The new platform provides a complete solution for all types of accommodations to manage and grow their hotel business online
NEW YORK, June 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Wix.com Ltd. (NASDAQ: WIX), a leading global SaaS platform for creating, managing and growing an online presence, today announced the relaunch of its new solution for the hospitality industry. Wix has partnered with HotelRunner, a comprehensive platform designed to support all accommodation businesses, to re-develop Wix Hotels. The new platform is a major enhancement to the existing solution and includes a full suite of business tools for every touchpoint needed to launch, manage and grow any size hospitality business and maximize revenue.
Wix’s comprehensive online platform, combined with HotelRunner’s end-to-end travel technology, allows users to build a website, manage their property, guests, reservations, and sales channels from from a single platform. Whether they run a bed and breakfast, boutique hotel, hotel chain, vacation rental, resort, or single lodging, business owners are equipped with the operational tools they need to effectively manage their business online and on-site.
Benefits for Wix Hotels by HotelRunner users include:
- Connect to major online sales channels and travel agencies such as Booking.com, Expedia, Hotelbeds and Airbnb, which can help increase revenue
- Receive direct bookings and secure payments from their website
- Manage rates and availability with easy-to-use calendars on one reliable platform to manage reservations and synchronize all inventory while implementing complex pricing and revenue management strategies
- Real-time inventory updates across all sales channels
- Manage front desk operations including check-ins and check-outs
- Manage policies and taxes, offer extras, promotions, offers and coupons, interact with customers and promote their property across sales channels through the channel manager
“We are constantly improving our offering to provide business owners with a complete solution for any type of business, and we are excited to relaunch our hotel solution for the hospitality and tourism industry,” said Ronny El KayamPlease Mobile, App market and strategic products at Wix. “As travel has begun to increase in the post-pandemic era, we are seeing an increase in demand for digitalization in the hotel and hospitality industry and we are proud to have developed a solid solution for these companies and to develop addressable Wix has invested resources in building the right infrastructure to support private businesses and large franchises, for both 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 pioneering innovations for over a decade to create a greater travel economy. Wix Hotels by HotelRunner was developed by leveraging both companies’ deep expertise in travel and technology and positioning our platform -award-winning form, globally recognized by major players in the travel industry 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 drive hospitality and tourism industries to the next level by accelerating digital transformation. Thousands of accommodation properties around the world will benefit from an affordable and comprehensive set of products, thanks to the new Wix Hotels by HotelRunner,” added Arden Agopianco-founder and managing partner of HotelRunner.
Wix Hotels by HotelRunner is in beta with a gradual rollout in English first, followed by other languages. Existing users of the Wix Hotels solution will switch to the new solution after the beta release. To sign up for the beta, click here.
About Wix.com Ltd.
Wix is a leading platform for creating, managing and growing a digital presence. What started as a website builder in 2006 is now a comprehensive platform providing users with enterprise-grade performance, security, and reliable infrastructure. Offering a wide range of business and commerce solutions, advanced SEO and marketing tools, Wix empowers users to have full ownership of their brand, data, and customer relationships. With a focus on continuous innovation and the delivery of new features and products, anyone can create a powerful digital presence to achieve their dreams on Wix.
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HotelRunner is a unified SaaS sales, operations and distribution management platform and B2B network for accommodations, travel agencies and payment providers. HotelRunner has thousands of accommodation partners and travel agencies worldwide. HotelRunner is a Premier Booking.com Connectivity Partner, Expedia Elite Connectivity Partner, Airbnb Software Partner, Agoda Innovative Provider, Oracle Gold, Hotelbeds and Google Hotel Ads Strategic Partner.
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