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Supplier News19 September 2016

Lodging Interactive Expands Its Fully Managed Hotel Live Chat Service to 7 Days a Week

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Lodging Interactive, the leading digital marketing and social media engagement agency exclusively serving the hospitality industry, today announced its expanded CoMMingle Live ChatSM service for hotels and resorts. The fully managed live chat service now provides properties with coverage 7 days a week. CoMMingle Live Chat provides hotels with the ability to enable their websites with live chat capabilities that are fully managed by Lodging Interactive's US based lived chat agents, 7 days a week.

"Our goal has always been to enable hotels and resorts to provide website sales support to their customers and to so, 7 days a week," said Mr. DJ Vallauri, Lodging Interactive's Founder and CEO. "Our expanded 7 day coverage fulfills this vision and maximizes the online conversion opportunities for our hotel and resort clients."

The CoMMingle Live Chat service is a fully managed, turn-key service that combines best-of-breed SAAS (Software as a Service) cloud based technologies and Lodging Interactive's internal network of highly trained live chat agents. The result is a highly effective customer engagement and sales support service hotels can utilize to maximize their direct to website booking channels.

"The way consumers expect to communicate with hotels has changed, and consumers are increasingly turning to live chat as their preferred and fastest route of communication for hotel customer support while in the booking process," added Mr. Vallauri. "A recent Gartner report suggests that live chat as a customer engagement channel will increase from 2% to 10% by 2018, with over 80% of companies making live chat available for their customers by 2020.

CoMMingle Live Chat service benefits for hotels:

  • Real-time customer engagement throughout the booking process
  • Provides conversational commerce while assisting in the booking process
  • Increase in direct bookings and event RFP submissions
  • Reduces negative reviews/comments posted to TripAdvisor & OTA sites
  • Crisis alert escalation to property as needed
  • Offers true market differentiation within competitive set
  • Unlimited live agent fully managed chats for low monthly fee
  • 100% mobile responsive enabled
  • 100% US based live chat agents, employed by Lodging Interactive

Getting started with CoMMingle Live Chat is easy and implementation only requires a small snippet of code be added to the hotel website. For more information please visit:

About Lodging Interactive and Commingle:Engage

Since 2001 Lodging Interactive has been a leading provider of digital marketing services to the hospitality industry. Lodging Interactive is the parent company of commingle:engage, the Company's social media marketing and reputation management division which serves hundreds of hotels, restaurants, spas, and management companies.

The Company developed the hospitality industry's first Facebook Messenger based RFPAssist Group Lead Sales System designed to drive hotel group and event business.

Additionally, the Company provides subscription-based website development and digital marketing services through its HotelSiteXPRESS offering. The service is based on a 'pay-as-you-go' model and requires no capital investment on the part of the hotel.

Lodging Interactive is an HSMAI Adrian Award winner and has won awards from the International Academy of Visual Arts, Interactive Media Awards, Horizon Interactive Awards, Web Marketing Association, Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, and Travel Weekly's Magellan Awards have recognized Lodging Interactive as an industry leader.

The Company's Founder, President & CEO, DJ Vallauri, formerly served on the Board of Directors of HSMAI's New York Chapter and is a Agency Council contributor.

For more information, please contact [email protected], 877-291-4411 ext. 704 or visit the company's website at

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