Online rate management for independent hotels solved

Welcome Anywhere rate manager

Hospitality and restaurant booking software business, Welcome Systems Ltd, has released a brand new rate manager especially designed for independent hotels with restaurants.

Mark Ellis, Marketing Director at Welcome Systems, explains:

“This new module is part of our Welcome Anywhere package, and enables independent hotels to make their pricing plans a reality through the quick set-up and management of special offers and seasonal rates.

“Incorporating a ‘fast-rate wizard,’ Welcome Anywhere works flawlessly on mobile devices so that hotel owners can react quickly to changing market conditions and provide a wide range of guest offers.”

Welcome Anywhere also makes it easy to connect room bookings to tills so that food and drink bills can be added seamlessly to accommodation charges and allow for centralised revenue reporting.

Mark continues:

“Independent hotels are increasingly well placed to rival their big chain competitors, but many are seeking to improve their digital offer to meet the expectations of online savvy travellers.

“Historically the independent hotel market has avoided new technology which is often viewed as being too expensive. However, Welcome Anywhere offers a free one-month trial and costs from as little as £30/month.

“Eliminating errors such as missed room postings and giving guests quicker service with just one bill on checkout makes this a must-have for independent hotels’ booking and bills management.”

One enthusiastic Welcome Anywhere supporter is the Knockomie Hotel near Inverness, with 15 bedrooms and a formal restaurant that serves traditional Scottish cuisine of the highest quality.

Knockomie Front of House Manager, Carol Duffus, comments:

“We’ve been using Welcome Anywhere since February this year after deciding to replace our previous booking system and the cost and customer service advantages have been tremendous.

“Welcome Anywhere is commission-free and highly affordable. I can now update key information myself, client booking confirmations are fully automated and the system is completely mobile, so I can keep up-to-date using a tablet or smartphone even when I’m out of the office.

“Welcome Anywhere is also integrated with the online travel agencies (OTAs), cutting out any risk of double bookings and giving me real peace of mind. The new rate manager includes some very interesting features and we’re now looking forward to a busy summer season.”