DHISCO and Zumata Partner to Expand Global Hotel Distribution with Artificial Intelligence
DHISCO Inc., a hospitality distribution company, announced that its connection with Zumata’s artificial intelligence-based travel platform is now live, dramatically expanding the global reach of both companies’ hotel buying and selling partners.
The partnership gives DHISCO’s 130-plus online travel agencies access, through the DHISCO Switch, to rate and availability information from more than 400,000 of Zumata’s hotel and vacation rental properties.
At the same time, it displays DHISCO’s hotel partner inventory to Zumata customers, including many in the fast-growing Asian travel marketplace.
Zumata, a Singapore-based company, has won numerous awards for its AI advances. Its tools help travel retailers increase sales by improving customer experiences with better imagery, content and the ability to process natural language queries in 29 languages.
Zumata pulls rates and availability from third-party sources around the globe, enabling it to offer more rooms and vacation rental rates than traditional distributors – all through a single connection and with the benefit of deep technology assisting in the mapping process. Zumata’s AI capabilities also allow for more customized, natural language-based searches beyond traditional queries that only return information on rates and availability.
Zumata recently won the Digital Innovation Asia Award at the Digi.travel Thailand International Conference & Expo 2017 in Bangkok and was named one of the top 10 disruptive travel companies to watch in 2017 by the website Disruptor Daily.