Accommodation technology company RMS Cloud today revealed that the value of bookings through its cloud-based property management system is now running at an annualized rate of more than $1 billion.
Hoteliers are stepping up their overall investment in technology – new property management systems top of the software shopping list – however research reveals independent operators are falling behind in the tech arms race.
Call it the Airbnb or Uber moment for holiday parks. Disruption has finally arrived in the sector - but with a twist. Established operators are facing increased competition from lightly or unregulated competitors, that are often free and operated by the councils they pay rates to. As you can imagine, there is friction.
Kylie McDonald used to have a love-hate relationship with busy long weekends at the two popular beachside holiday parks she helps manage in Warrnambool, Surfside and Shipwreck Bay, which between them feature an imposing 1049 sites and 25 cabins.
The team at bustling Bendooley Estate in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW know a thing or two about service – they host almost 300 weddings a year, run a busy restaurant, offer wonderful accommodation, have an amazing book barn café and somehow find the time to tend a vineyard.
Hospitality has a multitude of moving parts but is, at its heart, a deceptively simple business, says Peter Bacon, GM of Bannisters Port Stephens.
Colombo, SRI LANKA. Feb 2019 – Sri Lanka’s top accommodation group, Resplendent Ceylon, recently upgraded its property management technology to RMS Cloud – a move company founder and Managing Director Malik Fernando says has liberated the business.
Lesley Joy has a cat called Zen who isn’t zen - she makes a lot of noise because that’s what Snow Leopard Bengal’s do – and runs Bay of Islands Holiday Homes with her husband Barry from the scenic town of Russell, 247km north of Auckland, New Zealand.
Imagine running a distribution strategy without a Channel Manager. It simply wouldn’t be possible.
Upgrading its technology to the RMS Cloud property management system has made a “huge difference” to operational efficiencies at the Royce Hotel, one of Melbourne’s best boutique properties.
When Sue and Roger Humphris arrived in Beechworth a dozen years ago to run their first business together, it was just them, the kids and a sprawling 10 acre caravan park in the Victorian high country.
When will it end? That’s the question some are asking about the global boom in serviced apartments, but the sector’s steep growth trajectory shows no sign of slowing with development pipelines in key markets such as Europe expanding, invigorated by the arrival of new brands and concepts.