Gran Canaria, Spain (PressExposure) July 16, 2014 -- HECANSA (Hotel Schools of the Canary Islands S.A.) - a company dependent on the Government of the Canary Islands (Board of Tourism) has signed a partnership agreement with eRevMax, the global leader in hotel channel management space, with the goal to bring new online distribution technologies to the Canaries.
Ricardo Fernandez de la Puente Armas, Deputy Minister of Tourism for the Canary Islands signed the agreement last month with Cristina Hernandez, eRevMax's Director of Sales South Europe at the Hotel Escuela Santa Braida in Gran Canaria.
HECANSA will utilize industry's premium channel management solution RateTiger Suite, for their two hotel schools to power their students' education in the Distribution and Revenue Management fields. RateTiger Suite is an integrated solution to manage third party sales updates, benchmark competitor room rates and manage reservations through two-way XML connectivity. It helps hotels improve sales through real-time ARI updates and leverage rate movements as per demand scenario.
"Being aware of this new source of employment, Revenue Management, acknowledged by the National Public Employment Service, HECANSA signs the present agreement for the utilization of the product RateTiger Suite with the purpose of giving an answer to the new necessities and improvement of the competitiveness of the Canary Islands' tourist sector. On the other hand, this product will serve as a mechanism for labour market integration to our students," commented Ricardo Fernandez de la Puente Armas, Deputy Minister of Tourism for Canary Islands.
"We are very pleased to partner with HECANSA - this is an important step in our efforts to educate future hoteliers and revenue managers through new technology concepts and tools. Hotel online distribution continues to evolve and with new variety of channels emerging everyday - students need to be future-ready. We aim to guide them through this learning phase to provide them with strong foundation in pricing theories and distribution strategies," commented Cristina Hernandez, Director of Sales - Spain & Portugal, eRevMax.
The students of HECANSA Hotel Management Program will receive training on how to use the RateTiger software as well as the art of maximizing online revenue by accredited professionals from eRevMax.
About HECANSA: An initiative of the Government of the Canary Islands, HECANSA takes training programs to contribute strengthening the competitiveness of the tourism sector in the Canary Islands. HECANSA analyzes the needs of business and provides training methodology to the real needs in the tourism sector. This premier institution has become a reference centre of Innovation and Training in the tourism industry in the islands. HECANSA works with the Government of the Canary Islands and other organizations involved in the adaptation and extension of the National Professional Qualifications System to tourism industry in the Canaries.