Zonetail Signs Agreement with Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) to Launch a Global Mobile Solution Featuring AAHOA’s 15,000 Hotelier Members
May 11, 2016 (Toronto, ON)
AAHOA President & CEO Chip Rogers to Join Zonetail’s Board of Directors
Zonetail Inc. (“Zonetail”), a mobile technology company and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association, Inc. (“AAHOA”) are launching a single, one-app platform which will be named “Zonetail” and will feature AAHOA’s 15,000 hotel members along with Zonetail’s other hotel clients worldwide. This platform will connect hotel guests to the amenities and services of their hotel through the convenience of their own mobile device and offers hotels new service options to increase revenues and customer engagement. Guests can select their hotel destination and the app will “reskin” (tailor the content) to provide information and connectivity to any Zonetail-supported hotel worldwide. All local area information on attractions, events, dining and shopping will be provided. The app will drive direct bookings, avoiding the substantial commissions charged by the online travel agencies, increase incremental revenue, decrease operating costs, build loyalty and enhance the entire guest experience.
“We believe Zonetail is uniquely positioned to become the mobile application of choice for hoteliers. Zonetail’s product quality and earnings potential for hotel owners make Zonetail the natural leader in this market segment. We are extremely pleased to conclude a partnership with them as we are of the view that Zonetail’s “anchored local” approach will serve our members well. I am delighted to accept a position on the Zonetail Board of Directors and I look forward to helping the Company grow into a recognized leader in the hospitality technology solutions space” said Chip Rogers, President & CEO, AAHOA.
“Our agreement with AAHOA is a major milestone for Zonetail in its efforts to substantially expand our hotel client base in North America. We are thrilled to partner with such an influential and prestigious voice in the hotel industry and to work with its members. I would like to welcome AAHOA’s President & CEO, Chip Rogers, to Zonetail’s board of directors. He will be an invaluable partner as Zonetail continues to provide services to the rapidly evolving hotel market” stated Mark Holmes, Zonetail’s President & CEO.
About Asian American Hotel Owners Association: Founded in 1989, the Asian American Hotel Owners Association, Inc. (AAHOA) is the largest hotel owners association in the world, with over 15,000 members. AAHOA members own more than 25,000 hotels amounting to approximately 50 percent of all hotels in the United States and employ nearly 700,000 workers, accounting for over $10 billion in payroll. For more information visit www.aahoa.com.
About Zonetail: Zonetail is a mobile technology company that provides an anchored local mobile platform, custom-branded to hotels, which connects guests to the full range of hotel services and businesses in the surrounding neighborhood. To date, Zonetail has signed agreements with more than 25,000 hotels as well as over 1,800 condominium buildings.
For more information, visit www.zonetail.com.
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