What is and what does a Channel Manager Do?
Let's say you are a B&B and you have 2 double rooms. The inventory in the Channel Management system is set to 2. This inventory gets exported to the booking channels (OT's )and your website.
Both your website and the booking channels (OTA's) can now sell 2 rooms. If you get a booking on your webssite, the system automatically reduces the inventory to 1 room and this information is instantly sent to the booking channels (OTA's).
It also works the the other way around. If you get another booking from a booking channel (OTA), this information gets sent to the Channel Management system and the inventory is reduced to 0 rooms. Now your rooms are fully booked and both your website and the booking channels will show no availability.
AVOID DOUBLE BOOKINGS!
Beds24 two-way XML connections with Online Travel Agents (OTA's) such as Booking.com, Expedia, Agoda, AirBnB, Laterooms, Hostelworld and many more leading OTAs export prices and inventory and import bookings instantly.
They also offer an Ical sync which updates all calendars that support the widely used Ical format, including Google calendar, outlook and many rental portals.
Connected distribution channels (OTAs)
Growing all the time.
'rezintel has no bias when it comes to channel management system, we have started with Beds24 as we found their system very flexible and offered great value to our customers, a similar connection and agreement is now underway with WuBook.
It is our long term aim to offer and partner with all the leading Channel Management Systems' such as Freetobook, Eviivo and Little Hotelier in each case we aim to add value by offering set up and support services'