Why Do You Need a Channel Manager?
Many hoteliers experience issues due to the extra personnel and time required to manage multiple booking channels, including OTAs. Some hoteliers even offer only few rooms in the inventory to avoid overbooking issues.
A Channel Manager solves these issues by directly updating rates and availability to all OTA portals, GDS connectivity providers and other Internet Distribution Systems (IDS) without the need for additional staff.
With a reliable Channel Manager, a single click from your PMS can let you update rates and inventory across all your distribution channels. Moreover, reservations made on OTAs will reflect in your PMS in real-time. You will also be able to update room cancellations or reservations instantly across multiple sales platforms, while simplifying rate distribution across OTA channels. All this without the need for extra man hours or multiple software solutions.
How to Get Started with a Channel Manager?
With each Channel Manager offering different functionalities, it becomes more important to figure out your specific goals and objectives. A Channel Manager is only as efficient as the user's perspective about the different integrations, features, and services. Once you have figured out your specific requirements, you can try to understand the most commonly used functionalities to make the right choice.
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Start with a Consultation with a HotelMinder Expert
HotelMinder has a global team of experts working in the hospitality industry for many years. Our combined experience in operations, sales, marketing, and technology helps us guide our partners to the best tools and solutions available to increase revenue. We take a comprehensive approach to deliver on our promises, and offer multiple solutions, depending on partner budget, requirements, objectives, and goals.
Tailored Hotel Management — our affordable and comprehensive tailored management service is designed for small and medium sized independent hotels and hotel chains to help them achieve defined objectives.
Planning & Implementation — we help you set up the right objectives, define needs, upgrade your existing technology solutions, start marketing campaigns, give insights on current industry trends, conduct audits of your property's technology and operational status, and provide a comprehensive roadmap to achieve goals.
Partial or Targeted Hotel Improvement Plan — our Hotel Improvement Plans offer a holistic view of your hotel marketing, operations, strategy, and technology. Assessed by industry experts, our audits help you get strategic data of business KPIs, tailored to your specific requirements.
1-to-1 Expert Session — indulge in a consulting session with experienced hospitality consultants, including HotelMinder's Co-founders. The rich expertise and a talented pool of industry veterans can help you start a new project, choose an application or service, solve a problem, or get insights on marketing, revenue, operations, and technology.
When you get started with HotelMinder, we guide you to the right path, manage the project, tailored to the category of services you require. With a detailed Planning & Implementation phase, we make sure all your expectations our met in the most efficient and timely manner.