STAAH, the New Zealand-based leading hospitality solutions provider, teamed up with online travel agency booking.com and the tech firm RatePing to host Ahmedabad’s first-ever STAAH Connect Hub networking conference.
The event, which was held at the Ramada by Wyndham, brought together more than 70 participants, including industry leaders, hotel industry experts and owners, general managers, and departmental heads from hotels, hotel groups, and homestays throughout India. Its goal was to allow them to connect, talk about current trends in the industry, and share best practices.
The insightful sessions shed light on how property owners could learn to take advantage of industry changes while maximizing their profits. Keynote sessions included discussions led by industry leaders like Booking.com, Rateping, and STAAH on subjects like sharing market insights for Ahmedabad, tips & tricks hotels can use to increase property visibility and conversions on OTAs, and how to sell more rooms and increase revenue with a successful distribution strategy.
“We are delighted to bring the STAAH Connect Hub to Ahmedabad for the first time. The response has been overwhelming! We had over 100 registrations for the event that saw some very relevant discussions on the current state of the hospitality sector. We’ve all learnt something new here and are taking back valuable suggestions shared by the industry experts on the best way forward, STAAH is enthusiastic about future events that will contribute to India’s tourism sector growth. We’re excited to make a lasting impact on the industry through these upcoming initiatives,” says Shoaib Ali, National Sales Head – India.
“Fantastic event organized by team STAAH, with an awesome turnout its always great to meet and hear from our partners their take on how we can mutually grow and take business to the next level,” said Akshay Shukla, Key Account Manager, Booking.com.
“STAAH has done a tremendous job organizing such a fantastic event as they have in the past as well. It’s a great opportunity for companies like RatePing to connect with hotels, understand their pain points and how we, as technology providers, can help solve these problems,” said Jaideep Advani, Owner, RatePing.
“STAAH Connect Hub by the STAAH team was very insightful & enlightening, overall it was a good networking event. This will be very useful for maximizing revenue,” said Atul Budhraja, Vice President Operations, Ramada by Wyndham.
“Thank you so much for organizing such a fantastic party! Everything from the welcome to food menu was absolutely perfect. We had such a great time and it wouldn’t have been possible without your hard work and dedication. Thank you for making this get-together truly memorable.Thanks Again,” says Lalit Kumar from The Grand Bhagwati Team.
“We would like to inform you that the event was truly great and fruitful. We met many people from the same industry through this event. So, once again, thank you for arranging such a fantastic event. Also, the gift distribution is a good concept. Overall, this event was full of joy and had many fruitful outcomes. The food arrangement was also good, and the food was tasty as well. Thank you for inviting us and giving us the opportunity to attend it,” Hitesh Chetwani, GM, Metropole.