webXML Harnesses Direct Channels For Your Car Rental Business

webXML Harnesses Direct Channels For Your Car Rental Business

Things have changed so quickly in the car rental industry since CARS+ webXML was first launched back in 2004. Back when webXML was first launched, reservations would be phoned, emailed or even faxed in. Remember that thing called a fax? In any event, these reservations would then have to be processed manually.

With webXML being an automated system, it has become a powerful link to brokers. The system has been enhanced and developed for 15 years in order to ensure it can properly handle an ever increasing XML message demand it sees every day.

What webXML Does Today

Over the years, webXML has evolved from a Reservation Delivery application to a major interactive process for many CARS+ users across international markets. More and more CARS+ users are seeing the value that webXML brings to their suite of car rental software.

With the increased demand for a channel like webXML, Thermeon have worked tirelessly to ensure our clients are connected to as many aggregators and brokers as possible. We now work with over 80, making CARS+ webXML a major part of key channels of business for rental companies. In fact, many of our clients, webXML is now their primary channel for all their reservations. We are now also able to link to some of the world's largest GDS systems via our APIs.

The renting customers today continue to flock towards third party booking systems in order to rent a vehicle, whether they are a local or a tourist. Thus, even if you’re not an airport operation or don’t deal with brokers, webXML can still be an important part of your channel offering. By using webXML, you can integrate your own custom designed website and booking process into their CARS+ system.

Your business can also attract B2B reservations by including this dynamic link. These channels provide a comprehensive offering for any rental business, whether you’re independent or franchised. If you implement webXML, you can benefit from reviewing the set-up for your partners in CARS+.

Stay Up To Date

To maximise what webXML can bring to your suite of auto rental software, you should always be using the latest and most effective methodologies for organising fleet classes, rental rates and payment options.

Getting your fleet organised can be as simple as looking at what classes were reserved over the last peak period and removing classes that simply don’t perform. Fortunately, CARS+ offers an incredible range of analytical reports, channel management options and one of the best rate engines in the business.

Sometimes a simple strategy could be the best thing for your business; look at the structures that work and eliminate the ones not bringing in bookings.

Conclusion

By delivering car rental customers instant fleet availability and confirmations and saving millions of man hours, webXML has ultimately helped rental businesses maximise their streams of revenue. Your business will gain exposure to our extensive network of global partners and put you in a position to expand your business.

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Thermeon's 30 years of global experience in car rental software gives us the skills to understand your requirements, building systems that suit. CARS+ is the complete software solution to link your rental business directly to customers, partners and brokers. Call us today at: Europe, Middle East & Africa: +44 1293 864 334 / Americas: +1 (714) 731-9191 / Australia/Asia: +61 2 9846 0860 / New Zealand: +64 22 177 6242 Or email us at sales@thermeon.com

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