Leonardo Technology to Amplify the Way Churchill Living Properties are Presented on Travel Websites
Toronto, ON, Canada and Hawthorne, N.J. – July 24, 2015 – Leonardo Worldwide Corporation today announced that Churchill Living, one of the premier providers of corporate housing services in the U.S., has selected Leonardo’s technology to strengthen the way its properties are presented online.
Churchill has subscribed to Leonardo’s VScape Digital Asset Management System to easily organize their digital assets for storage, retrieval and distribution to VNetwork, the world’s largest network of travel websites, and enhance the visual presentation of its diverse portfolio of corporate, government and temporary housing on thousands of third-party travel websites in Leonardo’s VNetwork.
In particular, Churchill wanted to strengthen the visual experience of its properties on Global Distribution Systems (GDSs), after they added all their properties to Sabre (one of the GDSs part of Leonardo’s VNetwork) as well as to Online Travel Agencies, last year.
By choosing Leonardo, Churchill can upload the highest quality images to VScape (which has no limit on media resolution) to travel websites that are important for their clientele – this includes Lanyon.com, a corporate travel website that is part of Leonardo’s VNetwork. Previously, Churchill had difficulty ensuring their hotel properties were consistently represented on that channel and engaging corporate business travelers searching for accommodations on that travel website.
By choosing Leonardo’s technology, Churchill can ensure travel shoppers have a consistent experience no matter which travel site they’re using to shop and book accommodations online.
VScape Digital Asset Management System
VScape provides Churchill with the ability to:
- Use a single tool to syndicate visual content to over 170 Direct Connect travel websites and their affiliates, in the VNetwork, including all four GDSs, major OTAs, non-OTA travel research sites as well as tens of thousands of forward distribution channels.
- Ensure accuracy and consistency of hotel photos by matching of photos to hotel listings, via an advanced automated matching algorithm
- Upload images in any size and format, allowing the system to automatically re-size and re-format the image to meet the requirements of the different platforms and devices
- Tailor image syndication for specific guest segments on corporate self-booking tools, leisure travel websites and specialty sites.
“We’re delighted to have the opportunity to work with Churchill Living to improve the visual presentation of its properties online. By using VScape, Churchill can rest assured the highest quality images of their hotels are distributed to third-party travel channels in a consistent and timely manner, greatly enhancing the travel shopping journey,” says John McAuliffe, Leonardo’s President.
“We chose Leonardo because they’re the leader when it comes to image distribution services to GDSs, OTAs and the other travel websites that our properties are listed on. Direct connectivity between VScape and the channels in VNetwork means we have our photos on the travel channels that our customers use. Signing with Leonardo is one of the best decisions we’ve ever made,” says Ann Albano, Vice President, Business Development-Travel Services.
About Churchill Living
Churchill Living is among the premier providers of corporate housing services, offering top-tier accommodations nationwide, helping clients feel At Home Anywhere™. As the only integrated relocation services company on the east coast, Churchill provides a wide variety of services to their clients.
Corporate housing is the core function and is supplemented by inbound destination services, extended-stay suite rentals, residential furniture rental, office furniture rental, and retail furniture showrooms. For more information, please visit http://www.churchillliving.com/.
Leonardo Worldwide Corporation is a technology company serving the global hospitality industry. Leonardo provides e-marketers at hotel brands, management companies, hotel properties and travel websites with technology solutions that improve the way they present their hotels online to travel shoppers.
Leonardo’s core products include Vizlly, a cloud-based Multi-Channel Digital Marketing System that makes it easy for hotel marketers to create and publish websites, mobile websites, social media apps and digital brochures for third party travel websites; VScape® Digital Asset Management System, an enterprise-level digital asset management and distribution tool that helps hotel chains better source, manage, organize, store, and publish media assets to direct and indirect online channels; and MediaConnect, advanced connectivity for travel websites to access the industry’s definitive source of hotel certified visual content.
Key to all products is Leonardo’s extensive connectivity. Using Leonardo’s VNetwork, the largest travel website network in the global hospitality industry including GDSs, Meta Search sites, OTAs and more, hoteliers can publish their content and stories to millions of travel shoppers all over the world on the channels, devices and platforms they use to shop for hotels online.
For more information about Leonardo, visit www.leonardo.com.