OTA Direct Connections, GDS, Negotiated Rates, Meta Search


OTA Connections

Seamless two-way integration with thousands of online channels. 

Automatic booking import and synchronized rate and availability updates to your PMS

Make selling and managing online bookings easy with a BookingCenter Property Management System. As a BookingCenter customer, you have access to the world’s largest online distribution networks (Sabre, Worldspan) and OTA’s like Booking.com, Expedia, Agoda, Asia Rooms, Jetsetter and more. 

With our wide selection of online distribution connections and program get real-time visibility to over 20,000 travel websites and travel agent systems used by over 650,000 travel agents worldwide

Rates and Availability are all managed in your PMS with easy-to-use allocation and pricing tools giving you complete control and flexibility.

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Online Distribution. More Connections, means more bookings.

We offer a wide selection of Direct Connections, GDS, Channel connections and programs.

OTA Direct Connections

Our OTA Direct Connections give you seamless connection to sites like Booking.com and Expedia with Extranet control.

Channel Connections (Niche OTA’s)

Target Specific Markets with connections to Google, Trip Advisor, Airbnb.  Expand your your booking reach by connecting to specialized travel agents who serve niche travel markets such as Agoda, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Jackrabbit and much more.

Negotiated Rates

Discounted rates to target markets with Negotiated Rates

Market to AAA, AARP, Military, Corporate and Government travelers with Negotiated Rates

GDS Distribution

Access to thousands of travel agents worldwide.  GDS Distribution gives you exposure to over 800,000 travel agents globally and thousands of corporate, government, and institutional travelers.

Meta Search

Increase visibility with Meta Search. Meta Search sites, such as Trivago, allow users to search for hotels based not only on name, but also on factors like location, price, and property type.

Consortia Programs

Leverage Marketing opportunities with Consortia Programs. Participation in Consortia Programs enables targeted rates to specific markets through thousands of travel agents worldwide. 

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OTA (Online Travel Agency) Direct Connections

Seamless booking import, automatic availability and rate update. Set up and activation and quick and easy. 

BookingCenter offers direct connections to Expedia and Booking.com with seamless integration of bookings and automatic updates of availability and rates.  All managed in your PMS with pricing and allocation tools for flexibility and control to multiple online channels.

Why sign up for a Direct Connection?

  • Set up and activation and quick and easy. 
  • Automatic integration of bookings to your BookingCenter PMS.
  • Manage images, descriptions and amenities to each channel in the Extranets.
  • Easily add and remove room types.

Do you already have a Booking.com or Expedia Account?  Are you managing availability and rates through the Extranet and manually entering the bookings into your PMS? Save time and effort by integrating bookings directly into your BookingCenter MyPMS software. Connecting your account to BookingCenter MyPMS is easy! 

Set up and activation and quick and easy whether you already have an account with Expedia and Booking.com or are just getting started. For easy step-by-step instructions see Booking.com Direct Connection and Expedia Direct Connection.

Booking.comExpediaOrbitzPricelineHotels.comTravelocity
Booking.com

OTA Summary: Global. Affliates Priceline.

Contract Needed: Requires an agreement with Booking.com Learn how to sign up

Connectivity: Direct

OTA Summary: Global. Affiliates Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity.com, Orbitz.com, venere.com, trivago.com and wotif.com.

Contract Needed: Requires an account with Expedia. Learn how to sign up

Connectivity: Direct

OTA Summary: Global. Affiliated with Expedia.

Contract Needed: Requires an agreement with Expedia.  Learn how to sign up

Connectivity:  Direct

OTA Summary: Global. Affiliated with Expedia.

Contract Needed: Requires an agreement with Priceline.  Learn how to sign up

Connectivity:  Worldspan or Booking;com Direct.

OTA Summary: Global. Affiliated wtih Expedia.

Contract Needed: Requires an agreement with Expedia .Learn how to sign up

Connectivity:  Direct

travelocity

OTA Summary: Global. Affiliated wtih Expedia.

Contract Needed: Requires an agreement with Expedia.Learn how to sign up

Connectivity:  Direct

We offer per booking and subscription pricing to fit your needs. Contact us to learn more.

Channel Connections

Connect to specialized travel agents who serve niche travel markets.

 

Airbnb Connection

Sell rooms on Airbnb. As a BookingCenter customer you can connect MyPMS and send availability to airbnb.  

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BookingCenter’s AirBnB Interface

TripConnect and Review Express

As a Certified TripAdvisor partner, we provide real-time availability and booking capability through TripConnect and Review Express.

See how signing up can benefit your property! 

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BookingCenter and TripAdvisor Partnership

Niche OTA Connections

AgodaMr. & Mrs. SmithTravelzooHotels.deRoom KeyJettsetterCtrip

OTA Summary:  Worldwide, particularly in Asia Pacific. 5000 Affiliates including Bangkok  and China Airlines, etc.  U.S. and Europe negotiated per OTA.

Contract Needed:  Requires an agreement with Agoda

Connectivity:  Direct

OTA Summary: Global – Boutique Style Hotels

Contract Needed: Requires an agreement with Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

Connectivity:  Direct

TravelZoo

OTA Summary: Distributing Global hotels with a focus on U.S. and U.K. (hotels are handpicked by Travelzoo) to Global consumers.

Contract Needed: Requires an agreement with Travelzoo.

Connectivity:  Direct

hotel de

OTA Summary: Affiliates such as, Opodo, BAHN DE, AMEX Holidayinsider, Check 24, Holidaycheck, etc. Distributing hotels worldwide to Global consumers (hotel.de for German market and hotel.info for international market).

Contract Needed: Requires an agreement with Hotels.de

Connectivity:  Direct

RoomKey

OTA Summary: Global

Contract Needed: Requires separate agreement with Room Key or Sabre Hospitality Solutions.

Connectivity:  Direct

Jetsetter

OTA Summary: Various raJetsetter.co.uk, ASW.com, etc.  Distributing hotels in U.S. and Europe.tes negotiated per OTA

Contract Needed: Requires an agreement with  Jetsetter

Connectivity:  Direct

OTA Summary:  Ctrip is aleading travelbrand in China whose hotel reservation network includes 1,000,000 hotels in 200 countries and territories around the world.

Contract Needed: Requires an agreement with Ctrip.

Connectivity:  Direct

 

 
Get connected with GDS

GDS

Real-time visibility to over 20,000 travel websites

and travel agent systems used by over 650,000

travel agents worldwide

The Global Distribution System (GDS) is the easiest way to sell your rooms online

The Global Distribution System (GDS) is an international system used by travel agents and online travel agencies (OTA) to make online bookings. They include brands such as Sabre, WorldSpan, Amadeus, Apollo, and Galileo/TravelPort.

Increased visibility = Increased sales

GDS gives your property global visibility.   When combined with ‘meta-search’ services such as Google, Kayak, Oyster, TripAdvisor, Trivago, Wego; ‘bed banks’ like HotelBeds, Tourico, and TravelZoo and consumer networks such as, YellowPages.com, Verizon SuperPages, and TourWorld – your property gains maximum online exposure. See a list of partner sites 

Room and Rate Allocation

Our Channel Manager allocates rooms to distribution partners and reserve others for your walk-ins, website or partner agents. Strategically price your rooms with real–time yielded rates — higher or lower than the rates at your property or on your website. Learn about BookingCenter’s powerful allocation and pricing features.

Corporate, Direct and Negotiated Rates

The travel industry is full of corporations and travel agencies who only book at properties that provide direct, negotiated rates. BookingCenter provides these negotiated rates via your website, through our Local Distribution Systems, and via the GDS systems. Learn more

Meta Search Engines

Connect with Meta Search Engines and increase your visibility!

Meta Search Engines Hotel Search

Meta Search sites allow users to search for hotels based not only on name, but also on factors like location, price, property type, and chain while also cross-referencing with TripAdvisor review types.

For advanced marketing strategies, ask us how to leverage meta-search services such as Google, Kayak, Oyster, TripAdvisor, Trivago, and Wego.

Contact Us to learn about Meta Search options

Sign up with BookingCenter GDS and get access to these Meta Search Engines

GoogleKayakTripAdvisorTrivagoOyster.comSkyscannerLooking for BookingWego
Google

 

Summary: Global: More than 120 affiliate websites, such as AOL.com and LonelyPlanet.com

Contract Needed:: Unlike other meta search websites, the hotel does not need to subscribe to GDS.

Connectivity: Direct

Kayak

Summary: Global: More than 120 affiliate websites, such as AOL.com and LonelyPlanet.com

Contract Needed: Requires agreement with Kayak.

Connectivity: Direct

TripAdvisor

 

Summary:  Global

Contract Needed: Requires an agreement with TripAdvisor.

Connectivity: Direct

Trivago

Summary:  Global: More than 50 travel websites worldwide

Contract Needed: Requires agreement with Trivago. Hotel must subscribe to Sabre Hospitality Solutions’ booking engine (Guest Connect, Standard, Advanced, API).

Connectivity: Direct

Summary:  Global

Contract Needed: Requires an agreement with Oyster.

Connectivity: Direct

Skyscanner

 

Summary: Global

Contract Needed: Requires an agreement with Skyscanner.

Connectivity: Direct

 

Summary: Multiple travel websites throughout Europe

Contract Needed: Requires agreement with Looking for Booking. Hotel must subscribe to Sabre Hospitality Solutions’ booking engine (Guest Connect, Standard, Advanced, API).

Connectivity: Direct

Wego

Summary:  Global: Over 250 travel websites such as Yahoo SEA, eBay SEA, ninemsn.com.au, Detik.com, and many others.

Contract Needed: Requires agreement with Wego.

Connectivity: Direct


Negotiated Rates

BookingCenter Negotiated RatesSell targeted rates to specific markets with negotiated and corporate rates including AAA, AARP, Government and Military.

The travel industry is full of corporate and governmental employees and travel agencies who can only book at properties providing direct, negotiated rates. BookingCenter manages these ‘negotiated rate’ programs via your website, our Local Distribution Systems, and via the GDS and Pegasus systems, making it easy to set specific rates and the percentage (%) of rooms you want to sell to the specific online Agent.

Learn how to market your property with negotiated and corporate rates”

Offer specific rates to unique agent channels with negotiated rates.

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Enroll in two major federal hotelier programs: Military rates and FedRooms

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Consortia Programs

BookingCenter Consortia Programs

BookingCenter offers global consortia programs via the Lanyon RFP tool. Perfect for niche, group, and reward travel customers.

According to HEDNA a consortia is a “rate negotiated between a hotel company and a travel agency group. Viewership of these rates in the GDS by a TA 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, Consortia’s have become a major player in the travel industry.

Consortias are a conglomerate of travel agency members that have joined an organization to increase marketing to their customers by offering competitive rates at hotels worldwide.  They are usually found using one global name (ABC Corporate Services), or continuing to keep their name, but using the relationship and tools of the program that they are members of.

Each program has a list of requirements and fees to participate, but the standard requirements include:

  • A minimum of 10% off the lowest single published rate (Rack or Corporate)
  • Rate Parity
  • Last room availability guarantee
  • 10% commission to the Agent
  • All rates quoted are to be guaranteed for the entire year starting from Jan 1 – Dec 31, unless otherwise noted.

Get more details on Consortia Program