for Travelindex and the Travel & Tourism Foundation with the identification of many partnership opportunities for expansion into Mainland China.

The third edition of the “Global Tourism Economy Forum” will be held once again in Macau next year. The organizer is looking forward to extending the achievements of the first two editions and continuously facilitating its role as an international platform of high end business matching as well as tourism exchange and cooperation, allowing tourism industry partners from Mainland China to fully leverage the Forum as a springboard to achieve more Sino foreign tourism cooperation across industries, sectors and regions, so that the tourism industry can generate unlimited momentum for global economic rebound

If you were not able to attend, but would like to make contact to discuss potential partnerships please contact us at admin@travelindex.com

Photo: Ms. Pansy Ho, Vice Chairman and Secretary General of Global Tourism Economy Forum and Bernard A. Metzger, Founder and Chairman of Travelindex Media Group and of the Travel & Tourism Foundation.

Watch a video summary of Global Tourism Economy Forum 2013 here: http://youtu.be/uGNMJ46UjLk

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Hotelogix Reveals Online Distribution Agreement with Travelindex

Bangalore (India) – July 15, 2013 – Hotelogix a leading provider of property management and distribution systems has today announced the signature of a multi-year partnership with Travelindex, one of the largest travel content network with prime audiences across a growing number of web properties. The signing of this significant agreement sees Travelindex offering all the benefits of its Gold Membership to Hotelogix technology customers.

world-by-travel-index-hotelsThe small and mid-sized hospitality industry faces the challenges of managing critical business operations from the front desk to online bookings, multiple points of sales, housekeeping, and marketing among others. For the travel technology providers, it is common to deliver software solutions that become essential tools for the hotelier but neglecting the importance of getting a global online presence generating more traffic to the hotel’s own website.

A worldwide footprint plays a vital role in delivering a more efficient and direct booking experience with benefits to both hospitality companies and travelers alike. The benefits of greater visibility combined with easy accessible and structured data include better decision support, better customer relationships, faster booking process and enhanced brand recognition.

Hotelogix CEO and Co-Founder Aditya Sanghi said: “With the Travelindex partnership we offer our hotel customers a more distribution-centric approach that reduces stress from the initial challenge of getting a significant online presence. By packaging a Travelindex Gold Membership with our technology offering we maximize its return on investment for our customers. Hotelogix is committed to continuously build value for its customers that are independent properties in the small and mid-size segment.”

Travelindex Founder Bernard Metzger said: “It is vital that the small and mid-sized independent hospitality businesses adopt technology that provide a superior service for 21st century travelers in order to remain competitive. The Hotelogix agreement combines unique cloud technology with a global travel marketplace where suppliers can not only manage their operations efficiently, but also reach out to their target customers in order to maximize sales, revenue and customer loyalty, free of third party commissions.”

About Hotelogix:
Hotelogix is a Property Management System and Distribution System on the cloud, developed by HMS InfoTech Private Limited. It is used by customers in over 50 countries like USA, China, India, Thailand, Peru, Australia, Italy, Spain, Japan, France; etc. It has Channel Partners in the Philippines, Thailand, the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, USA, UK etc. and is backed by Accel Venture Partners. Hotelogix offers a 24×7 live support to its customers and is hosted on highly reliable and secured cloud services.

About Travelindex:
Travelindex is building an information marketplace based on an authoritative travel industry database interfacing directly with travel supplier’s websites and reservation systems overcoming limitations imposed by proprietary, closed information systems. Travelindex offers travel professionals and marketers a powerful online marketing platform where all transactions and exchange of information are conducted directly, free of third party commissions. With businesses referenced in one global, as well as in 241 local directories, Travelindex opens new opportunities for all actors of the visitor economy. Through a single-point solution to multi-channel delivery, travel companies can now reach all corners of the web while developing a network of direct contacts to forge new alliances and get new customers.

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