HRG is working to integrate its automated rate auditing system with its HRG Point of Sale agent desktop. The integration gives real-time audits of booked rates from the time the reservation is made and continually searches for lower rates until the cancellation window closes.

BCD Travel's Advito consulting arm for the 2009 hotel negotiating season rolled out a new hotel rate auditing tool that checks all global distribution systems, as do other mega agency systems. It also examines seasonal rates and identifies the property amenity information and room description detail associated with a rate. Advito's new tool checks four dates to confirm a rate-loading discrepancy, said vice president of business development Bob Brindley. A previous version examined only one specific date, a process that could incorrectly interpret a sold-out hotel as a rate-loading problem.

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