DerbySoft expands partnership with Rakuten Travel Xchange



DerbySoft, the leading technology provider of high-performance distribution services, announces the expansion of its partnership with Rakuten Travel Xchange, the hospitality connectivity and travel technology division within the Rakuten Group.

DerbySoft and Rakuten Travel Xchange (RTX) signed an official partnership in early 2021 to leverage DerbySoft’s strong global presence and extensive network of hotel partners. RTX and DerbySoft’s sales and technical teams analyzed different connectivity models before deciding on an appropriate model that would allow RTX to have real-time access to hotel rates and availability.

“Rakuten Travel Xchange plays a key role in the global expansion of the Rakuten Group’s travel vertical beyond its market-leading position in Japan. Rakuten Travel Xchange works with clients in over 100 countries and is always looking for partnerships to further strengthen our already large global footprint. We are confident that DerbySoft can help us further expand our direct hotel relationships, and we look forward to helping our hotel partners gain access to our extensive international network of Rakuten-owned businesses and channel partners,” says Anna Tsujihata, responsible for hotel contracts and connectivity.

“DerbySoft has a long relationship with the Rakuten Group, having worked with them in Japan since 2011, and we are excited to extend that relationship by connecting Rakuten Travel Xchange with hotels and resorts around the world,” says Duane Overgaard. , President of Connectivity at DerbySoft. and Senior Vice President of DerbySoft. “As travel opens up in the Asia-Pacific region, travelers are looking for different options, and DerbySoft has strong partnerships with hotels and resorts around the world to help expand Rakuten Travel Xchange’s global reach. “

DerbySoft recently reached a major milestone by processing 12 million room nights per month while continuing to support current connections and developing great partnerships like this with Rakuten Travel Xchange.

About DerbySoft

DerbySoft’s mission is to facilitate the travel industry through cutting-edge technology that empowers travel industry services. The company supports technology for connectivity services at the CRS and PMS levels, marketing services that use machine learning and rich data to drive successful marketing campaigns and a content platform that collects, manages and distributes quality hotel content.

DerbySoft’s technology empowers the travel industry worldwide. Based in Dallas, Texas, USA, DerbySoft serves partners in 197 countries around the world. To learn more about the company’s services and how to work with DerbySoft, visit DerbySoft.com.

About Rakuten Travel Xchange

Rakuten Travel Xchange is the accommodation connectivity and travel technology division within the Rakuten Group – a global group of e-commerce, fintech, digital and communications services companies operating more than 70 businesses in over from 30 countries and regions. Rakuten Travel Xchange acts as a bridge between accommodation partners and customers around the world, distributing its global inventory and directly negotiated rates from Rakuten Travel and Rakuten LIFULL STAY, enabling its customers around the world to send their guests around the world.

For more information, visit: solutions.travel.rakuten.com.

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