[Auckland, April 10th 2019] The overall value STAAH has provided to the industry in APAC markets has this week been recognized, at the first of its kind award function, by Booking.com held at the Singapore Connectivity Exchange.
The esteemed partner program presented one of its high rewards – the 2018 APAC Top Connectivity Partner Award – to the hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, STAAH, for the impact felt by hoteliers through its holistic suite of guest acquisition solutions.
Speaking on the goal of the awards program, Eddy Veldhuizen [Director Connectivity Partnerships at Booking.com] says, “To meet the demands of tomorrow’s traveller we need to develop cutting edge technology, we also need cutting edge connectivity with our accommodation partners to ensure the Booking.com experience is a seamless one.
We are excited to be recognising STAAH as a top connectivity provider for APAC. They are deeply engaged with the success of their partners on our platform”.
The past years has witnessed STAAH’s culture of innovation that has led to the development of a trusted and high-performing suite of technology solutions that power the online growth of hospitality businesses globally. Attaining the maximum score in the Booking.com partner programme (APAC markets), against the competition, STAAH is elated with the recognition and gracefully accepts the position.
Founder & Director of STAAH, Gavin Jeddo, who accepted the award on Wednesday, says, “It is humbling for STAAH to be recognised in such an established, innovative hotel industry as APAC. This win is testament to the immeasurable role of technology in driving the acquisition of guests for hotels, and we are delighted to provide such connectivity for hoteliers.”
The APAC Top Connectivity Partner Award, recognises and rewards the connectivity service providers, when they offer quality connections as well as a range of useful products and services to the hoteliers. Depending on the scores attained by the partners and the overall performance, the top 3 are chosen, STAAH being on the top for the APAC region.
About STAAH Ltd.
STAAH Ltd is a New Zealand-based technology company that specialises in cloud-based channel management and booking engine for accommodation providers to maximise online revenue. Founded by Gavin Jeddo in 2008, a pioneer in the field of distribution technology, STAAH’s industry-leading technology powers a property’s distribution through online travel agencies (OTA), direct bookings and digital marketing services. STAAH works with more than 6,000 partner properties in more than 80 countries through its operations in New Zealand, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, UAE and UK.
Established in 1996 in Amsterdam, Booking.com B.V. has grown from a small Dutch start-up to one of the largest travel e-commerce companies in the world. Part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), Booking.com now employs more than 17,000 employees in 198 offices in 70 countries worldwide. With a mission to empower people to experience the world, Booking.com invests in digital technology that helps take the friction out of travel. At Booking.com, we connect travellers with the world’s largest selection of incredible places to stay, including everything from apartments, vacation homes, and family-run B&Bs to 5-star luxury resorts, tree houses and even igloos. The Booking.com website and mobile apps are available in 43 languages, offer over 28 million total reported listings, including more than 5.7 million listings of homes, apartments and other unique places to stay, and covers more than 145,000 destinations in 228 countries and territories worldwide. Each day, more than 1.5 million room nights are reserved on our platform. So, whether traveling for business or leisure, customers can instantly book their ideal place to stay quickly and easily with Booking.com, without booking fees and backed up by our promise to price match. Via our customer experience team, customers can reach Booking.com 24/7 for assistance and support in over 43 languages, any time of the day or night.