Distribution technology Specialist a finalist in Westpac Awards

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Auckland, August 17, 2018
STAAH, a leading cloud-based distribution technology specialist for the accommodation segment has been nominated has been chosen as a nominee in the Awards’ Excellence in Innovation and Excellence in International Trade categories.
Founding Director Gavin Jeddo said that technological innovation is the foundation of the company’s success.
“Our strength lies in understanding the unique needs and quirks of the hospitality business along with a native knowledge of the online environment. This has enabled our partners to remain agile in what is an extremely dynamic segment. What truly sets us apart of the rest is the accessibility of our technology, both in its affordability and ease of use,” he said.
Recognising Innovation
The Awards’ Excellence in Innovation category recognises a business that has enhanced its success through innovation – both in thinking and implementing the idea.
Owing to the nature of its business, STAAH is continually evolving and development technology solutions and connections that will benefit its network of more than 5000 partner properties across more than 70 countries.
Global markets benefits
Mr Jeddo said that STAAH was also recognised for successfully capturing the benefits of the global market and demonstrating Excellence in International Trade achievements, sustainable growth and results.
“Within a decade of establishment, STAAH has expanded its footprint globally. The needs of our partners are serviced via local offices in seven countries and resellers in various other locations. The company now works with some of hospitality industry’s best-known names including The Heritage Group (New Zealand), Lemon Tree Group (India), Marino Beach Colombo (Sri Lanka), Loumage Hotels & Resorts (UAE), Mansley Services Apartments (United Kingdom), Kusuma Agrowisata Resort & Convention Hotel (Indonesia) and The Zenith Hotel (Malaysia), among many others,” he said.
Supporting these partner properties in their online revenue growth is an increasing network of local and international distribution channels and other connections that enable a seamless booking process.
STAAH was among many other companies that were recognised for their business excellence at a special evening organised at The Riverhead Tavern in West Auckland by the Auckland Chambers of Commerce. The evening was well attended by entrants from a variety of businesses. Finalists and the Supreme winner will be announced at a gala evening on 3 October at North Harbour Stadium.
About STAAH Ltd
STAAH Ltd is a New Zealand-based technology company specialising in cloud-based channel management and booking engine for accommodation providers to maximise online revenue. Founded by Gavin Jeddo in 2008, a pioneer in the field of distribution technology, STAAH’s industry-leading technology powers a property’s distribution through online travel agencies (OTA), direct bookings and digital marketing services.
STAAH works with more than 5000 partner properties in more than 70 countries through its operations in New Zealand, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and UK. It processes min excess of 4.5 million bookings annually.
The company has doubled its footprint since 2015 and grown at a combined average of approximately 50% in the last two years.
Editor’s Note: STAAH won the Business Excellence in International Trade with India at the Tenth Annual Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards held on November 27, 2018. The picture here shows Bill English, the then Opposition Leader with (from Left) John Wadsworth of Manukau Institute of Technology and Gavin Jeddo and Edwin Saldanha of STAAH
(Picture by Creative Eye Fotographics)

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