IDS Softwares Powers Homestays With Its Hospitality Technology
Assists Mahindra Holidays In The Launch Of India’s First And Only Online Information And Booking Portal Exclusively For Homestay Sector
Commenting on the association, Mr Ramesh Ramanathan, CEO of Mahindra Holidays and India Limited said “Mahindra Homestays is a business venture developed on to operate entirely on an electronic platform. IDS, in a short space of time, have done an excellent job putting in place the vital front end web interface and online reservation system”.
“Our association with Mahindra Holidays dates back over a decade! We were only happy to provide our expertise to this emerging concept in the Indian hospitality arena. This project has been another feather in our cap, given, that this required a fresh concept and innovative technology to be developed in a very short span of time! It gives us pleasure in assisting the Mahindras in this venture” said Rajesh P Yadav, General Manager, IDS.
A ‘homestay’ is accommodation provided in a private home, with no more than 8 rooms available for guests, run by the homeowner. A homestay promotes travel and tourism among those who refrain from spending high costs on hotel rooms and also for those who believe in experiencing the pulse of the place they visit. Many homeowners in India have been successfully offering their homes for visitors from India and across the world but have not been able to tap it vigorously. Currently, homestay owners have been conducting their business by merely word of mouth publicity. The full potential is a long way from realization due to various factors, chief among them being inability to reach out to the right target audience. With Mahindra Homestays launching the portal, powered by IDS, affiliated homes will now be able to provide services and amenities to meet the expectations of the discerning traveler.
Thus, with Mahindra and IDS coming together, India welcomes the trend of homestays and offers the luxuries of its culture to the world.
ABOUT IDS SOFTWARES PVT LTD | IDS Softwares Pvt Ltd is a global leader in integrated IT solutions for the Hospitality industry. The company, for over 21 years, has been designing, developing, marketing and maintaining a comprehensive range of information management systems enabling businesses of varied sizes, including hotels, restaurants, clubs and resorts. With Regional Sales and Support offices spread across the globe, the company has more than 1400 clients in over 20 countries.
IDS markets its hospitality software products under the umbrella brand ‘Fortune Suite of Integrated Solutions.’ The products address multiple aspects of the industry such as, Property Management Products, Restaurant Management Products; Central Reservation Systems and Business & Service Enhancement Products. The company’s Global R&D Center at Bangalore, India, offers support to its clients 24x7x365. IDS Softwares’ clients include Best Western, Club Mahindra Holidays, Emirates Concorde, ETA Star group - Middle East, Fortune Park Group, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, John Keells Holdings – Sri Lanka, Ramada Worldwide, Ramee Group of Hotels, Royal Orchid Hotels, Sarovar Group to name a few. Website:
ABOUT MAHINDRA HOMESTAYS | Mahindra Homestays is an effort by Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Limited to organize the growing Homestay industry in India and market it under a strong brand. Mahindra Homestays has set up a pan-India network of homes that delivers the real India through an enriching host-guest interaction. The Mahindra Homestays are situated in cities and tourist destinations across India and offer good value-for-money accommodation and a unique experience.