Golf technology expert joins Journey to develop its Golf Management solution for luxury hotels and resorts
Cheltenham, UK – 20th July 2023 – Hotel ecommerce company Journey Hospitality has appointed Mal Rennie to the new role of Director of Golf.
Rennie has over two decades of experience working with golf technology companies, as Sales Director at Golfbookings.com to General Manager, later Managing Director and Chairman of its parent company, Concept Software Systems.
In his new role as Director of Golf at Journey, Rennie will lead the company’s strategy and vision for the Golf Management platform which is is already in use at leading luxury resorts including Bovey Castle (Devon), Tewkesbury Park (Gloucestershire), Rockliffe Hall (Durham), and Goodwood Hotel (West Sussex).
Rennie said: “Golf is not just my business, it’s my passion. I’ve worked – and played – in this space long enough to know that technology is increasingly vital in delivering a great golfing and hospitality experience. It’s not just about providing a great tee-sheet with retail and membership functionality; the wants and needs of resort properties have evolved and Journey’s portfolio of products and services fully complement and enhance this. I’m looking forward to introducing the Journey platform to the market and the positive impact we’ll make to both guests and owners alike – exciting times!”
Simon Bullingham, CEO and Founder of Journey Hospitality, said: “Mal’s expertise is a perfect fit with our wish to provide the leading end-to-end experience management solution for hotels and resorts. Working with our onejourney® ecommerce platform to drive direct bookings, the spa and golf solutions enhance a guest’s digital journey. Mal’s experience will be invaluable as we scale our offering across the UK and beyond.”
Away from the office, Rennie can – unsurprisingly – be found on a golf course.
About Journey Hospitality
Journey Hospitality is a hotel technology business revolutionising ecommerce for the hospitality industry maximising online experiences to drive commercial success.
Its portfolio includes: onejourney® – the world’s first all-in-one hotel ecommerce platform enabling guests to customise their stay by booking rooms, spa, dining and retail products in a single shopping basket; Premier Software – the UK’s top spa and leisure management software; Gifted – the UK’s market leading hotel gift voucher platform; Journey Agency working with luxury hotel partners for web development and digital marketing, and Journey Consultancy, designing bespoke transformational strategies in technology and commercial frameworks for hospitality businesses.
Established in 2010, the Cheltenham-based business has a team of over 120 industry experts at the forefront of hotel ecommerce innovation. A Certified Google Partner, Journey works with over 650 luxury hotel partners around the world including Claridge’s, Beaverbrook, Calcot Collection, The Londoner, Soneva (Maldives) and Grantley Hall.
The company won the ‘Innovation in Tech’ award at the Business Awards – Travel 2023 and ‘Best Website’ (for The Elms) at the Hotel Marketing Awards 2023. Journey is also shortlisted for the Best Hotel Booking Solutions Provider at the 2023 World Travel Tech Awards for its onejourney® platform.