Team - REZOTEL
Marie and Louis: a logical and complementary collaboration
Québec’s accommodation offer was always accessible to consumers through various distribution channels – hotel websites, and Online Travel Agencies (OTA); the meeting between the network of independent establishments computerized by Softbooker/Reservit and the Reslynx platform led to the concept of a Quebec business center dedicated to B2B, for tour operators and agencies. Rezotel is the missing link between companies that set up FIT packages and offers, and independent accommodation inventories in Québec.
Throughout her career, Marie Côté dedicated herself to the development of the travel industry, and more specifically incoming travel and the hospitability business. In 1990 she co-founded Jonview Canada, where she developed several new source-markets. Then in 2005 she undertook the project to speed-up the access to online reservation for the independent hotels in Quebec. While looking for the best available internet booking engine she met with the Reservit team, discover their products, and launched Softbooker Technologies in order to distribute their technology and services in Canada. Fifteen years later, Sotfbooker is now the market leader with more than 700 customers using Reservit daily: hotels, hotel chains, vacation rentals, tour operators and distributors. In 2019, it was a natural transition for Reservit to purchase its Canadian distributor.
In 2021, Marie Côté co-founded Rezotel Technologies to better equip Québec’s tourism industry in terms of connectivity. She will keep a working relationship with Reservit, acting like as an advisor.
“ Marketing Québec’s tourism products is the passion of my professional life. I, therefore, am always seeking the best means, especially technological, to showcase it to our local and international clienteles! ”
Louis Mercier has been involved in the technology dedicated to the travel and tourism industry since 1994, doing pioneering work by founding and developing Openfares and Netfaresonline.
More recently, since 2010 he has been focusing on its Reslynx product, a state-of-art I.T. solution aimed at improving the operations and distribution for incoming and outgoing tour operators, consolidators and travel agents who set up their own products. Reslynx has been adopted by several major players in the industry both in Quebec and internationally.
With Reslynx, he offers a robust and versatile tool, connected to a wide range of suppliers with immediate and direct access to multiple inventories, be it air, car rentals, hotels, activities etc.
“ With the launch of Rezotel, the vast majority of the independent hotel inventory in Quebec will be accessible to tour operators and to agencies that market the destination. It is a natural complement to my work in recent years and interfacing with TravelClick will complement the offer on the Rezotel platform. ”