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Tourism partners with JackRabbit on reservations system

The Ministry of Tourism has teamed up with online booking platform JackRabbit Systems to allow hotels to log reservations within their own booking window, revealed a press release on the partnership.

Hoteliers that do not have their own booking window will be able to utilize JackRabbit for free.

“JackRabbit Systems has proven to increase the number of qualified referrals directly to lodging facilities’ websites, leading to more revenue and higher repeat customers. In 2018, JackRabbit Systems reported over 98,000 searches on Bahamas.com, resulting in 1,159 bookings and over $1.9 million in booking revenue,” the release notes.

Minister of Tourism & Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar said his ministry is excited to support the hotel industry through JackRabbit in an effort to bring additional revenue to the country.

“We encourage all hotels in Nassau, Freeport and the out islands to register with JackRabbit so they too can benefit from the platform,” D’Aguilar said.

The new booking tool will give perspective travelers all of the information they need regarding hotels and their costs.

“Travelers visiting Bahamas.com will be provided with a list of available accommodations with rates from which to choose,” the release states.

“Upon selecting an accommodation option, consumers will be redirected to the hotel’s website for direct booking. There are no commission charges or fees for room reservations facilitated by JackRabbit Systems.

“Hoteliers with existing booking engines who are not seeing their rates displayed properly online should alert JackRabbit by contacting customerservice@jackrabbitsystems.com.

“For those lodging properties without an online booking engine, JackRabbit Systems provides a fully functional, self-service reservation engine free of charge (JReS). Partners without an online booking engine should sign up to use JackRabbit Systems here: http://www.jackrabbitreservations.com/hotels/new.”

The Ministry of Tourism has long talked about helping to make booking reservations for properties across The Bahamas much easier.

 

Chester Robards

Senior Business Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Chester Robards rejoined The Nassau Guardian in November 2017 as a senior business reporter. He has covered myriad topics and events for The Nassau Guardian.
Education: Florida International University, BS in Journalism
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