Rezdy partners with VELTRA to expand distribution channels in Asia
B2B online distribution and reservation platform Rezdy LLC has partnered with Asia’s leading online travel agent VELTRA to increase its distribution channels in APAC.
Rezdy LLC, an innovative and fast growing B2B online distribution and reservation platform for tours, activities and attractions, has partnered with VELTRA, one of Asia’s leading OTAs selling tours and activities. This partnership significantly increases Rezdy’s distribution channels in the APAC region.
This agreement will integrates VELTRA with the global Rezdy supplier network allowing real time bookings in a seamless process.
"Thanks to this new Rezdy API integration, we can now provide seamless booking experiences to our strong customer base in the emerging Asian market,” said Taka Mitamura, VELTRA’s Director of Sales in the EMEA region.
Rezdy serves tour, activity and attraction providers in more than 85 countries and this latest partnership expands their reach further into Asia and beyond. $1 billion in bookings is generated through Rezdy’s platform every year.
“VELTRA has a great reputation around the world and this relationship adds tremendous value to our expanding list of suppliers. We share VELTRA’s passion for the customer experience and, like Veltra, we pride ourselves on always innovating and leading the way when it comes to travel technology” said Simon Lenoir, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rezdy.
For Rezdy’s growing portfolio of tour and attraction suppliers, this new partnership will give tour and activity operators extended exposure to the booming outbound market from Asia. According to statistics from the 24th World Travel Monitor Forum, Asia experienced a double-digit rise in international trips in 2016, with forecasted continued growth for 2017.
Outbound travel from Asia grew by a dynamic 11% in the first eight months of 2016, according to World Travel Monitor’s figures. Travel to the Americas saw one of the highest growth rates at 11%.
Rezdy’s robust B2B technology and an open API platform architecture make it easy for suppliers and travel operators to consolidate and integrate internal systems and other web applications within the platform itself.
For tour, activity and attraction companies, Rezdy provides a gateway to multiple distribution channels (e.g. large OTAs, hotel concierges, visitor information centers, offline travel agents), etc. This enables tour operators to access more customers and get more bookings. Rezdy’s customers are also able to control what inventory is pushed through these distribution channels and set the appropriate commission rates and terms, all in real-time.
For agents, Rezdy helps source and access more products to offer their customers. Agents contract directly with suppliers, or opt-in to distribute at the supplier’s standard rate and commission. Rezdy has no booking fees for agents.