Windsurfer by Sceptre Hospitality 2-Way GDS Interface
RDP is pleased to announce a new two way interface to the Global Distribution
System [GDS] via Sceptre
Hospitality's Windsurfer suite of products and services. If already a customer of both RDP and Windsurfer, this interface eases the process
of gaining more reservations by:
- Seamless availability interface between RDP and Windsurfer.
Properties with a two-way availability interface increase their GDS
- Automatic loading of reservations booked through Windsurfer into the RDP
Rate interface between RDP and Windsurfer. Manage rates in RDP and they
will be updated on all your distribution channels.
If you are not currently a
Windsurfer customer, please visit
http://www.windsurfercrs.com/ to learn more
about their products and services. Some of the ways they can help you book
more reservations include:
- Distribution of inventory to online travel agents such as: Expedia,
Travelocity, Orbitz, etc.
- Distribution of inventory to traditional
- Use of their website booking engine with add-on
selling and other key selling tools.
- Account Management to increase effectiveness of selling
Why Use the Windsurfer Interface?
- Increase revenue by having true last-room availability open to the
distribution channels, or manage a Windsurfer room block within the RDP Software.
- Reduce manual data entry by having reservations loaded automatically
into RDP via the Windsurfer system.
- Manage GDS cut-offs from within RDP
to close out busy dates or holiday periods on the GDS.
How to Implement Windsurfer
- Contact Windsurfer
for a Reservation Service Agreement for their GDS
Please contact Windsurfer regarding pricing.
- Ensure you are on the latest version of
RDPWin 2.x or
The only other requirement for all two-way interfaces is the property must
not be using RDP-DOS for reservations.
- The interface uses RDPWin Monitor to communicate
and does not have any special hardware requirements. However, the property
must have high speed internet access, but the only machine that needs this
access is the machine running the RDPWin Monitor.
- Contact RDP to purchase the Windsurfer interface.
- Detailed information on
GDS Integration here.
Sample Booking Engine
For more information contact RDP.