As featured in Air New Zealand's Kia Ora magazine: For Book Me Bob, the Kiwi tech company behind a rapidly growing AI chatbot service, the FernMark symbol has sealed the deal for major international business opportunities.
Book Me Bob: Kiwi chatbot company seals business deals with the FernMark
17th December 2020
The iconic FernMark has unlocked major international contracts for Kiwi chatbot company, Book Me Bob. They're believed to be the world’s first tech company enabling guests to book accommodation via an Al powered chatbot.
Andy Dharmani and I as co-founders of of Book Me Bob would like to thank and acknowledge all our staff, customers, and industry partners as this could not have happened without you.
To be selected by Microsoft for Startups for the Highway to 100 Unicorn Emerge X Program is amazing. What makes it even more incredible feat was that it was run across 16 countries and open to all industries. It’s very humbling to be selected and representing NZ hospitality technology, flying our flag on a global scale.
To have Microsoft validate & acknowledge our hard work has made all the pain of 2020 disappear and has motivated the Book Me Bob team to innovate further in 2021.
Dreams can come true and with a global leader like Microsoft supporting our journey, 2021 should be successful one.
A special shout out to New Zealand Story Group who has supported us via the Fernmark program for the last 6 months.
A milestone day as Europe launches and an Australian award winner goes live
9th December 2020
Book Me Bob continues to expand the reach of its world leading artificial intelligent hotel chatbot with two key acquisitions going live.
Marking the first of what is sure to be many in Europe is the 5 star Grand Hotel La Cloche by Mgallery Hotel Collection in the city of Dijon in France with their digital assistant, Clocca. On the other side of the world in Far North Queensland, one of the most awarded holiday parks in Australia, BIG 4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort went live with their customised chatbot, Fifi the Frogette.
Co-founder and CEO, David Thompson was excited about the diverse nature of the two properties and how it further demonstrated how Book Me Bob can work with customers on all levels. David said, “the customisation with Fifi and Clocca show how we can work within a property’s brand guidelines and pull through their entire customer experience journey”.
With the hotel chatbot continuing to learn and evolve, expect to hear more from Book Me Bob as their local representatives across Asia, Europe, the US and Oceania share the opportunity with thousands of properties each day.
What is the Opposite of a Technophobe?
7th December 2020
Travel industry expert and Book Me Bob Australian representative, Tracey Patterson, has found the way to work smarter, not harder and talks about embracing this life mantra in her latest LinkedIn post.
The age of AI is truly here. AI Chatbot for Hotels by Book Me Bob, a start-up from New Zealand, started off as the first company in the world to perfectly match the capability of human-trained artificial intelligence to the needs of consumers and hotels around the world. The company has already amassed representation in 17 countries in its first year of business.
AI ChatBot for Hotels by Book Me Bob: Next wave of new offices open in Asia
Jul 28, 2020
Despite these challenging times, premier NZ Artificial Intelligence AI chatbot company Book Me Bob is still making the right noises and is still flying the NZ flag strong for tourism operators around the world. Leveraging their unique hospitality technology, which can now be seen as must-have for hotels, Book Me Bob has now entered with on-ground representation in Vietnam, Sri Lanka , Myanmar & Taiwan by partnering with Boomarama Media to represent in these new countries.
Businesses around the world face new limitations due to the shifting economy, with the hospitality sector hit especially hard. As hotels gradually return to full operation, the question of finding success in today’s “new normal” remains.
Mr. Riza Suryo talking about emoji language on the official "world emoji day"
Jul 18, 2020
From our NZ office Mr Riza Suryo – Chief Growth Officer on Jakarta leading radio station “Bravo Talk” prime time 8.00am last week talking about emoji language on the official “world emoji day” . Watch this space in regard to what Bookmebob AI Chatbot is doing with emoji in the future !
The worldwide hospitality industry has been one of the hardest-hit due to COVID-19, with travel restrictions, increased health & safety guidelines and more causing many businesses to struggle - particularly vacation rentals and hot-spots. Many of these “destination hotels” already rely on busy seasons to create the majority of their profit, and with the travel industry itself still limping along, destination hotels need to make waves with a smaller market.
What hotels need to reopen and raise efficiency after COVID-19
Jun 12, 2020
Now that hotels are reopening as strict lockdown and distancing measures fight COVID-19 around the world, the influx of new guest bookings and questions can have many businesses pushing capacity. When this happens, efficiency drops and the guest experience suffers. Beyond this, there is an inevitable competition between hotels to gain the biggest foothold in the recovering market. This can all mean thinner margins and higher overheads, threatening the long term plan of the business.
eHotelier: How Book Me Bob Chatbot is now helping hotels boost sales with AI
May 31, 2020
COVID-19 has changed hospitality and the way hotels do business around the world, with many hoteliers seeking ways to stay relevant with their guests by reinventing their business model to optimise revenue while minimising overheads – without compromising on service. That’s where chatbots powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) could make all the difference.
Book Me Bob: First Asian office open and many more to come
May 26, 2020
Despite these challenging times, premier NZ chatbot company Book Me Bob is bucking current trends and flying the NZ flag for tourism operators around the world. Leveraging their unique hospitality technology, which can now be seen as must-have for hotels, Book Me Bob marked their entry into Asia this week with on-ground representation in Singapore and three fully-trained staff to sell the product.
New Zealand Start-Up Book Me Bob and Global Software Company RMS Partner to Help Business Continuity
April 30, 2020
Book Me Bob is now fully integrated with RMS Cloud solutions and open to RMS clients. The global partnership comes at a crucial time for businesses struggling with market volatility caused by Covid-19. As hospitality businesses around the world are having to make hard calls to cut costs, Book Me Bob’s AI chatbot solution provides an opportunity to maintain high quality service levels and add a competitive edge during challenging times.
Business Spotlight on Kiwi Startup - David Thompson, CEO Book Me Bob live interview
March 9, 2020
In this week’s Business Spotlight, ZB Drive is looking at a Kiwi start-up that's trying to take on Trivago and Booking.com. It's called Book Me Bob, and helps hotel and motel owners with their bookings.
Book Me Bob, a local start-up, has already secured over 20 forward-thinking international hotel groups across four countries - Australia, Indonesia, India and New Zealand. These include the award-winning Hotel Grand Windsor by Mgallery, Porters Hotel, Jet Park Hotels Auckland Airport in New Zealand, The Jambuluwuk Hotel Group, Tijili Hotels, Karma Kandara Resort and Sun Island Hotels Bali in Indonesia, the Jasper Hotel in Melbourne and Hotel Landmark Shimla in India.