Since the start of 2013, HostelBookers.com has had an API to support properties using channel managers.
More and more properties are using a channel manager software – mostly to assist in updating rates and inventory across the multiple OTA sites they work with.
While large hotel and hostel chains have worked this way for years, all types and sizes of accommodation providers are now finding the benefits of having this additional online support. With more channel manager choice than ever, it is easy to source and partner with whoever will compliment your business and wallet the best!
Following is a list of the twenty channel managers that HostelBookers.com recognises and works with today. They are based on official and approved 2 way XML integrations (not screen-scrape).
Listed in alphabetical order:
- Charts (Online Systems)
- EZ Site Controller (Global Network)
- Gestione Albergo
- Hotel-Spider (Tourisoft)
- Maxi Mojo Mantras
- Mini Hotel PMS
- Parity Rate
- Rate Tiger (eRevMax)
- Seekom (iBex)
- Yield Planet
Many more integrations are scheduled this year with well-known channel manager providers, so be sure to check in with them if not featured above. Happy hunting!
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.”