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Bookassist Wins EyeforTravel Mobile Innovation Award

By Des O'Mahony | On Mon, May 27, 2013

Des O'MahonyBookassist has been crowned Best Mobile Solution winner at the prestigious EyeforTravel (eyefortravel.com) European Mobile Innovation Awards, held in London at the Travel Distribution Summit on May 23rd. The award is for Bookassist’s innovative and highly successful mobile webapp solution for hotels (bookassist.org/mobile).

From an original entry list of 160 competitors, Bookassist made the final two on the shortlist for the Best Mobile Solution Award, while Bookassist client ARCOTEL Hotels (arcotelhotels.com), the stylish Austrian hotel group, also made the final three shortlisted for Best Mobile Website for their implementation of the Bookassist mobile webapp platform.

“To be associated with two finalist positions in the 8 that were shortlisted in total was quite an unprecedented achievement, we’re delighted to have won”, said Dr Des O’Mahony, Bookassist CEO. “ARCOTEL Hotels’ success with the mobile platform shows that this is not just cool technology, but it represents a real revenue stream potential for hotels who are serious about direct online business.”

Bookassist specialises in driving direct bookings and revenue to hotel websites, and mobile is a fast-growing aspect of that business. “We see up to 20% of traffic to hotels now coming on mobile, and our solution means that hotels can capture and convert that traffic into real booking revenue. We have hundreds of hotels already using the technology, and ARCOTEL Hotels in particular is a prime example of what hotels should be doing in the mobile space”, said O’Mahony.

Data presented at the EyeforTravel Travel Distribution Summit by Bookassist showed that hotels using Bookassist’s webapp system generated 87% more revenue on average in the last 6 months from mobile business than those using responsive design approaches. or using no custom mobile solution. According to O’Mahony, “[Bookassist’s] solution gets the key information in front of customers quickly and effectively, and the results prove its effectiveness”.

The EyeforTravel Mobile Innovation Award comes hot on the heels of Bookassist’s win for World’s Leading Booking Engine Technology at the recent World Travel Awards in New Delhi.

About the EyeforTravel Mobile Innovation Awards Innovative travel brands are realising the importance of mobile to inspire, engage and convert customers. EyeforTravel’s European Mobile Innovation awards seek to recognise such innovative brands, and the risks that they take. We seek to acknowledge their important role in paving the way for other travel brands to follow. See eyefortravel.com

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Bookassist and ARCOTEL Hotels both nominated for prestigious EyeforTravel Mobile Innovation Awards

By John Braine | On Mon, April 29, 2013

Bookassist has yet again been nominated for a prestigious mobile award for its innovative webapp platform for hotels, and this time also nominated is Bookassist client ARCOTEL Hotels (arcotelhotels.com) in a separate category!

The EyeforTravel Mobile Innovation in Travel Awards 2013 are among Europe’s premier awards in travel, and winners are to be announced at the EyeforTravel Travel Distribution Summit in London on May 23-24.

Vote NOW for Bookassist (Best Mobile Solution Category) and ARCOTEL Hotels (Best Mobile Website Category) at: http://events.eyefortravel.com/travel-distribution-summit-europe/awards-voting.php

Bookassist client ARCOTEL Hotel group is nominated for its mobile website in the hotly-contested Best Mobile Website category. The category seeks to reward the company that best serves its mobile customers. The ARCOTEL Hotel group solution on mobile, using the Bookassist webapp platform for hotels,gives ARCOTEL’s mobile customers full booking, photo galleries, special offers, location and directions and social media all at their fingertips on the go.

You can check out the ARCOTEL solution right here:

ARCOTEL Hotel Group

Austria & Germany

At Bookassist, we’ve already got hundreds of hotels already using our mobile webapp solution, with revenue on mobile showing consistent growth. You can read more about Bookassist’s market-leading solution for hotels here: http://www.bookassist.org/mobile_app.jsp

You can also check out another example of Bookassist’s mobile solution for hotels using the QR code below.

Hotel Paris

Prague

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Bookassist is a Google Adwords Professional Company

By Des O'Mahony | On Mon, January 21, 2008

Bookassist has earned Google Adwords Professional Company status from Google. The Trafficbuilder online marketing service, which has seen Bookassist client hotels make extraordinary gains in direct sales online, is staffed entirely by qualified Google Adwords Professionals in the various Bookassist offices, which is a minimum requirement for joining the team.

Bookassist’s professional status can be viewed online here:
https://adwords.google.com/select/ProfessionalStatus?id=Jn12_C0slQ8vCuuoFgAnFg&hl;=en_US

Bookassist has earned Google Adwords Professional Company status from Google. The Trafficbuilder online marketing service, which has seen Bookassist client hotels make extraordinary gains in direct sales online, is staffed entirely by qualified Google Adwords Professionals in the various Bookassist offices, which is a minimum requirement for joining the team.

Bookassist’s professional status can be viewed online here:
https://adwords.google.com/select/ProfessionalStatus?id=Jn12_C0slQ8vCuuoFgAnFg&hl;=en_US

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Bookassist again ranks top 10 in the Deloitte Fast 50 Technology Companies in Ireland for 2006

By Des O'Mahony | On Thu, November 23, 2006

Bookassist today announced that it ranked Number 10 in the 2006 Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Ireland. Rankings are based on average percentage revenue growth over five years. Bookassist turnover grew over 800% during this period.

Bookassist’s CEO, Dr Des O’Mahony, credits new market penetrations and competitive product development and pricing in existing markets with the company’s significant revenue growth over the past five years. He said, “We have continually developed the product and continually lowered pricing, and have scaled up on associated services such as our online marketing, trafficbuilder, for our clients. Uniquely in the marketplace, we have continued to concentrate on helping our clients to build their own online brand first and foremost. Our client loyalty over the past years has proven that this is the approach the market wants and we aim for the same loyalty as we expand in our new overseas markets in South America and Central Europe.”

Announcing the winners of the Technology Fast 50 programme, David O’Flanagan, Partner with Deloitte, Dublin said: “What’s very encouraging about this year’s awards is that we are seeing strong performances from both new and previous entrants. This bodes well for our indigenous Irish companies and proves that Ireland is consolidating its position as a key player within the sector, while simultaneously producing fresh and innovative new companies.”

The Fast 50 programme, now in its seventh year ranks the fastest-growing technology companies in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Thirty-five companies from the Republic of Ireland and 15 companies from Northern Ireland were recognised for achieving an average annual growth of 852% over the last 5 years. This represents an increase of 329% on last year.

The Awards ceremony took place in the Mansion House, Dublin and was timed to coincide with the inaugural Deloitte Technology Forum, themed this year, ‘Get Connected – Celebrate Innovation’. Industry figures speaking at the event included Cyril McGuire, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Trintech Technologies Limited, Martin Murphy, Managing Director, HP Ireland, and Paul Lee, Director, Deloitte Research, Deloitte UK.

Bookassist’s Ireland ranking has also led to a position 30 ranking in the Fast 50 combined ranking for UK & Ireland.

Bookassist today announced that it ranked Number 10 in the 2006 Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Ireland. Rankings are based on average percentage revenue growth over five years. Bookassist turnover grew over 800% during this period.

Bookassist’s CEO, Dr Des O’Mahony, credits new market penetrations and competitive product development and pricing in existing markets with the company’s significant revenue growth over the past five years. He said, “We have continually developed the product and continually lowered pricing, and have scaled up on associated services such as our online marketing, trafficbuilder, for our clients. Uniquely in the marketplace, we have continued to concentrate on helping our clients to build their own online brand first and foremost. Our client loyalty over the past years has proven that this is the approach the market wants and we aim for the same loyalty as we expand in our new overseas markets in South America and Central Europe.”

Announcing the winners of the Technology Fast 50 programme, David O’Flanagan, Partner with Deloitte, Dublin said: “What’s very encouraging about this year’s awards is that we are seeing strong performances from both new and previous entrants. This bodes well for our indigenous Irish companies and proves that Ireland is consolidating its position as a key player within the sector, while simultaneously producing fresh and innovative new companies.”

The Fast 50 programme, now in its seventh year ranks the fastest-growing technology companies in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Thirty-five companies from the Republic of Ireland and 15 companies from Northern Ireland were recognised for achieving an average annual growth of 852% over the last 5 years. This represents an increase of 329% on last year.

The Awards ceremony took place in the Mansion House, Dublin and was timed to coincide with the inaugural Deloitte Technology Forum, themed this year, ‘Get Connected – Celebrate Innovation’. Industry figures speaking at the event included Cyril McGuire, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Trintech Technologies Limited, Martin Murphy, Managing Director, HP Ireland, and Paul Lee, Director, Deloitte Research, Deloitte UK.

Bookassist’s Ireland ranking has also led to a position 30 ranking in the Fast 50 combined ranking for UK & Ireland.

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Bookassist managing director wins eircom.net Golden Spider Award

By Des O'Mahony | On Thu, December 01, 2005

December 1st, Bookassist managing director Dr Des O’Mahony was the recipient of a prestigious eircom.net Golden Spider Award for his design of the Dublin Institute of Technology’s School of Physics website, which won Best Educational Institution Website for 2005.

The award was presented by Fintan Lawler, Managing Director of eircom.net, to Des at the gala blacktie awards ceremony in the Burlington Hotel. The website features an unique and comprehensive annual student yearbook, an online content showcase of graduates’ final year projects and introduces new technologies such as Physics Blog and RSS/XML news feed.

The Golden Spider Awards are considered to be Ireland’s most prestigious internet awards and were established nine years ago to promote and reward excellence in the internet industry. They have become an established landmark in Irish business and technology with hundreds of websites nominated annually across twenty five categories.

December 1st, Bookassist managing director Dr Des O’Mahony was the recipient of a prestigious eircom.net Golden Spider Award for his design of the Dublin Institute of Technology’s School of Physics website, which won Best Educational Institution Website for 2005.

The award was presented by Fintan Lawler, Managing Director of eircom.net, to Des at the gala blacktie awards ceremony in the Burlington Hotel. The website features an unique and comprehensive annual student yearbook, an online content showcase of graduates’ final year projects and introduces new technologies such as Physics Blog and RSS/XML news feed.

The Golden Spider Awards are considered to be Ireland’s most prestigious internet awards and were established nine years ago to promote and reward excellence in the internet industry. They have become an established landmark in Irish business and technology with hundreds of websites nominated annually across twenty five categories.

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Bookassist in European top 100 companies in Deloitte Fast 500 Technology Companies

By Des O'Mahony | On Wed, November 30, 2005

Award-winning Irish online reservations firm Bookassist, recently ranked 8th fastest growing company in Ireland, has been positioned number 100 in the Deloitte Fast 500 Technology companies in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region.

Accepting the award in London on November 28th, Bookassist Director Dr Robert Whittle said “The Deloitte recognition of Bookassist’s achievements is a very welcome one. This year has been a stellar year for the Bookassist team and all the indications are for even more spectacular performance through 2006”.

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 program covers public and private companies across EMEA, and is based on five-year average percentage revenue growth. The awards are researched and sponsored by the Deloitte Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Industry Group. “This is the fifth year of the ranking in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and we are beginning to see some interesting regional and global trends emerging,” said Eric Morgain, Deloitte’s Partner in charge of the Technology Fast 500 EMEA. “Western Europe still dominates the ranking, with 61% of companies featured in the Fast 500 from this region (a drop of 11% compared with 2003). Northern Europe’s presence in the ranking has grown, with 25% of winners from this region, a rise of 8% compared with 2003. Also worth noting are the number of companies from the Middle East & Africa, which make up 7% of the ranking, compared with 4% two years ago.”

Award-winning Irish online reservations firm Bookassist, recently ranked 8th fastest growing company in Ireland, has been positioned number 100 in the Deloitte Fast 500 Technology companies in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region.

Accepting the award in London on November 28th, Bookassist Director Dr Robert Whittle said “The Deloitte recognition of Bookassist’s achievements is a very welcome one. This year has been a stellar year for the Bookassist team and all the indications are for even more spectacular performance through 2006”.

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 program covers public and private companies across EMEA, and is based on five-year average percentage revenue growth. The awards are researched and sponsored by the Deloitte Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Industry Group. “This is the fifth year of the ranking in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and we are beginning to see some interesting regional and global trends emerging,” said Eric Morgain, Deloitte’s Partner in charge of the Technology Fast 500 EMEA. “Western Europe still dominates the ranking, with 61% of companies featured in the Fast 500 from this region (a drop of 11% compared with 2003). Northern Europe’s presence in the ranking has grown, with 25% of winners from this region, a rise of 8% compared with 2003. Also worth noting are the number of companies from the Middle East & Africa, which make up 7% of the ranking, compared with 4% two years ago.”

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Bookassist rises to top 10 ranking in 2005 Deloitte Fast 50 Technology Companies

By Des O'Mahony | On Thu, November 24, 2005

The leading Irish online reservations firm Bookassist scooped 8th place in the annual Deloitte Fast 50 Technology awards in Belfast on November 24th, rising rapidly from last year’s ranking of 42nd. Director Kieran Fives, who accepted the award from David O’Flanagan, Partner with Deloitte, said “the achievement reflects the commitment of a very dedicated and talented team at Bookassist that it has been my pleasure to work with over the last 5 years, and it also speaks volumes for the confidence in us expressed by over 1000 accommodation providers who trust Bookassist to act on their behalf each and every day”.

The Fast 50 programme, now in its sixth year, ranks the fastest-growing technology companies in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland based on turnover.

The leading Irish online reservations firm Bookassist scooped 8th place in the annual Deloitte Fast 50 Technology awards in Belfast on November 24th, rising rapidly from last year’s ranking of 42nd. Director Kieran Fives, who accepted the award from David O’Flanagan, Partner with Deloitte, said “the achievement reflects the commitment of a very dedicated and talented team at Bookassist that it has been my pleasure to work with over the last 5 years, and it also speaks volumes for the confidence in us expressed by over 1000 accommodation providers who trust Bookassist to act on their behalf each and every day”.

The Fast 50 programme, now in its sixth year, ranks the fastest-growing technology companies in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland based on turnover.

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Bookassist’s Des O’Mahony honoured by the Irish Internet Association

By Des O'Mahony | On Tue, October 18, 2005

The Irish Internet Association has awarded Bookassist Co-Founder and Managing Director Dr Des O’Mahony the 2005 Netvisionary Award for Online Trade. Presented at the annual awards ceremony in Clontarf Castle in Dublin, the award recognises the recipient’s contribution to online trade and commerce and reflects Bookassist’s innovation in the tourism and accommodation marketplace and its commitment to delivering cutting edge technology.

Bookassist was first to introduce live credit card checking, true dynamic currency conversions, configurable family rooms with dynamic pricing, SMS text message confirmation of bookings, touchscreen booking at Dublin Airport and at ferryports, These developments have kept bookassist at the forefront of e-commerce development for the accommodation sector in Ireland and internationally.

The NetVisionary Award for Online Trade was held by Aer Lingus in 2004.


IIA Chairman Colm Lyon, NetVisonary for Online Trade 2005 award winner Dr Des O’Mahony of Bookassist, and category sponsor representative Andrew Yoakley of Realexpayments.

The Irish Internet Association has awarded Bookassist Co-Founder and Managing Director Dr Des O’Mahony the 2005 Netvisionary Award for Online Trade. Presented at the annual awards ceremony in Clontarf Castle in Dublin, the award recognises the recipient’s contribution to online trade and commerce and reflects Bookassist’s innovation in the tourism and accommodation marketplace and its commitment to delivering cutting edge technology.

Bookassist was first to introduce live credit card checking, true dynamic currency conversions, configurable family rooms with dynamic pricing, SMS text message confirmation of bookings, touchscreen booking at Dublin Airport and at ferryports, These developments have kept bookassist at the forefront of e-commerce development for the accommodation sector in Ireland and internationally.

The NetVisionary Award for Online Trade was held by Aer Lingus in 2004.


IIA Chairman Colm Lyon, NetVisonary for Online Trade 2005 award winner Dr Des O’Mahony of Bookassist, and category sponsor representative Andrew Yoakley of Realexpayments.

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Bookassist wins Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award at first attempt

By Des O'Mahony | On Sun, November 28, 2004

Bookassist has been awarded a Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award celebrating the success of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Ireland. The award is based on growth in turnover over the previous 3 to 5 year period and objectively recognises the phenomenal success and growth of the Bookassist community in Ireland, Spain, England and Scotland.

This is the first year that Bookassist has been eligible for consideration in the Deloitte Fast 50 programme.

Bookassist has been awarded a Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award celebrating the success of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Ireland. The award is based on growth in turnover over the previous 3 to 5 year period and objectively recognises the phenomenal success and growth of the Bookassist community in Ireland, Spain, England and Scotland.

This is the first year that Bookassist has been eligible for consideration in the Deloitte Fast 50 programme.

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Bookassist Managing Director shortlisted for Innovator of the Year Award

By Des O'Mahony | On Wed, October 20, 2004

The award-winning Bookassist reservation system recently earned Managing Director Dr Des O’Mahony a finalist position for the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Innovator of the Year 2004 award.

The award recognises innovation in hospitality sales and marketing either in technology or in novel applications. The Bookassist approach of providing the reservations system together with the Trafficbuilder online marketing expertise as a partnership service to hotels was the primary motivation for the nomination, according to the nomination board.

The award-winning Bookassist reservation system recently earned Managing Director Dr Des O’Mahony a finalist position for the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Innovator of the Year 2004 award.

The award recognises innovation in hospitality sales and marketing either in technology or in novel applications. The Bookassist approach of providing the reservations system together with the Trafficbuilder online marketing expertise as a partnership service to hotels was the primary motivation for the nomination, according to the nomination board.

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