New mobi Booking Screens
The new version of our single property mobi booking screens are very, very close to public release (mere days away). For a sneak preview visit demo.ibexplus.com on your mobile device.
Please note that the initial release will not include extras - if this is imperative we recommend that you remain with the current mobile booking screen (which includes extras) until the second release which will follow shortly thereafter.
DOC Fishing Licence
Department of Conservation have commissioned Seekom to build a new Taupo fishing licence purchasing system. It went live today - click here to view. This screen design is available to all our customers who are interested in selling non booking / extra only items on their website independent of an accommodation booking.
We congratulate the winners of our Innovation in Online Marketing Award presented recently at the Holiday Parks Association New Zealand conference.
Winner: Taupo DeBretts
Runner Up: Belt Road Seaside Holiday Park
Dilbert Quotes Contest Entry: "E-mail is not be used to pass on information or data. It should be used only for company business"
(Accounting Manager, Electric Boat Company)
We are looking forward to welcoming Clare back full time from maternity leave in July.
Tip of the Month
In case of an emergency or an internet outage, having the arrivals and departures report sent to your email address each night for the following day allows you to have a backup copy of who is arriving or departing at your property. Set up is quick and easy - click here for instructions.
Websites & Widgets
Yahoo has advised they are shutting down their map service from the end of June. If you have set Yahoo Maps within your iBex account and/or website you will need to change your links to another provider such as Google Maps.
Contact us for support if required.
Dilbert Quotes Contest Entry: "As of tomorrow, employees will only be able to access the building using individual security cards. Picture will be taken next Wednesday, and employees will receive their cards in two weeks."
(Microsoft Corp, Redmond WA)
Booking.com - Preferred Partner Status
Click here to view.
Booking.com has added Seekom to their preferred supplier list in the Oceania region for channel management.
The Connectivity Account Manager for booking.com New Zealand, David Visser said that the preferred supplier programme identifies those channel managers who we recognise as providing outstanding service to their customers. “Seekom regularly exceeds our benchmark requirements and so we are delighted to invite Seekom into our programme and recommend their services to our customers” says David.
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Current Pre-Registered Sales Channels
At date our users have in excess of 5,000 active connections to sales channels for which we process in excess of 150,000 updates daily.
The list below shows the % of bookings a channel delivers according to total room nights booked and the active number of connections.
Top 20 performers for May 2015 were:
reconline (GDS): 10.11%
Operator's website: 9.87%
Expedia / Wotif: 8.17%
NZ Apartments: 4.16%
Late Rooms: 3.47%
NZ Luxury Apartments: 1.20%
AA Travel: 0.73%
SynXis (GDS): 0.34%
Need it Now: 0.12%