Bookeasy Connect - March  2017

Bookeasy on the Road!

Another busy month for the Bookeasy team! Chris, our training guru, has been up and down the East Coast this month. First stop was Victoria, where Chris caught up with the Australian Visitor Centres and Beautiful Accommodation teams. It was also great to catch up with the Hunter Valley  team and their members in NSW.

Later, Chris went to sunny Queensland to spend time with Townsville Enterprise and Mackay Tourism.  He also presented at the Brisbane Marketing event over in Moreton Island at the Tangalooma Resort.

The team also managed to squeeze in some international miles, with our leader Bryan flying over to the USA to present at the Visit Florida CTIC Summit. Meanwhile, Tony and Kaitlyn jetted over to beautiful Vanuatu to commence their new website redevelopment project. Yes, we were all jealous! 

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Quick tips!

Duplication of Operators

If you want to set up a new operator, it's important to check the Bookeasy database thoroughly to ensure an Operator's listing is not duplicated. Please refer to this online help article for the correct process to set up a new Operator (or link an existing Operator).

Please Remember:
  • Don't assume the most obvious console is the correct one
  • A channel manager/partner (i.e. Rezdy) can only connect to one console
  • Always contact the operator to confirm which console they use
If you discover a duplicated operator console, or believe you have linked a duplicate/incorrect operator console, please contact Bookeasy Support.

Upcoming Sponsorships and Events

Bookeasy is proud to be supporting a couple of industry events and are looking forward to connecting with many of our partners.

The LGNSW Tourism Conference 2017 is being held in Taree next week. This is the must-attend event for NSW council staff involved in tourism, economic development, marketing, planning and event management.

The inaugural Tourism Summit in Noosa is being held in April and will bring together some of Australia's most innovative thinkers and achievers to interact and engage with delegates.

While attending these events, we are more than happy to arrange one-on-one meetings or even catch up for a drink, just let us know!

What's New?

Seekom connection is live!

We are very excited to announce a new partner connection with Seekom/Ibex channel manager. They are a major PMS/Channel Manager provider in New Zealand, with growing numbers in Australia.

We are continuously working towards establishing new and exciting live connectivities. Another great partnership coming soon is with YesBookIt, a leading booking management solution for property managers and the holiday rental market.

Channel Manager Time Stamp Feature

This highly anticipated feature is finally here! Accommodation Operators using a channel manager will now have time stamps added to their Bookeasy console. This can be viewed in the Availability Screens, Daily Rates Screens and also at the bottom of the Business details page.

This feature enables Tourism Centres and Operators to have transparency over their channel manager updates sent to Bookeasy and to identify discrepancies.

Additionally, this past month we've released a number of enhancements, including continued updates to the Bookeasy pages through the ASP Migration work. 

Please click the button below for the complete list of updates for the latest Development Release.
View Past Development Releases

Coming Soon!

Exciting Projects in the Pipeline

We have many new enhancements and functionality coming up over the next quarter. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months! Here's a sneak peak of what's coming up:
  • More Tour/Activity connectivity via the Livn Group partnership
  • Agent Console enhancements
  • Modification/Cancellation requests via guest client consoles
  • Booking functionality in guest client consoles
  • Automatic email notifications for due booking flags
  • Improved Package functionality
  • Reviews functionality
  • Email service enhancements
  • Geospatial Gadget Search
Until next time..!
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