Are you spending hours answering emails about your room availability and rates to potential guests?
Do you feel you are wasting time by manually updating your hotel availability on Booking.com, Expedia.com or even Airbnb?
Do you occasionally get overbooked because you forgot to close sales on Booking.com?
Do you occasionally get a little lazy (or simply don’t have time) to add more rooms available to sell on a specific channel?
You’re not the only hotel manager facing these daily challenges!
There is, in fact, one simple key tool that can help you with all of this, that many hotels have already adopted. It’s called a
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Your “channels” are all the different websites from which travelers are able to book rooms in your hotel.
It can be a direct channel like your own
or it can be an indirect channel like OTA’s (Online Travel Agencies).
OTA’s are common, and there are many on the internet; the most famous ones being booking.com, expedia.com, agoda.com or airbnb.com.
Channel Manager is an online cloud-based technology solution.
This means there is no software to install on your computer, it all happens through a website.
A channel manager allows you to centralize on a unique platform and calendar the daily management of your hotel distribution channels, mainly to:
Most channel managers also provide a
solution within their functionalities package.
A booking engine, also called a booking button or a “book now” service, is a tool provided by your channel manager allowing travelers to check availability, rates and to book rooms directly on your website.
It is usually very easy to implement:
All you have to do is copy-paste an html code into one of your website pages (or sometimes to install a plug-in), and voila, the booking button will appear!
Some channel managers even offer a booking button tool for your
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You will be amazed to see how many of them are available online!
Which one to choose?!...
We invite you to browse through the list of our Partners Channel Managers
to see which one(s) could be a good fit for your property.
We also invite you to read the following article :
10 tips to help you choose the best channel manager.
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In a world that needs sustainable tourism more than ever, Florie has been the in-charge of sustainability at HotelMinder. Advocating Responsible Tourism, she has extensively travelled across Latin America.
With a Master's Degree from La Rochelle Tourism Business School, Florie has acquired various skills required to generate leads, drive sales, and impact revenue.
While working with HotelMinder, she also runs
a renowned marketing agency promoting responsible tourism in France.
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