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SiteMinder
4.5 (1027 reviews)
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Hotel Tech Score is a composite ranking comprising of key signals such as: user satisfaction, review quantity, review recency, and vendor submitted information to help buyers better understand their products.
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Hoteliers voted SiteMinder as the #1 Channel Managers provider in the 2022 HotelTechAwards
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World's most powerful channel manager, managing rooms and rates on 450+ hotel booking channels, in real-time.
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Cloudbeds
4.5 (819 reviews)
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Hotel Tech Score is a composite ranking comprising of key signals such as: user satisfaction, review quantity, review recency, and vendor submitted information to help buyers better understand their products.
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Hoteliers voted Cloudbeds as the #2 Channel Managers provider in the 2022 HotelTechAwards
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More new channels. More new guests.
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RateGain
4.6 (346 reviews)
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Hotel Tech Score is a composite ranking comprising of key signals such as: user satisfaction, review quantity, review recency, and vendor submitted information to help buyers better understand their products.
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Hoteliers voted RateGain as the #3 Channel Managers provider in the 2022 HotelTechAwards
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Unlock New Revenue Opportunities Everyday with RezGain, an Enterprise Channel Manager
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Profitroom
4.7 (218 reviews)
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Hotel Tech Score is a composite ranking comprising of key signals such as: user satisfaction, review quantity, review recency, and vendor submitted information to help buyers better understand their products.
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It's all about omni-channel distribution now
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eRevMax
4.5 (78 reviews)
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Hotel Tech Score is a composite ranking comprising of key signals such as: user satisfaction, review quantity, review recency, and vendor submitted information to help buyers better understand their products.
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Trusted by 9000+ hotels globally. 2-way connectivity with 450+ OTAs, GDS, Metasearch, BEs & Wholesalers.
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innRoad
4.6 (67 reviews)
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Hotel Tech Score is a composite ranking comprising of key signals such as: user satisfaction, review quantity, review recency, and vendor submitted information to help buyers better understand their products.
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Increase Occupancy And Eliminate Over-Bookings With innRoad's Channel Manager
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SmartHOTEL
4.4 (82 reviews)
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Hotel Tech Score is a composite ranking comprising of key signals such as: user satisfaction, review quantity, review recency, and vendor submitted information to help buyers better understand their products.
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Increase your hotel revenue, online bookings and avoid overbookings with real-time, automated 2-way online distribution.
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HotelRunner
4.7 (75 reviews)
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Hotel Tech Score is a composite ranking comprising of key signals such as: user satisfaction, review quantity, review recency, and vendor submitted information to help buyers better understand their products.
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Travel Technology, Marketplace, Digital Marketing, and Online Sales
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Vertical Booking
4.5 (37 reviews)
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Software used to manage the prices and availability of hotel rooms that appear on the various distribution channels
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InnQuest
4.1 (16 reviews)
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A powerful hotel channel manager to help make sure your hotel stays full.
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ThinkReservations
4.9 (74 reviews)
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eviivo
4.0 (42 reviews)
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RoomRaccoon
4.9 (465 reviews)
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Hotel Tech Score is a composite ranking comprising of key signals such as: user satisfaction, review quantity, review recency, and vendor submitted information to help buyers better understand their products.
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Hoteliers voted RoomRaccoon as the #2 Hotel Management Software provider in the 2022 HotelTechAwards
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OVERVIEW
What is Channel Managers
Are you looking for a new channel manager for your hotel to help you keep your rates in sync, expand to hundreds of new distribution channels and maximize your occupancy? Then you'll probably want to add a channel manager to your tech stack. Not only will your channel manager help you find new demand to fill your rooms but it will also help you gain deeper insights into which channels and market segments perform best for your hotel helping you optimize for peak times and low seasons.
Finding the right Channel Managers solution for your hotel depends on several variables ranging from user experience and pricing to functionality and support. This guide is designed to help you identify the best Channel Managers vendors, questions to ask on demos, read unbiased reviews from similar hoteliers and so much more. (including our 2022 Channel Managers Guide)
BENEFITS
How can a channel manager improve profitability and efficiency?

A hotel channel manager is a technology that allows hotels to expand reach and visibility online by listing across multiple hotel booking sites, as well as more easily manage its rates, availability, and reservations. With a channel manager, hotels can access hundreds of online distribution channels and connect to as many as they like at the same time. Hotels can list all of their rooms and availability on all online channels from OTAs (online travel agencies) like Expedia and Booking.com, GDS and even vacation rental booking channels like AirBnB and Homeaway.  A channel manager will update these automatically and in real-time when a booking is made, thanks to a pooled inventory model. This allows the hotel to maximize occupancy and reservations with minimal risk of being overbooked.  Channel managers have an indirect benefit of helping you improve metasearch ad performance (e.g. TripAdvisor) by ensuring that you can spend on advertising without double booking across channels.

  • Increase occupancy: Hotels can list on multiple channels at once which is an opportunity to broaden their reach across business, domestic and international travelers and increase the chance of being booked. 
  • Stay in control and save time: Rooms listings and availability are automatically updated on direct and indirect sales channels. Hotels can leverage yield management to maximize occupancy rates and reduce over bookings. 
  • Maximize profits: Reputable channel manager technology can be integrated with a hotel’s booking engine, which promotes direct bookings. This ensures the hotel is kept at the forefront of the guest acquisition strategy and customer acquisition costs are kept under control. Rate automation and rules can maintain the pricing strategy with little effort in real-time.
  • Increased total reservations and revenue: With more visibility on more channels, the hotel should attract more reservations than ever before. Even a small increase in occupancy rate from the channel manager should have a very positive effect on monthly and annual revenue. Results will vary according to occupancy rate and average daily rate of the hotel. 
  • Growth in occupancy rate: It depends on the size of the property and the amount of connected channels. An increase of 10% or more is very achievable. 
  • Drives more profits: By setting direct pricing rules in the channel manager, hotels ensure direct bookings always offer the best value. Other approaches to improve profits include stop-selling rooms and packages, setting a minimum number of days per stay, or creating discounted rates.
FEATURES
What are the most important features of a channel manager?
  • Supports your existing booking sites and has a large network: Hoteliers will want to make sure their preferred channels are supported by the channel manager they plan to invest in. Additionally, it’s important the hotel has the opportunity to connect with many new booking sites, in new markets, to grow business and revenue. It’s important the hotel can have the opportunity to connect with many new booking sites, in new markets, to grow business and revenue. 
  • Deep system integrations: The channel manager should be able to integrate with existing systems such as the PMS, RMS, and CRS, and ensure seamless, two-way reservation delivery. 
  • Simple and effective reporting: To manage revenue properly, the channel manager needs to provide the hotelier with a clear view on channel performance for as many channels as the hotel is connected to. 
  • Pooled inventory: It’s vital that the channel manager operates on a pooled inventory model, to minimize overbooking and maximize the room sales. 
  • Real-time channel management: Manage room inventory, availability and rate plans across all channels through a simple user interface, in real-time.
PRICING
What is the typical pricing for a channel manager?

For channel manager and property management system integration, a fee of $199 is incurred during setup. Monthly fees can be as low as $59 for small properties (1-5 rooms). Prices then rise as room numbers increase. The maximum price is $669 per month for a property of 751+ rooms. Popular channel managers like SiteMinder and myallocator (Cloudbeds) start around $75 per month and are extremely affordable.  Channel management providers often bundle services like a booking engine or hotel website which can increase cost.

IMPLEMENTATION
What does the typical implementation timeline and process look like to go live?

Most channel managers can be quickly integrated in 1-2 weeks.  There are five key steps to run through on the path to beginning a channel manager demo account. These include an introduction, group training, setup, private follow-up, and set live. Demo account trials typically last about 2-weeks where the hotelier can test out the full feature set and upon completion can immediately activate their subscription or choose not to invest at no further cost.

FAQs
Hoteliers Also Ask
PMS - The property management system is the central hub for hotel management so it’s crucial that data from the channel manager is being communicated back and forth. RMS - To accurately and effectively manage revenue and profits, the revenue management system and channel manager need to share data. CRS - Again, for seamless operations and a single view of property management, the channel manager needs to feed data to the central reservation system which then links with other systems.
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