Panama City Hotels Drive Bookings with Mobile Site and Facebook
DALLAS (October 10, 2012) - RiandeHoteles, with two locations in Panama City, Panama is now able to offer reservations on mobile devices and Facebook through tools provided by Pegasus Solutions. Both hotels have launched mobile sites using OpenFlex from Open Hospitality, a division of Pegasus, and have leveraged the OpenView booking engine to capture “Facebookings.”
OpenFlex provides Riande Hoteles with responsive design, scalable images, and adjustable layouts made specifically for mobile devices, allowing bookers to quickly access details via their preferred mobile tools. The OpenView booking engine enables users to book directly on Riande Hoteles’ Facebook page connecting to the reservation platform on each hotel’s site.
“Riande Hoteles has been working with Pegasus for more than eight years,” said Mario Ramos, social media and web marketing manager for Riande Hoteles. “Our goal in this partnership is to get clients from all over the world to our hotels. We offer extensive executive amenities, and with the addition of OpenFlex and OpenView, the reservation process is simplified, appealing even more to the business traveler.”
Riande Hoteles has two locations in Panama City. The135-room Riande Aeropuerto Hotel & Resort is just two minutes away from the Tocumen International Airport, offering a large pool surrounded by a tropical garden and recreational area. The Riande Granada Urban Hotel features 154 rooms, meeting rooms for seminars and conferences, and executive floors perfect for business travelers.
“Hotels can have difficulty justifying resources to develop a mobile or a social media presence,” said David Millili, chief executive officer of Pegasus Solutions. “But OpenFlex and OpenView offer a real and affordable way for hotels to make theirsocial media and mobile efforts generate revenue.”
Pegasus Solutions is the single largest processor of electronic hotel transactions, delivering advanced and affordable connectivity and distribution solutions to nearly 100,000 hotels worldwide. Pegasus connects hotels to crucial sources of business, facilitating almost $16 billion for its clients annually. In additional to foundational global distribution system (GDS) access and online connectivity, Pegasus delivers online, social marketing and booking solutions through its Open Hospitality division, industry-preferred global commission processing, and powerful reservation tools to convert and capture bookings. As a trusted partner in generating guest room demand and sales, Pegasus also offers hotels actionable business intelligence through its Pegasus View Market Performance reports to help hotels understand and respond to changing market conditions.
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