With more and more people booking and researching their stays online hotels must have a system in place to allow guests to easily book online. Whilst Online Travel Agencies (OTA’s) allow your travel accommodation to reach larger audiences, each reservation made via an OTA requires a commission fee, which can soon add up in the long term.
What is a booking engine?
An online booking engine will allow your customers to book directly on your website securely, view rates and availability in real-time, select their chosen arrival and departure dates and finalise a reservation. If your PMS is integrated with your booking engine, this data is sent to your PMS, so you can easily manage and access your bookings.
The benefits of using a booking engine
There are many benefits to using a booking engine on your website which include:
- Simplify administrative tasks
- Increase bookings
- 24/7 bookings
- Make a great first impressions
- Collect valuable data about your guests
- Commission free
- Have flexibility on the type of promotions you offer
The acomos™ PMS includes our in-house booking engine, StayBooked™. The easy-to-use system displays your rooms and rates in real-time, ready for customers to make a booking on desktop, tablet or phone. Once a reservation has been made the guest will receive an automated confirmation email and so will your front desk.
StayBooked™ works in unison with the acomos™ PMS , so when you receive a commission-free booking, your inventory levels will be automatically updated on your PMS. Your StayBooked™ website is fully customisable as you can personalise your booking engine by choosing which rates are displayed, easily change room images and descriptions, add any in room amenities and hotel facilities.
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