Leonardo and ResNet World Announce Marketing Partnership to Help Hotels Increase Direct Bookings

Leading E-Distribution and Online Marketing Company for the Hospitality Industry joins Leonardo’s Vizlly Partnership Program

Toronto, Canada and Dubai, UAE – July 27, 2015 – Leonardo Worldwide Corporation today announced ResNet World, a leading e-distribution and online marketing company for the hospitality industry, has joined the Vizlly Partnership Program.

Under this new agreement, ResNet World will help its hotel clients improve their online marketing and drive direct bookings by offering Leonardo’s Multi-Channel Digital Marketing System, Vizlly, bundled with ResNet World’s hotel booking engine, providing hoteliers with a seamless marketing solution to increase revenue from their direct booking channels.

Exceptional Value
ResNet World was searching for a technology-based solution that would provide value to their hotel clients and increase bookings on their direct sales channels (primarily their property websites).

Vizlly, Leonardo’s Multi-Channel Digital Marketing System, was the solution that met all of ResNet World’s criteria:

  • Vizlly’s visually-driven websites make it easy for hospitality professionals to reach and engage travel shoppers with compelling stories about what consumers care about most (rooms, unique features, and special offers), increasing conversions on direct sales channels
  • The intuitive and easy-to-use interface is the perfect platform for both marketers and non-marketers to get up and running with a property website, without using an agency or webmaster
  • The cost-effectiveness and affordability of Vizlly makes it attainable for every accommodation provider – hotels, B&Bs, vacation rental properties and more – to easily create their own websites and build direct sales channels that increase revenue

“Thanks to new technology developments, the online travel marketplace is undergoing a democratization. Using Vizlly, any hospitality professional, regardless of the type of property, size or marketing budget, can build their own websites – or online retail stores as we call them – that drive direct bookings and increase revenue. Technology offerings have improved to the point that creating your own website – a direct sales channel for hospitality professionals – can be done with limited time, budget and resources. That’s why we’re delighted to partner with ResNet World to provide their customers with a seamless solution to maximize their revenue potential,” says John McAuliffe, Leonardo’s President.

“We were searching for a solution that would help our clients easily build and maintain their own websites to increase direct bookings. After evaluating the options in the marketplace, Vizlly became the obvious solution – it is the only digital marketing system of its kind that makes it easy for hospitality professionals to create their own websites and directly impact their bottom line. We’re excited to provide our clients using our online e-commerce services with a seamless solution to better market their properties online,” says Shane Mansell, Director of Operations and Co-Founder, ResNet World.

About ResNet World
ResNet World is the Middle East’s fastest growing e-distribution and online marketing company providing online presence and e-distribution services to partner hotels in the Middle East, India and Europe. With its headquarters in Dubai, ResNet World offers the local knowledge and support needed to successfully drive powerful electronic sales and marketing.

ResNet World is a company created for hoteliers, by hoteliers and thus truly understands the challenges and needs of today’s hospitality industry. The company offers result driven strategies that will help simplify day to day operations and maximise revenue for its partner hotels.

About Leonardo
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.

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