As a travel agent, it can be quite time consuming to find the perfect hotel for your client’s stay. Their preferences may be easy to provide for such as something in a downtown area of a major metropolitan city, or maybe they have a whole list of demands for their trip. Amadeus has come out with Hotels Plus (Multisource) for your agency’s use in assisting all types of customers.
Amadeus brings us a fantastic web-based program in Hotels Plus, the first GDS selling tool for hotels that’s accessible through the Internet. It has intuitive navigation so you don’t need to worry about getting lost on any pages as you go through the research process for your clients. You can bookmark your favorite sites and forget about all of the IATA codes—you can just enter the city or region instead. There’s even an autocompletion tool so you don’t need to worry about typos either.
Sometimes customers want to stay near a certain landmark or within a certain area of a city. Art lovers might want to be near the Louvre, while theater buffs might want to stay in the heart of Broadway in New York City. With Hotels Plus, you can search by city, region, or with the help of an ingenious map search feature. Zero in on what your client is looking for on the map, find the hotels nearby, and book a room. It’s that easy!
Each property Amadeus has listed within Hotels Plus has grand detail so that you can offer your clients much more information than ever before. Nearly 80,000 properties are in the database and agents can pull up photos of each location, as well as amenities, nearby things to see and do, and the text is quite descriptive. The photos are actually offered by way of map, satellite, and bird’s eye views. What makes all of this really terrific for the customer is that as an agent you can email the five most-favored properties to the client for their review.
Amadeus has set up Hotels Plus with interactive tools to best aid the travel agent in booking not only hotels but also travel packages as well. Travelers will find that they can book hotels, air, and cars, plus purchase tickets for local activities through their travel agent. This one stop shop attitude can bolster the reputation of not only the travel agency but also anyone who actually lists their company within the database.
Hotel facilities, breakfast indicators, and ratings are also included within the program. Whether your agency caters to customers who want a brand name hotel or an independent boutique hotel, Amadeaus’ Hotels Plus can show you the way.