RateGain CEO to join CHR Advisory Board

May 14, 2014

Contact:  Carol Zhe, 607.254.4504, caz9@cornell.edu

RateGain CEO to join CHR Advisory Board

Ithaca, NY, May 14, 2014 - RateGain, the leading provider of revenue optimization and distribution solutions to the global hospitality industry, has become the newest Partner of the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research (CHR). The partnership builds on RateGain's long established position as a CHR Friend. Bhanu Chopra, founder and CEO of RateGain, will join the CHR Advisory Board. 

"I am delighted that RateGain has become a partner, since they have been such a good supporter as a CHR Friend," said Michael Sturman, associate dean for faculty development at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration and academic director of the CHR. "I greatly appreciated RateGain's support as a data provider in support of our research reports, and now they are moving to a new, expanded role with CHR."

"This expanded relationship with a globally recognized education institution further demonstrates RateGain's ambition to help the hotel and travel industry reach new heights," said Bhanu Chopra, Founder & CEO, RateGain.

He added, "Through our continuing provision of data and our other areas of collaboration we will help the CHR to expand its research base and build knowledge to improve operational efficiency in the industry. We are proud to be a CHR Partner and look forward to the next stage of our association."

About RateGain

RateGain is a leader in hospitality and travel technology solutions for revenue management decision support, rate intelligence, seamless electronic distribution and brand engagement helping customers around the world to streamline their operations and sales. RateGain global customer base comprises leading travel suppliers and intermediaries including airlines, hotels, cruise lines, car rental companies, online travel agents, tour operators and wholesalers.

Since its inception in 2004, RateGain expertise in innovating solutions for the dynamic travel ecosystem has resulted in continuous growth and an established position as a thought-leader and trendsetter in the marketplace. To learn more about the company, visit www.rategain.com.

About The Center for Hospitality Research
A unit of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, The Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) sponsors research designed to improve practices in the hospitality industry. Under the lead of the center's corporate affiliates, experienced scholars work closely with business executives to discover new insights into strategic, managerial and operating practices. To learn more about the center and its projects, visit chr.cornell.edu.

Center Senior Partners: Accenture, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, SAS, STR, and Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces

Center Partners: Access Point Financial, Cvent, Inc., Davis & Gilbert LLP, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, Denihan Hospitality Group, Duetto, Forbes Travel Guide, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Fox Rothschild LLP, Hilton Worldwide, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Intel Corporation, InterContinental Hotels Group, Jumeirah Group, Marriott International, Inc., McDonald's USA, priceline.com, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Proskauer, RateGain, ReviewPro, Revinate, Sabre Hospitality Solutions, Sathguru Management Consultants (P) Ltd., Talent Plus, Inc., Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., TripAdvisor, Wipro EcoEnergy, and Wyndham Hotel Group

Center Friends: Cleverdis • DK Shifflet & Associates • EyeforTravel • Gerencia de Hoteles & Restaurantes • Hospitality Technology Magazine • HRH Group of Hotels Pvt. Ltd. • Hsyndicate •  International CHRIE • iPerceptions • J.D. Power and Associates • The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts • The Lemon Tree Hotel Company • The Park Hotels • PKF Hospitality Research • Questex Hospitality Group • Sustainable Travel International