Don’t worry, you’re not alone! A number of hotel or boarding house managers has had to deal exactly with these everyday problems. In reality, however, this is an easy problem to solve. Channel Manager is nowadays an absolutely key tool for your business, which is already used by many accommodation facilities.
What is Channel Manager?
You can offer your rooms in several different places in the online environment. Typical examples are OTA portals such as Booking.com, Expedia.com or Airbnb.com and others. It is the Channel Manager that connects with these portals and communicates with them via its online cloud storage. So there is no need to install any software on your computer. Channel Manager allows you to edit the availability of rooms and individual prices in a very simple and intuitive way and to set various reservation restrictions (such as length of stay) on other sales portals.
Advantages of Channel Manager implementation
- Time saving
Change availability and prices on all OTA portals with one click. It is not necessary to log in to each of the portals and change information on each of them separately. These actions can even be automated. The time saving ranges up to a few hours per week.
- Increase income
Using Channel Manager is the best way to increase your income. Adopt a dynamic pricing strategy and save time by updating room prices more often. You can also increase your online visibility by joining new OTA portals.
Work efficiency is one of the main benefits, which allows you to automate processes, thanks to which you avoid human factor errors. And so it will never happen to you that you sell a room at a lower price than you offer on your website.
If you are not using this tool yet, it is high time to implement it! In case of confusion and other questions regarding this service, you cancontact our colleague Ivana.