Leonardo Renews Partnership with Great Hotels of the World and evolution distribution
evolution distribution Chooses Leonardo Technology to Enhance the Visual Presentation of Great Hotels of the World and evolution properties on Travel Websites
Toronto, ON, Canada and London, U.K. – May 4, 2015 – Leonardo Worldwide Corporation has been providing Great Hotels of the World and evolution (the pioneering distribution and reservation technology company for independent hotels and small to medium chains) with media distribution services for a number of years. Today, Leonardo has announced a renewed agreement with evolution to strengthen the way Great Hotels of the World and evolution properties are presented on thousands of travel websites.
evolution will utilize Leonardo’s VScape Digital Asset Management System to enhance the visual presentation of Great Hotels of the World and evolution properties, including 250 primarily independent hotels and resorts on thousands of third-party travel channels in Leonardo’s VNetwork, the most extensive travel website network in the global travel industry.
By choosing Leonardo’s technology, Great Hotels of the World and evolution properties can ensure travel shoppers have a consistent and compelling experience no matter which travel channel they’re using to shop and book accommodations online.
VScape Digital Asset Management System
VScape provides evolution 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 renew our agreement and ensure Great Hotels of the World and evolution properties are represented consistently across thousands of travel websites. By using our technology, evolution is able to enhance the travel shopping journey with compelling images of their properties on all the different websites travelers use to search for and book accommodations online,” says John McAuliffe, Leonardo’s President.
“We know how important compelling and consistent images are to travel shoppers and we’re thrilled to continue working with Leonardo to enhance the visual presentations of Great Hotels of the World and evolution properties on travel websites, increasing conversions and sales,” says Yunna Takeuchi, Managing Director, evolution distribution.
evolution is one of the most innovative and exciting technology companies in the hospitality industry, providing a fresh range of booking engines, channel manager, GDS connectivity, call centre software and web design solutions to hundreds of hotels worldwide. We were born out of the desire to give independent hotels and small to medium chains the chance to compete with the big and well-established brands with massive budgets. We have levelled the playing field with our range of smart, user-friendly innovative and affordable tools.
From off-the-peg distribution and reservation management products to full-blown bespoke solutions for the hospitality industry, our hospitality solutions are ingenious, trustworthy and effective.
Learn more at http://www.evolutiondistribution.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.