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Bookassist makes strong impact at FITUR Spain

By Des O'Mahony | On Sun, January 20, 2008

Bookassist had a significant presence at the FITUR trade fair in Madrid, with the Bookassist Spain team kept busy meeting hundreds of hotel and hospitality clients and introducing the Bookassist Booking Engine and Trafficbuilder services at the company’s booth. Cristina Arano, Head of Operations for Spain, noted strong interest in Trafficbuilder in particular: “Hotels and hotel groups are waking up to the importance of promoting their own brand online and the services Bookassist is offering are tailored exactly to what the market needs right now”.


The Spanish team at FITUR comprised Cristina Arano Apestegui, Ismael García Ortega, Vanesa Manzano Cubo, Leire Fernandez Rojo, Foncho Ramírez Corzo, Eva Reyero and Robert Whittle, assisted by Kieran Fives and Yahya Fetchati from the Dublin office and Pauline Cuisine from the Paris office.


Bookassist Director Dr Robert Whittle (above) also delivered a workshop presentation on future technologies in the internet space and how they will impact online hospitality business in the years to come, showcasing some of Bookassist’s research in this area and technologies due to launch soon.

Bookassist had a significant presence at the FITUR trade fair in Madrid, with the Bookassist Spain team kept busy meeting hundreds of hotel and hospitality clients and introducing the Bookassist Booking Engine and Trafficbuilder services at the company’s booth. Cristina Arano, Head of Operations for Spain, noted strong interest in Trafficbuilder in particular: “Hotels and hotel groups are waking up to the importance of promoting their own brand online and the services Bookassist is offering are tailored exactly to what the market needs right now”.


The Spanish team at FITUR comprised Cristina Arano Apestegui, Ismael García Ortega, Vanesa Manzano Cubo, Leire Fernandez Rojo, Foncho Ramírez Corzo, Eva Reyero and Robert Whittle, assisted by Kieran Fives and Yahya Fetchati from the Dublin office and Pauline Cuisine from the Paris office.


Bookassist Director Dr Robert Whittle (above) also delivered a workshop presentation on future technologies in the internet space and how they will impact online hospitality business in the years to come, showcasing some of Bookassist’s research in this area and technologies due to launch soon.

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Bookassist Directors address Czech Hotels Association

By Des O'Mahony | On Thu, November 29, 2007

Bookassist directors address the annual conference of the Association of Hotels & Restaurants (AHR) in the Czech Republic on the Future of Internet Distribution

At the recent annual conference of the Association of Hotels & Restaurants of the Czech Republic, Bookassist was invited to present their view of the future of internet distribution over the next quarter century.

Operating in the internet environment since 1994, Bookassist Managing Director and Co-founder Dr Des O’Mahony has seen the development of the internet first hand and has closely followed the research and trends in the accommodation sector online in particular for over a decade. “Our experience in Bookassist of what has and hasn’t worked, what technology has taken off and what technology has died, is invaluable in predicting the shape of the internet in the future for the accommodation sector and for our clients in particular”, according to Dr O’Mahony.

The conference was also addressed by Bookassist Director and Co-founder Kieran Fives who provided an overview of the company and its products to the delegates. The conference was attended by over 300 delegates over a two day period in the picturesque town of Tabor, south of Prague and included the annual awards ceremony of the AHR.

Jitka Krizova (pictured) heads Bookassist’s office in the Czech Republic.

Bookassist directors address the annual conference of the Association of Hotels & Restaurants (AHR) in the Czech Republic on the Future of Internet Distribution

At the recent annual conference of the Association of Hotels & Restaurants of the Czech Republic, Bookassist was invited to present their view of the future of internet distribution over the next quarter century.

Operating in the internet environment since 1994, Bookassist Managing Director and Co-founder Dr Des O’Mahony has seen the development of the internet first hand and has closely followed the research and trends in the accommodation sector online in particular for over a decade. “Our experience in Bookassist of what has and hasn’t worked, what technology has taken off and what technology has died, is invaluable in predicting the shape of the internet in the future for the accommodation sector and for our clients in particular”, according to Dr O’Mahony.

The conference was also addressed by Bookassist Director and Co-founder Kieran Fives who provided an overview of the company and its products to the delegates. The conference was attended by over 300 delegates over a two day period in the picturesque town of Tabor, south of Prague and included the annual awards ceremony of the AHR.

Jitka Krizova (pictured) heads Bookassist’s office in the Czech Republic.

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