Direct Connections to OTA, GDS, Negotiated Rates and Meta Search Channels

Online Distribution. More Connections, means more bookings.

Real-time visibility to over 20,000 travel websites and travel agent systems used by over 650,000 travel agents worldwide

Seamless two-way integration with automatic booking import and synchronized availability updates. 

Managed in your PMS with easy-to-use allocation and pricing tools giving you complete control and flexibility.

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.

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

Target specific markets  by connecting to specialized travel agents who serve niche travel markets such as, Agoda, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Jackrabbit and many more.

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.

Offer discounted rates to target markets with Negotiated Rates: AAA, AARP, Military, Corporate and Government. Enroll in two major federal hotelier programs: Military rates and FedRooms.

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.

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

Hundreds of other OTAs we connect to are listed here.  

Pay per booking or unlimited subscription to fit your needs. Contact us to learn more.

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OTA (Online Travel Agency) Direct Connections

Seamless bookings, automatic availability and rate update. Setup & activation is quick and easy. 

BookingCenter offers direct connections to major OTA’s like Expedia and Booking.com and Niche OTAs, such as Agoda, Ctrip and Skyscanner, all with seamless integration of bookings and automatic updates of availability and rates.  Managed in your PMS with pricing and allocation tools for flexibility and pricing control.

  • Set up and activation is quick and easy.
  • Automatic integration of bookings (new/modifications/cancellations) and guest comments.
  • Manage images, descriptions and amenities to each channel in the OTA Extranet.
  • Easily add and remove room types and rates (merchant, net, package, and retail rates are all supported)

OTA Direct Connections

Bookingcom

OTA Summary: Global. Affliates Priceline.

Contract Needed: Requires an agreement with Booking.com 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.

ExpediaOTA 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

Orbitz

OTA Summary: Global. Affiliated with 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

OTA Summary: Global. Affiliated wtih Expedia.

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

Channel Connections - Niche OTA

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

TravelZooOTA 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 deOTA 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

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

JetsetterOTA 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

Easy Availability Maintenance – Maintain availability in PMS, Website, GDS, and OTA channels concurrent with your AirBnB listing.

Customizable – Build a separate marketing profile in AirBnB for each Room Type in BookingCenter.

 Learn more about the BookingCenter AirBnB Interface

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!

Learn more about the BookingCenter and TripAdvisor Partnership

Meta Search Engines

Connect to Meta Search Engines and increase your visibility!

Meta search websites are lead generation platforms that provide consumers the ability to comparison shop across multiple OTA’s and the supplier’s own internet booking engine. With Meta Connect your rates will prominently display alongside popular 3rd party commissionable channels and attract qualified leads to your property’s booking engine for direct commission-free bookings. 

Our experience has shown that meta search users are in the final stages of their travel planning process and ready to book. With Meta Connect, BookingCenter customers use SHS’ integrated end-to-end meta search management and reporting service to manage the budget and relationship with the meta search partner to ensure your property achieves optimal visibility on the top meta search sites boosting your booking engine activity, revenue generated, and share of commission-free bookings.  Learn more here.

TrivagoSummary:  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

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

Summary:  Global

Contract Needed: Requires an agreement with Oyster.

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

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

Get connected to the Global Distribution System (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 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

Negotiated Rates

Negotiated Rates

Sell targeted rates to specific markets with negotiated 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 Rates

Military rates and FedRooms

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

  • Military rates are simply special MIL rates that BookingCenter loads into the GDS systems and any military personnel – or agent booking on their behalf – can book the rate.
  • The FedRooms program is the system though which all federal hotel rooms are booked. Learn more

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 Programs

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