Why BookingCenter is a Multi-Billion Dollar Connection for You
The BookingCenter Network is a conduit of business for you. No other partner gives you such exposure to so many consumers and so many travel professionals as easily and inexpensivley. The best way to increase your bookings is to increase your exposure to travellers.
More connections means more bookings for you.The more visibility you get, the more bookings you make. We provide:
- GDS distribution to Sabre, Apollo, Amadeus, and Galileo/WorldSpan/TravelPort used by over 650,000 travel agents worldwide and connected to more than 100,0000 travel sites.
- Channel Manager connectivity to over 200 Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) such as Expedia, Travelocity, Booking.com, Orbitz, LastMinute, TravelWeb, Hotwire, Agoda, AsiaRooms and hundreds of others.
- Smaller consumer networks such as HotelGoGo, Web Reservations, YellowPages, Verizon SuperPages, TourWorld and hundreds of Local Distribution Systems globally. While these niche networks don't yield the same results as the global OTAs and GDS', they do increase overall impressions and search rankings for your property.
- RDX, the parent company of SiteMinder, providing access to an additional 200+ OTA channels via your BookingCenter product.
Get more connections and enjoy more control.
With BookingCenter, you not only get more connections, you have complete control of what they see. You can allocate specific rooms to distribution partners, provide unique rates to whichever OTA you wish, and reserve others for your walk-ins, your web site or your partner agents. Allocate rooms to suit your needs, your goals. You strategically price your rooms, conncted to your actual availability, in realtime. Learn more about BookingCenter's powerful allocation and pricing features for users of the Global Booking Networks.
Gain Control over Negotiated Rates.
The travel industry is full of corporations and travel agencies who only book at properties that provide direct, negotiated rates. BookingCenter makes it easy for you to provide negotiated rates through your web site as well as through our Local Distribution Systems and via the GDS, Pegasus, HBSI, and other systems. Whether the FedRooms program for U.S.A. government travel, Military travel bookings, or major corporations, using negotiated rates with 'direct bill' tools can make managing industrial and group travel a breeze.
The Channel Manager that does it all - Net Rate/Merchant Model and OTA Programs.
The travel industry has seen the rise of large travel websites such as Expedia, Travelocity, Booking.com, and Orbitz. These systems are an excellent source of reservations for you. BookingCenter is a Channel Manager that manages your OTA and Net Rate/Merchant Model inventory & rates seamlessly - right through any of our Management Tools. These programs account for as much as 35% monthly occupancy for some of our customers. By using these programs in tandem with direct marketing, you can build long-lasting direct guest relationships easily. Learn more about how BookingCenter can help you automate your relationship-marketing power with the Channel manager that does it all.
BookingCenter makes it easier to sell packages.
The BookingCenter Global Booking Network makes it easier for you to sell packages (containing combinations of rooms and items/activities), both on your web site and through GDS systems. Packages today comprise an increasing percentage of all online transactions, and usually provide a higher margin of profit to you, as well creating a better experience for your guests. You may have seen how Expedia, Travelocity, and Orbitz market packages on their web sites? Now you can use those same techniques to market your lodging. Ask us how to take advantage of Packages now.
Take advantage of Consortia programs.
According to HEDNA a consortia is a "rate negotiated between a hotel company and a travel agency group. Viewing of these rates in the GDS by a Travel Agent or other GDS user is restricted and the rate may be booked only after entry of either the Agents or Client authorization code." Originally started for mom and pop travel agencies, Consortias have become a major player in the travel industry. Consortias are conglomerates of travel agencies that have joined together toincrease marketing to their customers by offering competitive rates. This program is offered for enrollment once per year, and returns excellent results for many of our properties. Learn more here.
Improve your Buuteeq website performance.
BookingCenter and buuteeq help you perform the perfect marketing strategy: work efficiently from your front desk using a 'cloud' Property Management System; manage seamlessly online bookings, mobile, FaceBook, and web traffic; and accept new business from global sources. All with the goal of bringing guests direct through 'no cost' channels. Enable a 'virtuous repeat guest' strategy that all properties work to achieve, and read details here.
Increase visibility through Webervations.
Webervations is used by many North American lodging associations to display availability, and any user of a BookingCenter product can maintain seamless availability into - and from - the Webervations system. For details, click here.
For more information about anything above or the BookingCenter Global Booking Network in general, contact us, take a look at a sample list of partner distribution sites, or review our KnowledgeBase pages here.
Make the Network a part of your business. It's simple with BookingCenter - just listen to our customers.