BBFA Connect to TXA and endorses frontdesk

9 September 2009

Bed and Breakfast Farmstay Accommodation Australia (BBFAA) has launched its new website to address increasing consumer demand for Internet search and booking functions.

Geoff Chapman, Chairperson of BBFAA said, “We are proud of this news, and believe it will significantly improve the experience for visitors wanting more information and direct booking with our members throughout Australia.”

“In addition, BBFAA is keen to significantly increase the value of our website for our members, and for this to occur, BBFAA has undertaken the exciting step of connecting to Tourism Exchange Australia (TXA).”

“TXA is a new initiative between the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) and technology partner V3, designed to maximise online marketing and exposure to the Australian tourism industry. With TXA integrated booking programs, any booking revenue generated by our member businesses through this site will be deposited directly and automatically into our member’s nominated bank account. This cuts out the waiting period for payment under other programs, and removes the need for our members to raise tax invoices in order to be paid.”

In addition to its connection to TXA, BBFAA reviewed which property management system it believes will best suit its members who choose to move into the 'Internet age'. As a result, Mr. Chapman also announced, “BBFAA is pleased to recommend ‘frontdesk’ as the system of choice for members throughout Australia.”

Shane Crockett, CEO of V3 said, “It is a pleasure to be working with the peak industry organisation for Australia's B&Bs, farmstays and other quality, small to medium accommodation businesses, and assist them with providing their members with the opportunity to be part of this important development in online technology”

“Both the TXA and frontdesk were specifically designed to work for small to medium sized businesses, and we look forward to a very productive relationship.”

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