“It (OBX) has delivered suppliers direct access to TripAdvisor’s large global travel audience consisting of 260 million unique visitors planning trips each month. V3’s overarching connection to a big range of suppliers makes it easier for us to address this market.”
Connecting to Open Booking Exchange has opened up a new market of Australian properties that we could never effectively sell before. The boutique hotels and experiential content has proven to be a winner with our customers and booking volumes and values have been very pleasing. We’re looking to aggressively market the Australian destinations that the OBX delivers content for because they hold great potential for Air New Zealand Holidays. The Exchange is a breakthrough model for Distributors like us and it works
David Simmons, General Manager Online & Leisure
Air New Zealand Holidays.
We’ve been connected to the Exchange now for 18 months and it just keeps getting stronger every day. The Direct to Provider payment model is a winner for us in that we’re able to keep our cost down and focus on customer service and it’s proving to be a huge bonus for the Blue Mountains operators as well. As the number of Blue Mountains suppliers connected continues to increase we are seeing industry wide take up and businesses seeing great results. There’s no doubt at all that the Exchange model is the future for the industry.
Blue Mountains City Tourism
We connected AboutAustralia to OBX a few years ago now because we believe in the Exchange model. It’s proven itself. The Direct to Provider payments and automated settlement means we can focus our funds and resources on marketing the website not the other high cost stuff that the OTA’s have to build into the back office. We’ve also developed websites for RTO clients that use the Exchange’s integration tools to capitalise on distribution opportunities in regional areas. OBX is working for Distributors at many different levels. OBX is a world leader.
Eden Shirley, Chief Propagandist