Las Vegas and New York (November 9, 2010) Las Vegas Sands Corp., the leading global developer of integrated resorts, today announced that it will implement Travel Trippers RezTripTM 2.0 booking engine at five of its hotels worldwide. When integration is complete, customers will book guest rooms and other products and services through the RezTripTM booking engine for The Venetian and The Palazzo on the Las Vegas Strip, the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, The Venetian Macao, and Sands Bethlehem in Pennsylvania properties with a total of almost 14,000 luxury resort rooms.
According to Rom Hendler, Corporate VP of Strategic Marketing for Las Vegas Sands Corp., “We evaluated custom-build options as well as many existing online booking engines and chose Travel Tripper because of their innovative technology, impressive team, and capability to expand their solution over time to support our direct sales needs beyond hotel web bookings. RezTripTM will better enable us to promote Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s unique guest experience from the moment consumers reach any of our websites.”
Travel Tripper’s new 2.0 version of RezTripTM streamlines the consumer shopping experience. Using RezTripTM’s powerful pricing capabilities, hotels can present consistent and logical pricing to consumers across rooms, rates, and packages. RezTripTM 2.0 enables guests to book up to five rooms at a time at different room rates and even for different dates. Guests can email in-progress reservations to co-travelers who can review or complete the booking, a feature which is perfect for the small unorganized group segment that forms a large component of Las Vegas visitors. The booking engine has full multi-lingual and multi-currency capabilities making it an excellent sales tool for hotels anywhere in the world.
“Winning the Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s business validates our efforts to provide a better e-commerce tool for the hotel industry. The Las Vegas Sands Corp. casino-resorts source business globally and operate massively complex full-service luxury properties where room accommodations are just the beginning of the on-property experience,” said Gautam Lulla, Travel Tripper COO. “RezTripTM was built for just this type of hospitality company and because of the tool’s powerful and unique features, it will help the Las Vegas Sands Corp. properties drive higher conversion rates, longer lengths of stay and higher average daily rates.”
RezTripTM 2.0 is built on a robust open source technology stack that includes Linux, Java, MySQL, and Google Web Toolkit. This enables quick and efficient implementation of new features that are critical to our customers. For example, Travel Tripper will put in place a real time two-way interface to the Agilysys LMS property management system for the Las Vegas Sands Corp.
About Travel Tripper
Travel Tripper (www.traveltripper.com) is an innovative online reservation solution provider that helps hotels increase conversions and distribution share through hotels’ best sales channel – their proprietary website. In addition to the new and revolutionary RezTripTM 2.0 online booking engine, Travel Tripper offers call center services, Internet Marketing products, and a powerful Business Intelligence system for hotels.
Travel Tripper (www.traveltripper.com) is a privately held company based in New York City.
About Las Vegas Sands Corporation
Las Vegas Sands Corp. is a Fortune 500 company and the leading global developer of destination properties (integrated resorts) that feature premium accommodations, world-class gaming and entertainment, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants, and many other amenities.
THE VENETIAN(R) and THE PALAZZO(R), Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, are among the company’s properties in the United States. In Singapore, the iconic MARINA BAY SANDS(R) is the most recent addition to the company’s portfolio.
Through its majority-owned subsidiary Sands China Ltd., the company also owns a collection of properties in Macau, including THE VENETIAN(R) Macao, Four Seasons Hotel Macao and the Four Seasons-branded serviced-apartments at its COTAI STRIP(R) development, as well as the SANDS(R) Macao on the Macau peninsula.
The company is currently constructing a 6,400-room complex at the COTAI STRIP, which will feature the Shangri-La, Traders, Sheraton, and St. Regis hotel brands.
Las Vegas Sands is also committed to global sustainability through its SANDS Eco 360 program and is an active community partner through its various charitable organizations.
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