There has been a lot of talk about Channel Manager and GDS in regard to vacation rentals lately, anyway many people are not sure what all this is about.
Everything started in the 50ies with the GDS systems (Global Distribution Systems) which are still used to manage reservations for flights, hotels, cars, trains etc.. The GDS controlled by important international groups have been laying down the laws about reservations and data exchange for 50 years.
In the last few years the issue of on-line bookings has become real also as far as "Vacation Rentals" were concerned, and unlike of what happened in the past with GDS no universal standard has been defined, and the main operators have begun to create each their own communication standard.
In order to be advertized on the main portals dedicated to rentals today, you are required to add your properties, and to constantly update their availability and prices.
It is easy to understand that if you wish to promote your property on several channels, you need a tool which makes this job easier.
The VRBookings Channel Manager has been designed to help in this job, providing connection to the main portals dedicated to vacation rentals, and allowing you to synchronize in real time your actions with the portals managing the 90% of the bookings in the world.
By using the VRBookings Channel Manager, you will allow your property to be constantly updated on the main portals!
Manage all of your sales channels with a single software!
|Agency / Portal Name||1/2 Way||Availability||Prices||Property Data||Instant Booking||E-mail Inquiry|
|Top Rural||2 Way|
|Owners Direct||2 Way|
This list is being constantly updated, and for each channel an agreement with the portal involved will have to be made beforehand.
VRBookings only provides the link to update the data, which is diffrent from portal to portal.
* The "2 way" mode implies the update of the calendar from VRBookings to the portal, and the reception of the bookings and/or the info requests.
The "1 way" mode implies the update of the calendar from VRBookings to the portal, but not the receptions of the bookings.