Based in London and California, BookingTek developed Meetings Maker, the first enterprise grade, real-time meeting room booking and payment software. It allows hotels to easily make their meetings viewable, bookable and payable on their own website and enables group organisers to make simultaneous block bedroom. Meetings Maker is the only booking system that fully integrates with Oracle MICROS Opera which allows the software to be rolled out quickly and more securely.
TableRes followed, and enables hotels to take direct restaurant reservations on their own websites, with zero cover charges. The system was built to enable hotels to reduce the proportion of bookings with cover charges.
BookingTek has operations in the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany.
TablesRes, the direct restaurant reservation and floor management system for hotels, was launched.
Multi-lingual and multi-currency functionality added to Meetings Maker Lite products.
A range of low cost versions of Meetings Maker are added to the product lineup aimed at individual hotels and smaller hotel groups.
The company changes its name to BookingTek which more accurately reflects the nature of the business.
We launch CompareMeetings.com, a multi-brand, third party website that delivers OTA style bookings to hotels that use Meetings Maker at zero commission.
We complete a unique integration with Oracle MICROS Opera via OWS-SC, an interface MICROS reintroduces when they see how valuable Meetings Maker will be to their hotel clients.
We raise an additional £1 million of funding, from existing investors, to develop software to automate meeting booking and payment on hotel websites.
On-request meeting rooms are added to the site and we identify what looks like a huge gap in the market – no hotel or online travel agent (OTA) has real-time, meeting booking on their website.
The response from venues is overwhelming and the site rapidly grows to 500 venues in 10 countries.
The fledgling business launches the world’s first website enabling online booking and payment of day offices.
Matthew Stubbs launches the bootstrapped business from his garage in South West London