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Business News 22nd January 2016

Rainmaker Expands Asia-Pacific Reach

Rainmaker Expands Asia-Pacific Reach

Rainmaker Expands Asia-Pacific Reach with ONYX Hospitality Group Partnership

The Rainmaker Group continues to strengthen its Asia-Pacific presence: Leading international hospitality provider ONYX Hospitality Group switched to Rainmaker’s competitive rate shopping tool, Revcaster, citing Revcaster’s functionality, the incremental revenue it generates, and the Rainmaker team’s responsiveness. Revcaster’s compatibility with numerous regional channels also factored into ONYX’s decision.

“Most critical for me in selecting a technology vendor is the partnership aspect,” said Stefan Wolf, senior vice-president, revenue and distribution strategy for ONYX. “From first contact, Rainmaker was prompt in responding to our needs and its product and services have proven very flexible. Of the presentations we received, we determined Rainmaker’s Revcaster best served our needs and, in fact, included some unexpected useful extras.”

ONYX evaluated user-friendliness and data accuracy, reaching out to individual properties for direct product comparisons. Explained Wolf, “Positive feedback from the field was an important aspect of our selection. Rich, user-friendly data and rate parity alert functionality were key Revcaster features that impressed us.”

Added Tammy Farley, Rainmaker’s co-founder and president: “With Rainmaker’s development focus on Asia-Pacific it’s exciting to add an innovative chain like ONYX. Our growing local team is already showing results.”

Collecting market-specific hotel price information from hundreds of branded sites and online agencies, Revcaster provides deep-dive local knowledge and analysis, giving property managers the market intelligence and control to make real-time decisions that optimize rates. Easy-to-use downloadable reports are available anytime online in daily, weekly and other formats. Pricing data downloads into any revenue management tool or PMS.

Rainmaker is the only revenue management solution suite with an integrated price comparison component to help hoteliers monitor parity, maximize ADR, and drive profits.