2015. Integration with icastelli
As part of our integration campaign with the main OTAs in the Market, we are pleased to officially announce the creation of a new Communication Protocol in the Seven Stars OTA Connectivity suite, the PMS of Class One Group . It is, in this case, the integration with icastelli , one of the leading Websites to world level in hotel reservations, specialized in Hotels with style (currently they have more than 3000 places and resorts carefully selected for unique trips and dream vacations).
Through this new communication protocol it is possible to export Inventories (Availability and Rates) directly from the PMS, as well as automatically collect Reservations made through the Web.
Availability and Rates Update:
- Quotas established for icastelli, and Prices per day for the different Rooms, although a Room Type in the PMS may mean different Room Types in the OTA (Standard Double, Double with Sea Views, Double Ground Floor, etc. , being able to increase or decrease the prices in percentage terms, depending on the Type of Room)
- Days of Minimum Stay
- Different Code Plans are automatically generated in icastelli for the management of the Meal Plan (Room Only, Breakfast, Half Board, Full Board and All Include)
- Closing dates
- The possibility of scheduling the update is enabled so that it is carried out automatically (normally, every day at dawn, although it can be configured according to the needs of the Hotel). On the other hand, there is also the manual option that sends the data to the OTA at the time the user decides. The average time of an update for a whole year, both in the automatic and manual cases, is less than one minute.
Reception of Reservations:
- The Reservation made through icastelli is loaded directly into the PMS (the existence of new Reservations is verified through a periodic check, with a configurable frequency depending on the Hotel’s needs; e.g .: 10 ‘, 30’, a once a day, etc.).
- Due to the particularities of this OTA, it has become necessary to implement a verification of the prior existence in the PMS of each of the Reserves recovered, as well as the modifications made to them
- After receiving each Reservation, a printout of the data associated with it is made (as well as an email is sent to the Head of Accommodations). In this way, the Hotel will perceive that a new Reservation has been loaded into its Computer Systems
- Quota and Booking update automatically
- Following the new trends for the optimization of communication between the Hotel and the OTA, direct access from the PMS has been implemented to the master and transactional values of: Rate Plan, Room Type, Rate Availibility, Reservations (All Reservations, Check In-Out for one year, Modifications for one year). In this way, the Hotel will be able, in a simple way, to obtain all the relevant information for the configuration of communication, as well as the exhaustive inventory of Reservations (historical)
From Class One we would like to emphasize that it has been a real pleasure to work with the icastelli team, led by Marco Orlando. We sincerely thank you for your kind cooperation.