Manage multiple properties with this powerful and easy-to-use management interface
BookingCenter offers an exciting business and community model around local travel networks, called the Local Distribution System© (LDS), it enables an entreprenuer to create a model similar to the Global Distribution Systems (GDS), the first and most successful e-commerce business model. Today’s travel marketplace is increasingly reliant on the Internet and e-business.
Built from over 15 years developing and supporting property management and central reservation services, BookingCenter’s tools and processes are time-tested and secure. A growing number of visitor centers, internet travel portals, and associations are installing BookingCenter to increase accommodation and tour bookings for their members. Our tools manage the day–to–day operations while distributing control and earning revenues through the Global Distribution System.
Get more details on the Local Distribution System© (LDS)
Those who manage this distribution channel maximize their return from the network. BookingCenter Partners can:
- Create local travel networks that reward and inspire participation.
- Incentivize Agents and Resellers to promote the network.
- Develop deep and profitable relationships within the network.
- Earn ongoing revenue through relationships – locally and globally.
- Invest in a proven, sustainable business model.
The Local Distribution System Business Model
LDS Partners create revenue in numerous ways:
- Fees From Bookings.
Bookings made from an LDS portal)s) and website(s) are charged a negotiated commission, fee, or subscription. BookingCenter shares in the fees with the LDS Partner, with the percentage depending upon who collects the commissions and from what network the booking was transacted.
- Commissions From Software Sales.
The LDS Partner receives volume pricing for BookingCenter software licenses. Individual properties can manage directly the automatic updating of rates and availability – or the LDS reservation manager can do so for them via our software, web forms, telephone, fax, or email. Regardless, each property in the network becomes a unique BookingCenter ‘Site’ and can upgrade at any time to a desktop or browser-based management system. For details on the software products, click here.
- Sign-up and Hosting Fees for the Booking Service.
Each property in the LDS network can provide real-time bookings direct from their website as well as the Partner’s and Global Booking Network. Many LDS Partners charge hosting and sign-up fees to properties for the setup and maintenance of this real-time service.
- Recurring Service Fees.
Each property in the Network has the ability to use Point-of-Sale technology to transact their online bookings, packages, or local credit/debit card transactions; telecommunications services such as Call Accounting; Internet Backups assuring 24 x disaster recovery. LDS Partners receive these recurring revenues.
If you are interested in partnering with BookingCenter to create a Local Distribution System of your own, please contact us.
Here are a few current customers of the BookingCenter Local Distribution System that you may be interested in viewing as examples:
|Co-branded Partner||Customized Partner||Association Partner|
|Company: Web Reservations||Company: EnterTahoe||Company: St. Lucia & CaribGuide.com|
|Market: Eastern Australia||Market: Lake Tahoe, Northern California||Market: Saint Lucia, Eastern Caribbean|
Develops travel portals under the Australian Holiday Guides brand; provides hotel chains and tourist authorities with booking, packaging, and management tools; distributes properties globally and via Australia agents & websites; advocates smart community travel models.
Leverage years of experience as a property management company with holdings in the Tahoe area and support competing businesses to improve the referral networking.
Aggregate independent lodging properties in the Caribbean to improve the practices and efficiencies of these tourism economies; build a consumer and travel agent travel brand.