Southeast Asian travel is booming. The number of international visitors to the region is expected to reach 155.4 million in 2022. The rapid growth and transition of the sector to online drastically increases transparency, putting a pressure on hoteliers to stay efficient and competitive, and to provide a higher standard of service.
More so in times of turbulence, caused by natural disaster, accidents or political unrest, that may heavily affect travel, as we were reminded by the Taal volcano eruption and the recent coronavirus outbreak. The accommodation market has to transform and the adaptation of technology will be key for many hotels to compete and succeed.
To help close the technology gap and modernize Asia’s accommodation market, ZEN Rooms, the leading budget and mid-range hotel group in Southeast Asia, and eZee, a global provider of end-to-end hospitality technology, signed a landmark agreement to deploy eZee solutions across the region. At present, this is the largest deal for hospitality technology deployment in Southeast Asia.
The alliance will allow the companies to deploy eZee hospitality software in 1000+ properties under the ZEN Rooms umbrella, and integrate the technologies and expertise of both companies to create a unique, flexible and affordable product for independent hoteliers and chains in the region. The product will aim to help hoteliers maximize their profitability by increasing revenue streams and improving operational efficiency.
Additionally, eZee, ZEN Rooms and Yanolja, the number one travel group in South Korea, announced the development of ‘Y Flux’, the Hotels’ Automated Future, at ITB Asia in 2019, promising a fully-integrated and automated environment in hotels. ZEN Rooms’ own and partner properties will be the first to start using this technology already in the first half of 2020.
“We are excited to announce the partnership with eZee. In today’s increasingly demanding and competitive market, technology is the way to improve the industry, make it safer and more affordable, benefiting the travelers and the well being of hoteliers,” said Nathan Boublil, the co-founder and CEO of ZEN Rooms.
“Today eZee supports 13,000+ hotels and restaurants in 160+ countries. The reason behind eZee’s strong presence in the industry today is that we dig deep into the market to understand the pain-points of its players and always aim to offer a solution to our users, rather than a product. With this, our up-to-date products running on the latest technology is what made ZEN Rooms select us as their technology partner. We’re looking forward to working with Yanolja and ZEN Rooms and bring forth a brand new technology experience for the hotel industry in the region,” said Aeijaz Sodawala, the CEO of eZee.
Over the years, eZee was acclaimed for its innovative technology in small to big hotels, hotel chains and restaurants; gradually seeping into other industry segments like hostels and B&Bs. Encompassing unique segments of the hospitality industry in its bandwagon continues to make eZee the frontrunner in the industry today.
To find out more about eZee and ZEN Rooms’ partnerships, please email [email protected].