Monthly Archives: May 2013
HostelBookers.com integrates new API with multiple channel managers
HostelBookers, the budget accommodation specialist, has seen multiple integrations to its new API in the last few months. Up to twenty channel managers are being integrated in the lead up to the peak EU summer season. This is set to give HostelBookers greater access to a variety of properties that use channel managers for two-way XML.
Product Manager at HostelBookers, Ryan Bennett, states, “It is exciting that we are finally able to offer our API. A two-way XML connection is the preferred choice for many properties and potential new partners. The fact that we can enhance our product offering on many levels is hugely appealing to us and in the long term, extremely beneficial to our customers.”
Channel managers that have been successfully integrated to HostelBookers this year include ASSD, Availpro, BBliverate, EZ Site Controller, GrowingStones, HostelSystem, Hotel-Spider, MaxiMojo Mantras and myallocator. Many established and respected software providers are in final testing stages.
ASSD have worked with HostelBookers for years through alternate measures. Claudia Stolz, of ASSD, says of their official integration, “HostelBookers is a valuable and important partner within our channel management business. The collaboration between Hostelbookers and ASSD Hotel and Hostel Software has been excellent. We look forward to continuing our good and successful cooperation with HostelBookers.”
Availpro – a new partner of HostelBookers, looks set to reap a mutually beneficial relationship. European Marketing & Communication Manager, Manuela Joulageix, says: “We are pleased to offer Hostelbookers as a new IDS for our customers. This reinforces our Availpro strategy – helping hoteliers getting more visibility and having new opportunities to develop their business online.”
U Hostels Madrid – photos
BEST Party Hostel in EU!
Just launched over here at HostelBookers is our latest campaign…Time to find the ‘best party hostel’ in Europe!
There are nine property entrants from eight key EU cities. Properties include:
PLUS Florence, One80 Berlin, Generator Dublin, The Dictionary London, Clink78 London, ‘fusion prague’, U Hostels Madrid, The Yellow Rome and St. Christophers Barcelona.
Each property has pitched their individual party proposal. By utilising their own social media, press and vote canvassing strategies, the winners will get 5K to blow on a huge bash and be crowned the ultimate party hostel!
Can’t wait to see who wins next month… we announce the property winner mid June. Even our customers get a chance at winning, if their property (voted for) wins. Imagine you and three mates getting free accommodation at the winning property, being part of the planned party, having flights paid for, spending money and a few days to explore the city?! Cool huh 🙂
For full details, check out the HostelBookers landing page here:
Get voting for your chance to win… Good luck!