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PROFILES IN VACATION RENTAL SUCCESS; LEISURELINK DRIVES 566% INCREASE IN OTA BOOKINGS AND A 621% INCREASE IN ONLINE REVENUE FOR ROSTREVOR HOTEL BARBADOS
Industry: Technology       

LeisureLink’s combination of best-in-class software tools and expert account managers continues to help Rostrevor Hotel Barbados increase efficiency, occupancy, and ADR in off-season and peak season.

(TRAVPR.COM) UNITED STATES - February 17th, 2016 - The award-winning Rostrevor Hotel is one of the most popular self-catering hotels in Barbados. A favorite on TripAdvisor, the family-owned, independent 79 room property, stays competitive in Christ Church, Barbados by running a lean operation managed by third-generation Robyn Gollop-Knight. When Gollop-Knight found herself managing OTA contracts while the hotel’s one Reservations Supervisor managed all the OTA extranets, it became apparent that the distribution process was taking precious energy away from other essential needs.

In 2012 Gollop-Knight chose LeisureLink for channel management, citing LeisureLink’s comprehensive services offered at the most competitive price point. LeisureLink would handle contracts, increase the hotel’s distribution, and ensure the property had only one extranet to manage. The property was always very conservative with inventory, wanting to avoid overbooking at all cost. Now, with direct-connect integrated to Rostrevor’s PMS roomMaster, the property has more inventory on more channels without risk of overselling. The property enjoys the convenience of one contract for all channels, consolidated accounting and seamless real-times updates for content, rates and availability.

As a result of opening up more inventory to LeisureLink channels alongside more widespread distribution, the Rostrevor has seen a 566% increase in OTA bookings and a 621% increase in gross online booking revenue from 2014 to 2015.  Just as important, the hotel’s key employees are more efficient and better able to respond to property and guest needs.

“LeisureLink was the channel manager that offered us the widest spectrum of opportunities to be more efficient while also increasing our presence on the greatest number of channels,” explains Robyn Gollop-Knight, General Manager. “Now, I feel we are everywhere we need to be. Instead of handling OTA contracts, I’m able to focus on tasks that are essential to the well-being of our operation.”

Additionally, the Hotel has recently begun using FastPay, allowing for payment upon check-in instead of waiting weeks for OTA checks. LeisureLink FastPay is a single-use “virtual” credit card number that replaces the standard payment process for bookings and speeds up the guest payment process on bookings by as much as 45 days, allowing payment upon guest check in.

LeisureLink offers one link to more bookings - online, offline, anywhere and is the trusted choice to help vacation rental companies make more money and save more time.  With the largest network of distribution partners in the industry, collectively reaching 80 million monthly travelers, LeisureLink has delivered over $1 billion in bookings to clients since 2007, connecting properties to top online channels like Expedia, Booking.com, Airbnb and a preferred partner of HomeAway.

LeisureLink’s combination of best-in-class software tools and expert account managers continues to help Rostrevor Hotel Barbados increase efficiency, occupancy, and ADR in off-season and peak season.

To learn more or request a live demo of the LeisureLink solution, please visit http://content.leisurelink.com/demo-land-page or call 1-855-840-2249.

About Rostrevor Hotel Barbados

The award-winning Rostrevor Hotel is a premier option for visitors to Barbados that want an affordable hotel in Barbados, catering to those travelers that are looking for a beachfront hotel at a price that will leave you with plenty to spend on other activities during your visit. Located in St. Lawrence Gap, Rostrevor Hotel Barbados is in the heart of the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of St. Lawrence Bay, Dover Beach, and Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary. Turtle Beach and Worthing Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km). Spend the day playing on the beach then return to dine at one of Rostrevor Hotel's 2 restaurants. The beachfront property offers guests a wide variety of fully equipped, self-catering studios and a combination of bedroom suites with spacious, comfortable and blissfully cheerful Caribbean interiors. Rostrevor Hotel is proud to be recognized as a top innovator in environmental stewardship having been the first Green Hotel under the Green Business Barbados program developed by the local Future Centre Trust. Visit www.rostrevorbarbados.com to find out more.

About LeisureLink

Salt Lake City-based LeisureLink’s distribution services offer vacation rental properties the opportunity to distribute to top online travel agencies like Expedia, Booking.com, Airbnb and HomeAway, all the major GDS players and top travel sites. Suppliers can manage their online distribution from one platform – optimizing rates, availability, specials, and content changes. Leisurelink’s specialty consulting services leverage industry experts who understand travel distribution and maximize revenues. LeisureLink consolidates all accounting, payables and receivables with a single source of payment, providing clarity to the often-complex world of distribution.  This comprehensive service helps LeisureLink clients generate more money and save more time.  For more information, visit LeisureLink.com

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