For businesses that want to manage or sell Packages either inside MyPMS or online (and through GDS networks) the Packaging Module is a must! Many lodging providers realize selling packages provides your guest with a better overall experience and adds to the profitability of your business. BookingCenter's tools help manage and build packages inside MyPMS and via the Internet (for Desktop Pro and Management Tool Pro customeers) to connect to millions of shoppers. Our packaging capability makes it easy to combine your accommodations with value added Items. And since we are all about efficient management, we integrate the tracking of the package contents for easy fulfillment, financial and daily management. For example:
- Packages on your web site
Build you own custom package with complete control over the rooms, items, pricing, dates, and minimum stay requirements.
Example: Romance Package
Combine a room, flowers, and a bottle of wine, etc… and sell it from your website with a two night minimum, available any day of the week.
Example: Midweek Package
Bundle a room, a meal + a spa treatment, etc… and sell as a package to increase midweek bookings. Available Sunday Thursday only.
- Packages on the Global Booking Networks *
Choose your rooms, rates, dates, and minimum stay requirements, and allow travel agents and large travel portals to add it to their sites or their ‘dynamic’ packages.
Example: Business Packages
Provide the GDS systems (travel agents and corporate planners) with a special rate and stay restrictions from Sunday Thursday for business travelers requiring early breakfast, business office services provided by your staff, and ‘turn down’ service. A great way to entice mid-week business travel to your inn.
Example: Orbitz Package
Provide a Bed, Breakfast, and Spa Package that Orbitz (one of the few OTAs that displays Package rates- more details on OTAs displaying Package rates are here) will sell as a composite package to its millions of shoppers.
Requirements for using the packages features inside BookingCenter: A customer must have one of the following:
- Registered MyPMS + the Packaging Module (a customer can optonally use MyCard, but the Packaging Module is an extra one-time fee)
- Registered license of Desktop Pro with a Booking Engine contract + the POS Module (the Packaging Module is included in the POS Module for Desktop Pro customers); or
- Registered Management Tool Pro + the POS Module (the Packaging Module is included in the POS Module for Management Tool Pro customers)
We have a very detailed article on how to build, use, and allocate Packages here. In the demos we make available for MyPMS and the Booking Engine, you can experience how Packages work in practice.