AUG
06
2017

New Supplier Integrations and Hotel Chains at ANIXE

Each year ANIXE extends the reach and distribution of the Resfinity Hotel platform, providing its suppliers with more bookings and new source markets. We are happy to welcome new partners to the Resfinity.

New Supplier Integrations

LTS (3,000 hotels) – With a network of 17 destination offices across 7 countries, LTS provides comprehensive incoming services to tour operators, wholesalers and OTAs, covering hotel accommodation, transfers and car rental, tours and activities as well as custom tailored MICE and FIT services. The DMC network works closely with hotels and service providers to guarantee attractive rates and offers, and supports this with a high level of service on the ground.

LTS brings to ANIXE’s Resfinity Hotel Platform directly contracted hotels in Bulgaria, Egypt, Malta, Spain, Morocco, Greece and Turkey.

World2Meet (20,000 hotels) – Founded in 2008 as NT Incoming and in some destinations New Travelers, World2Meet (W2M) is entirely owned by Iberostar Group, and has evolved into a wholesaler model. With a footprint covering over 175 countries W2M provides a variety of travel services including accommodation, transfers, tours and activities. The company has recently expanded globally with the intention of being present in key leisure destinations and top travelled cities. W2M’s direct contracts are strategically managed through investments and hotel commitments, providing rock bottom rates to its customers. The company has DMCs in Spain, Portugal, Andorra, the US and Cuba.

W2M manages its product database on the Juniper system, and is ANIXE’s first Juniper-based supplier.

Fastpayhotels (750,000 hotels) – Founded by Alex Gisbert in 2016, Fastpayhotels delivers a strong value proposition at an opportune time for the travel industry. Based on full payment at time of booking, the company promises improved cash flow and zero risk for its hotel partners, and can in return deliver unbeatable hotel rates towards its customers. With a network of DMCs in over 21 countries, Fastpayhotels enters the B2B market as a big player, focused only on non-refundable prepaid rates with booking windows of up to 390 days.

Headquartered in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Fastpayhotels intends to grow its footprint swiftly to further capitalize on this acquired niche. Fastpayhotels is ANIXE’s second Juniper based supplier.

Hotel Chains

In today’s multi-supplier, multi-distribution channel world finding the best price at the best availability means getting closer to the source. All major global hotel chains have followed suit by unifying their distribution methods, discarding the static contracting model and opting for dynamic contract distribution through channel managers and CRS.

Accor – A French multinational hotel group, part of the CAC 40 index, with properties in 95 countries. With headquarters based in Paris, France, the group owns, operates and franchises a total of 3,700 hotels with a footprint stretching across all five continents.

Accor encompasses different hotel brands that cater to different market segments. Luxury brands include Sofitel, Sofitel Legend, Raffles and Fairmont. Upscale brands are Grand Mercure, Mei Jue, The Sebel, Mama Shelter, Pullman, MGallery and Swissotel. Midscale brands include Mercure, Novotel and Adagio. And finally, economy brands are Hotel F1, Ibis Budget, Ibis Styles and Ibis.

Starwood – An American hotel and leisure company headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. Starwood is one of the world's largest hotel companies, occupying a large part of the upscale market segment. It owns, operates, franchises and manages hotels, resorts, spas, residences, and vacation ownership properties under its 11 owned brands. Westin, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, W Hotels, St. Regis, Le Meridien and Design hotels cater to luxury seeking travellers.

Aloft and the Tribute Portfolio are mid-scale brands, and Element is Starwood’s eco-friendly hotel brand and renowned for sustainability.

Marriott International acquired Starwood in September of 2016, creating the world’s largest hotel chain.