Securing online reservations for hotels is a complicated process.
It must take into consideration various currencies, languages, locations, taxes, pre-existing financial arrangements, pre-sold inventory, various inventory distributors, and more. Getting an online booking engine set-up so that hoteliers can accept direct bookings has traditionally been a laborious process. Many providers charge a commission for each reservation made through the engine, further reducing the hotel’s revenue.
Understanding how online hotel booking engines work can help hoteliers make informed decisions when choosing an internet booking engine to work with.