What is a Channel Manager? How Do You Choose the Right One?
By Hotel Tech Report
Last updated May 18, 2022
4 min read
What is a Channel Manager?
Real-Time Connectivity and Pooled Inventory
“If you’re a hotel looking to attract Chinese travelers, for example, you will want access to the booking channels that Chinese travelers use most, like Ctrip or Fliggy. The makeup of travelers is constantly evolving, so gaining access to these more niche channels, as well as the top global ones, will allow you to broaden your distribution strategy and attract new types of guests.”
SiteMinder director of product Gregor Vogel, in TravelDaily
Training, Support, and Implementation
Deep Integrations with Pricing Rules
“The ability for distribution technology to seamlessly manage and sync content can save property’s time and, more importantly, drive reservations.”
Cloudbeds director of global partnerships Sebastien Leitner
Intuitive, Easy-to-Understand Reporting
Choosing the Best Channel Manager for Your Hotel
How many channels are you connected to?
Are you connected to the most important channels for my hotel?
How many channels, room types per channel, and days can my hotel manage simultaneously?
How far out can you manage availability?
What reports will you provide me? Will you show me which channels deliver the most bookings and which provide the most revenue?
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