ResAvenue: The 2010 Review
December 28, 2010
The end of the year is usually a time for reflection. So, let us look back and take a quick look at how ResAvenue, your online booking solution evolved over the past year.
More Payment Options
The first evolution is the expansion of the payment network. Having a good and extensive payment network is the key to any website’s success especially a hotel website. There is no use having an online reservation engine with an online payment gateway, if the guest comes to the final step of the reservation process ‘Pay Now’ and realizes that he can’t pay because he doesn’t have a suitable payment instrument.
As a ResAvenue affiliated hotelier, this is one worry that need not concern you. ResAvenue has the widest bouquet of payment options from credit cards, debit cards, net banking, mobile payments to cash cards … and it continuously and consistently adds more options every year. In 2010, it added 6 new Indian banks to its already impressive list of Net Banking options - State Bank of Mysore, Andhra Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Tamilnad Mercantile Bank and ING Vysya.
ResAvenue has also added a second cash card option – Done Card. This popular cash card with enable you to target Indian audiences who do not have credit cards, debit cards and net bank accounts or even those audiences who are reluctant to use their credit cards, debit cards or net bank accounts to pay for reservations.
Each of these new additions – the net banking accounts and the cash card have substantial user bases, which will increase your market reach in the Indian sub-continent.
New Reservation Engine Features
ResAvenue also has an enhanced reservation engine that increases your revenue generating capabilities. This engine has a range of new features from a classy new look to a value added service option.
Availability Calendar: Earn goodwill of visitors on your website with the real time Availability Calendar. Interested visitors will no longer have to go through the entire reservation process only to be informed that rooms are unavailable for their selected dates. Now, they can check for Room Availability before booking.
Advanced Search Engine: Persuade with Packages. Some visitors are looking for special packages and deals with the Advanced Search Engine option you can make their search easier. Visitors can narrow their search by using the Advanced Search engine to locate packages only, rooms only and room types + packages.
Display Multi Images: Pictures speak! With the Multiple Image option, create a better showcase of your hotel and visually persuade visitors to become guests.
Offer Value Added Services: Earn More on every guests by allowing them to pre-reserve hotel services like car rentals, tour packages etc. With the stay enhancement feature, you can add your hotel services to the reservation engine and allow guests to reserve and pay for services in advance.
To conclude, in 2010 ResAvenue evolved to provide you, its hoteliers with the best in terms of payment options and enhanced IT solution with a new cutting-edge payment solution.