BridgeStreet’s business OTA exceeds targets and adds API platform

George Sell By George Sell
13 July 2017 | Updated 13 July 2017

US: BridgeStreet Global Hospitality has announced its Bridgestreet.com OTA for business travel is attracting around 500 new clients each quarter.

BridgeStreet says the platform has "uniquely provided the technology platform that the business travel industry has hoped for - now for over a decade. With direct connection to the GDS as well as the unprecedented 'duty of care' (and guarantee) that BridgeStreet provides for business, travel managers and global suppliers are collectively breathing a sigh of relief".

Launched in late February, BridgeStreet.com has exceeded its self-set 90 day goals.  Loading in excess of 30,000+ units, BridgeStreet has been able to match pace with its growing demand by the 400 to 500 new clients its 100+ strong sales team is adding to its portfolio each quarter.

Multiple large scale suppliers, like Oasis Collections, have signed up with BridgeStreet.com to upload their properties. These new suppliers, located in Germany, London, South America and Australia, provide a wide range of price points and experience options for short- and extended-stay business travel, relocation, and intern groups.

"We're thrilled to become part of BridgeStreet's built for business travel OTA platform, offering a seamless booking process experience to new and returning Oasis customers," said Nadia Majid, VP of Business Development for Oasis. "Oasis offers corporate travelers more flexibility, helpful service and personalized perks that help them make their temporary neighbourhood 'home' during their stay."

"The proof is in the numbers," said president and chief executive officer of BridgeStreet Global Hospitality, Sean Worker. "We have had a surge of businesses requesting our services because for the first time, a company is giving travel managers - and businesses - exactly what they need: transparency, immediacy and unparalleled customisation."

The high demand has prompted BridgeStreet to move to the next phase in technology by launching its Open Supplier API (Application Programming Interface) Platform.  This program accelerates suppliers' onboarding to BridgeStreet.com enabling business travellers and travel managers to search thousands of properties with a range of price points and hospitality experiences.

"Being able to offer real-time global booking supply to our clients is critical to achieving our mission of making business travel easy," said BridgeStreet CTO Aaron Turner. "They will be able to easily program their travel guidelines onto customised portals, which enables employees to find the perfect space to stay when travelling while remaining compliant with their company's requirements."

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