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Bookassist Scores Three-in-row at Travel Industry “Oscars”

By Editor | On Sun, December 07, 2014

Bookassist ( has been crowned World’s Leading Booking Engine Technology Provider for an unprecedented third successive year at the 2014 World Travel Awards (

This third win confirms Bookassist as the only booking engine provider in the world, specialised in hotels, to win three successive titles.

The Dublin-headquartered company with worldwide operations won the prestigious World Travel Award title in 2012 and 2013. They picked up their third successive win on Sunday December 7th at the Grand Final ceremony in Anguilla as a result of strong voting from the global hotel and travel industry.

“To win once could be luck, twice and you’re definitely doing something right, but to win three consecutive titles leaves the industry in no doubt that Bookassist is now a world-leading travel technology brand. It’s a fantastic feeling,” said Dr Des O’Mahony, CEO and Co-Founder of Bookassist.

The record third win is an endorsement of the whole team and a win for the company’s hotel clients who place their trust in Bookassist. It’s a particularly strong achievement in a fast-paced industry, given the calibre of fellow nominated companies, including industry powerhouses and former winners Sabre and Amadeus.

The World Travel Awards are voted on by the global travel industry and carry significant weight for winning brands. Now officially ranked as the World’s Leading Booking Engine Technology Provider, Bookassist will continue to be a highly sought after brand for hotels that are serious about their direct online business.

Commenting on the support received from the global hotel industry, Des O’Mahony said: “The level of support, the messages of encouragement we have received is truly humbling. It tells us that our winning formula of helping hotels to maximise margin on their online bookings through the use of our technology, expert advice and support is what hotels really value. It absolutely validates what we do, delivering exactly what the hotel industry needs, and at the highest standards.”

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Hotel-OTA relationship explored at BTO

By Editor | On Thu, December 04, 2014

​Bookassist CEO and Co-founder Des O’Mahony presented the afternoon’s opening keynote presentation at Buy Tourism Online BTO 2014 conference in Florence, Italy on Wednesday December 3rd. The keynote explored the often fractious relationship between hotels and OTAs and gave insights into how to better address balance in the relationship. The keynote was introduced by Giancarlo Carniani of BTO and followed by an on-stage interview chaired by Paige Brown, CEO and Founder of Dashbell, with audience questions moderated by Philip Wolf, founder of PhocusWright.

(Photo: © TheDarkroom / Sarah Piazzini)
(Photo: © TheDarkroom / Sara Piazzini)

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A Winning Streak for Bookassist Web Design Team

By Claire Sawier | On Mon, December 01, 2014

​Bookassist Web Design team have added a number of awards to Bookassist’s accolades this month.

Carton House Hotel website by Bookassist has been confirmed as a finalist for best hotel website at the International Hotel Awards in London, January 24th.

Castlemartyr Resort website by Bookassist was awarded two web design awards:

  1. Best Website Design at the Cork Chamber of Commerce Digital Marketing Awards

  2. W3 Silver Award (Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts)

The addition of these awards showcase our ongoing commitment to providing the best in innovative web design to the hotel industry.The awards are a win for our talented web design team and for the clients that have placed their trust in us.

Bookassist focuses exclusively on the hotel industry and we know what’s important both to hotels and to their customers. We specialise in websites that not only look fabulous but are also built to convert.

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