SOURCE: EzRez Software, Inc.

November 27, 2007 09:00 ET

EzRez Technology Powers New Occidental Hotels & Resorts Travel Site

EzRez Solution Improves Hotel Site Experience, Adds Ancillary Revenue, Broadens Inventory Distribution, and Streamlines International Multi-Brand Shopping

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - EzRez Software, Inc., a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of online travel packaging and merchandising solutions, today announced it has developed the newly re-launched hotel booking website for international travel leader Occidental Hotels & Resorts. Now seen at, EzRez replaced Occidental's existing online travel store with a single flexible technology platform that streamlines bookings across all global brands, as well as maximizes transactions by easily packaging any combination of travel inventory, including hotel, air, transfers, activities and more.

"Occidental has more than 40 hotels and all-inclusive luxury resorts spanning eight countries, and because EzRez provides a complete 'plug-and-play' solution, we were able to implement an entirely new online booking platform accessible across all Occidental brands within a few short months," said John Swanciger, Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning for EzRez. "The EzRez platform is extremely flexible, enabling the new site to meet the unique brand elements of each property down to the look, language and currency."

As part of the new site, Occidental now has tools to package multiple travel components for additional revenue opportunities, and can draw from the vast inventory of travel providers on the EzRez network. Similarly, Occidental can also push its inventory to other travel companies on the EzRez network for expanded distribution. Overall, the new platform and re-launched website will improve efficiencies for Occidental in the areas of conversion, ancillary revenue and customer satisfaction.

"We want to provide our guests around the globe with a more convenient online travel booking experience, including the ability to book multiple components in one place," said Luis Namnum, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Occidental Hotels & Resorts. "As an international multi-brand company, it was important to find a technology partner who could streamline the process with one platform, while also meeting the unique needs for each of our brands across multiple continents. With EzRez, we quickly achieved all of those objectives."

EzRez's advanced technologies enable any company to easily and cost effectively enhance their online travel presence and merchandising opportunities. Visit to explore EzRez technologies at work, or go to for more information.

About EzRez Software, Inc.

Founded in 2003, EzRez Software is a SaaS company that delivers innovative travel tools to help any business enhance its web presence with intelligent merchandising and packaging of air, hotel, rental car, activities, and other related travel components for customers to purchase online or through a travel agent. Whether creating a full-featured online travel site using our White Label Plus product, or getting more out of membership programs with our groundbreaking Loyalty offering, EzRez clients have access to our rich product suite and a vast network of travel-related inventory and services. Some of the most recognized and forward thinking names in travel have partnered with EzRez to expand their value proposition and extend their brand reach across the globe, including JetBlue, Carlson Travel, American Airlines Vacations, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Virgin America, Westjet, Riu Hotels & Resorts, American Express and more. For more information, visit us at

About Occidental Hotels & Resorts

One of the world's leading hotel companies and one of the largest all-inclusive resort chains in the Americas, Occidental Hotels & Resorts has more than 15 properties in key destinations under the Allegro, Occidental Grand and Royal Hideaway brands, each perfectly suited to address the leisure travel needs of its market segment, from Allegro's fun-filled packages, to the luxurious Occidental Grands and Royal Hideaway. An even more exclusive component of all Occidental Grands, the "Club Royal" offers boutique-style services within the resort such as a private concierge, separate check-in and check-out services. For more information, please call 800-858-2258 or visit

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