iVvy, the world’s first real-time booking engine for hotels and venues is launching in the UK this month (June 2018).The software will enable hotels to publish live-availability and pricing for their meetings and event spaces, while equipping them with the tools to market and manage their function space, all from the one centralised location.
After launching in Australia in 2009, iVvy now has over 12,000 users across 13 countries and has established corporate partnerships to allow for global distribution of inventory.
The iVvy cloud-based Venue Management Software enables hotels to manage their meetings and event space by publishing live availability, optimising sales activity and allowing for real-time bookings. The venue management software includes a CRM system, an online function diary, a drag & drop floor plan designer, virtual run sheets, an invoicing facility and the option to add catering and AV packages to their listing. Hotels are also given access to an instant and customisable reporting functionality and are provided with a real-time booking widget that sits on their own website, to help drive revenue through the lowest cost of channel.
Lauren Hall, CEO of iVvy said: “Whilst almost every other aspect of the travel and hospitality industry has real-time booking capabilities, the meetings and events industry remains incredibly disparate. With iVvy, we’re bringing together this highly fragmented industry by connecting buyers with suppliers to provide M&E professionals with the same efficiencies.”
Hall continues: “As buying behaviour continues to change, statistics show that over 63 percent of event buyers search for hotels and venues outside of office hours. By providing them with immediate access to hotel information, we’re eliminating the need for RFP; reducing the time it takes to organise an event from weeks to minutes. iVvy meets the demands of the customer during their buying decision, by increasing the ability for hotels to convert leads into bookings instantly.”
The iVvy cloud-based management platform enables hotels and venues to offer a 24/7 events business. The platform reduces costs, increases revenue and profit and improves the entire event experience.
iVvy is a Software as a Service (SaaS) technology company providing solutions to
the events and hospitality industry. iVvy has worked with over a 1000 clients across seven countries including leading Australian restaurant groups such as Rockpool, Australian Venue Co. and Red Rock Hospitality.
The company has also rolled out centralised booking systems for hotel groups with multi-continent portfolios such as Next Hotels, TFE Hotels, Best Western, Mantra Group and Wyndham.
Using ground-breaking cloud based software, iVvy provides solutions that tackle core issues faced by the travel, MICE and events industry. iVvy’s mission is to offer scalable and real-time solutions to the industry that helps save costs and increase efficiencies.
For more details, go to ivvy.com