Why do you need a Channel Manager for your Hostel?

Working with different online sales and distribution channels (OTAs) is a good option to create new sales opportunities in different markets at the same time, and increase the visibility of hostels online.  Every time a hostel signs up for a new OTA they can experience difficulty managing calendar inventory, rates, promotions and reservations from different extranets.  Using multiple booking agencies also means the possibility for overbookings.

The solution is the use of a Channel Manager to:

  • Manage different OTAs at the same time
  • Save a lot of time
  • More Visibility translates into  More Sales
  • Mistakes can be expensive. Avoid errors
  • Integrate with a Property Management System
  • Create different rules and scenarios for each channel
  • Manage all your reservations from one screen

HostelTraveler.com has partnered with MyAllocator to provide a world class channel management solution at an affordable price.  Read more about the Benefits of joining MyAllocator through HostelTraveler.


HostelTraveler.com Weighs In on Fair Practices for OTAs

HostelTraveler.com, operated by Instant World Booking, has reviewed the Sydney Declaration.  Following a meeting of a group of leading youth travel accommodation providers and associations at WYSTC 2013, a position statement was agreed upon regarding online distribution practices.

HostelTraveler.com represents a significant share of hosteling OTA volume worldwide, and is the only top 5 hostel OTA based in the United States. From that vantage point, HostelTraveler.com has a fairly unique view on the issues set forth.

For more information on the Sydney Declaration, see: Sydney Declaration

Based on our review, HostelTraveler.com supports the intent of the Sydney Declaration. In fact, we are pleased to disclose that at least 80% of the Declaration is already in force within HostelTraveler.com’s terms and conditions, and have been so since the inception of the company. The management of our company decries the practice of requiring rate or availability parity, and have never done so ourselves. Our principles are founded on the basis that flexible service to our hostel partners is the best way to serve the needs of the industry.

We congratulate the WYSE Travel Confederation on their work so far, and will continue to follow it’s progress.


IWB Channel Manager now connects to LateRooms.com

New Service Announcement: IWB Channel Manager now connects directly to LateRooms.com and 5 additional new sites, including HouseTrip, FlipKey, Ebab.com, Wimdu.com, and 9Flats. Connect to these services now for no additional cost.

IWB Channel Manager already connects to over 150 of the most popular booking sites. If you’re not already using this valuable service, you can immediately connect your calendar to sites like Booking.com, Expedia, HostelWorld, Orbitz, Travelocity, and many more. Many accommodations use these booking sites to increase profits. But, learning how to use multiple calendar interfaces can be a real hassle. Avoid the hassle, because you only need to update one calendar of availability.

If you haven’t tried IWB Channel Manager before, now is the time. The cost is only $14 per month. Eliminate many hours of work each week. If you already use a channel management service, now is the time to consider switching. Stop paying too much. Instant World Booking offers incredible savings and convenience.

Why sign up for Channel Manager today?

Less than $14 per month
Update your calendar on over 150 booking sites, plus the GDS, for one low price
Multiply your exposure with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, and many more
All major hostelling sites included, even HostelWorld.com
Save time by managing your calendar only once

Sign up today, and have all your calendars synchronized by tomorrow. You can purchase just one month at a time, so there’s nothing to lose by trying it. Just log into your profile and proceed to the Channel Manager page.

Questions?
More information?

For the perfect complement to IWB Channel Manager, try these other services (Hint: ask about our free demos):
IWB Booking engine
IWB Front Desk (property management system)


HostelTraveler.com’s Answer to HostelWorld’s contract revisions

HostelTraveler.com …

  • Still Free to join
  • Booking Engines for your website, guaranteed to beat any competitor price
  • PMS starting at $22
  • Channel Manager, with lowest cost in the industry (updates HW and the rest)

Get listed to get started: http://www.hosteltraveler.com/listings/add_property.php

 

Read about HostelWorld’s new contract in plain English:

http://www.hostelmanagement.com/forums/new-hw-contract-plain-english.html#comment-1026491


Update Booking.com, HostelWorld, HostelBookers, Expedia and more with every reservation

Would you like to automatically update sites like HostelWorld, HostelBookers, Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, and 150 others, every time you receive a reservation?

Now you can. IWB Channel Manager now offers this incredible capability. Don’t underestimate the power and value of this feature until you’ve tried it.

Here’s how it works:
Whenever you receive a booking on any channel or website (e.g., HostelWorld, Booking.com, Agoda, etc.), your availability calendar is immediately updated on all connected sites. Over 150 booking sites are available. Even update all your calendars when you receive a reservation from your own website (with IWB Booking engine). Imagine the savings you can achieve in both time and money.

Get started today with Channel Manager at prices as low as $14 per month. Get 4 months free when you sign up for a year. Just log into your profile and proceed to the Channel Manager page.

Get Started?
Questions?


Un Regalo di Capodanno – Più di 150 canali!

Un Regalo di Capodanno – Più di 150 canali!

IWB Channel Manager ha aggiunto nuovi canali di prenotazione. Ora è possibile caricare il tuo calendario di disponibilità di oltre 150 siti di distribuzione in una sola volta.

In precedenza, circa 30 canali di prenotazione erano disponibili per un costo mensile di circa €11 ($14). Questa era già una grande offerta. Ora, abbiamo aggiunto 5 volte il numero di canali di prenotazione, tutti allo stesso prezzo. Questo è un valore senza precedenti.

Iscriviti alla IWB Channel Manager ora.

Iniziare?
http://www.instantworldbooking.com/it.channel-manager.php
Domande?
info@instantworldbooking.com

Vantaggi di IWB Channel Manager (Canale gestione)

– Meno di €11 ($14) al mese
– Aggiorna il tuo calendario su più di 150 siti di prenotazione, più i GDS, per un prezzo basso
– Tutti i siti hostelling principali compresi, anche HostelWorld.com, Hostelbookers, ecc.
– Risparmia tempo e denaro con la gestione del calendario solo una volta
– Moltiplica la tua esposizione con i siti premium come Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, e molti altri

Se non hai provato IWB Channel Manager prima, ora è il momento.
Eliminare le ore e ore di lavoro ogni settimana. Se si utilizza già un servizio di gestione del canale, ora è il momento di prendere in considerazione il passaggio. Smettere di pagare troppo. Instant World Booking offre risparmio incredibile e convenienza.

Iscriviti oggi, e hanno tutti i calendari sincronizzati entro domani.
Non c’è niente da perdere a provare. Basta accedere al tuo profilo in InstantWorldBooking.com e procedere alla pagina di Gestione Canali.
http://www.instantworldbooking.com/it.work-with-us.php

Fai pubblicità ora?
http://www.instantworldbooking.com/listings/it.add_property.php

Ottenere più prenotazioni dal tuo sito web
http://www.instantworldbooking.com/it.booking-engine.php

Prendi un nuovo Motore di Prenotazione per il tuo sito. Gestione calendario una volta sul vostro sito web e tutti i tuoi siti di prenotazione esterni.
http://www.instantworldbooking.com/it.booking-engine.php

Instant World Booking ha il prezzo più basso garantito. Non ci sono eccezioni. Abbiamo anche più opzioni di maggior parte dei dei fornitori di servizi.

Basta contattarci per un preventivo personalizzato. Se non siamo in grado di ridurre i costi correnti, per ottenere il nostro motore di prenotazione gratuito per un anno.

Questa offerta è un virtuale “game-changer”! Scegliere un piano con o senza depositi della clientela. Personalizza i tuoi pagamenti.

Instant World Booking offre più servizi e opzioni di pagamento rispetto a qualsiasi altro fornitore. Inizia subito! Non c’è alcun obbligo.

Crea il tuo motore di prenotazione ora?
http://www.instantworldbooking.com/it.booking-engine.php

Domande?
info@instantworldbooking.com

Inserisci il tuo Hotel, B&B o ostello per iniziare subito http://www.instantworldbooking.com/listings/it.add_property.php

Soluzioni Complete di Alloggi: Software di Ricezione – Motore di Prenotazione – Pagamenti – Gestione del Canale. Ottieni di cui per iniziare.

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Killer App for Channel Management

Manage your calendar just once, yet update dozens of booking sites at once. Save hours and even days each month managing calendars on multiple booking sites.

IWB Channel Manager is pure and simply a killer app.  The advantages speak for themselves.  Read more below.

Wikipedia definition: a killer app is any computer program that is so necessary or desirable that it proves the core value of some larger technology.  A killer app can substantially increase sales of the platform on which it runs.

Advantages:
– Less than $14 per month
– Dozens of booking channels included in one low price
– Over 500 premium IDS/GDS booking sites also available
– Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Priceline, and many more
– All major hostelling sites included, including HostelWorld.com
– Save time by managing your calendar only once

 Questions?

For less than $14 per month, there’s nothing to lose.

At a price this low, advanced channel management is now available to all types of accommodations.  IWB Channel Manager is excellent for hotels, hostels, and B&Bs alike, regardless of size.  Since there are no long term commitments, purchase as many months of service as you want.  Or buy just one month and try it out.  Once you experience the convenience and time-savings of IWB Channel Manager, you’ll never go back to managing separate calendars again.

Which sites can I send my calendar to?

Already included in one low price are many of the most popular distribution channels.  All of the main hostelling sites are included (yes, even sites like HostelWorld.com and Hostelbookers.com).  You might pay this much elsewhere for just 2 or 3 channels.  And, B&B’s will be happy to know that some specialty bed & breakfast sites are also included.  But don’t stop here, read below to learn how to publish your calendar to more than 500 additional channels (premium sites and GDS/IDS channels like Booking.com, Expedia.com, Hotels.com, etc.).  The following channels are already included with your membership, and we’re adding new ones all the time:

 
  • Agoda
  • ApartmentsZadar.com
  • BBPlanet.com
  • BBPlanet.it
  • BestLondonHostels.com
  • BudgetPlaces
  • Bug.co.uk
  • EasyToBook
  • Escapio
  • Gomio
  • HIHostels
  • Hostelbookers
  • HostelMania.com
  • HostelsClub
  • HostelTimes
  • HostelTraveler (IWB’s 100+ sites)
  • HostelWorld
  • Hostelz.com
  • Hotel.de
  • Hotel.info
  • HotelAdvisor
  • HotelClub.com
  • Inbed.me
  • LetMeGo.com
  • Localo.com
  • MaxBooking
  • RatesToGo.com
  • RealBedAndBreakfasts.com
  • RealVacationRentals.com
  • TheRealHostels.com
  • TheRealHotels.com

What about sites like Booking.com, Expedia.com, and Hotels.com?

Yes, optional connectivity to premium sites like Booking.com, Expedia.com, Hotels.com, etc. is available for an additional cost.  With over 500 premium IDS/GDS booking sites at your fingertips, IWB Channel Manager gives you unprecedented distribution capability.

How frequently can I update my calendar?

You can update your calendar on an unlimited, real-time basis. Channel Manager will update all your external channels instantaneously when you change your calendar on Instant World Booking.

How to get started?

Get started today.  A free Instant World Booking membership is required to access IWB Channel Manager.  Don’t have a free listing yet?   Add Your Property

If you’re already an Instant World Booking member, just log in to your profile and go to “Channel Manager”.  Join now, and start managing your calendar on multiple booking channels within 24 hours.

Questions?

Learn about other ways to work with Instant World Booking:

Work With Us

How about a new Booking Engine for your website?

We offer the lowest cost available for a full-featured Booking Engine for accommodation websites. We also offer many features that other services (like HostelWorld, BedandBreakfast.com, Rezovation, etc.) can’t offer, such as the ability to collect any deposit amount from your guests. Additionally, your Booking Engine comes with Full Cancellation and No-Show Protection. Switching to Instant World Booking now can save you a lot of money. With a free demo and no obligation, you can’t lose. Check out comparisons and more features at:

Booking Engines

How about a fully-functional demo of a new property management system?

IWBFrontDesk.com is Instant World Booking’s new property management system (PMS), designed to satisfy your front desk needs in many ways not previously available to accommodation managers. And, at savings of 30% to 75%+ versus many of the most popular PMS providers, you can’t afford not to try it. For complete details, pricing, and to get started with your free trial, please go to:

IWBFrontDesk

For information about payments services, see:

IWB Payments Services

Don’t have a free listing yet?

Add Your Property


A New Year’s Gift – IWB Channel Manager

We have a New Year’s gift for you. We now offer channel management to our members.

This means you only have to manage your calendar once, and you can update all your booking sites. The advantage is incredible time savings and convenience. Eliminate many hours of work each month in managing calendars on multiple websites.

Even more incredible are the savings. HostelTraveler.com (Instant World Booking) is well known for providing services at a cost much cheaper than the competition. In fact, we are the first hostelling site, yes first, to offer channel management that updates all the other hostelling sites (including HostelWorld, HostelBookers.com, etc.), in an end-to-end solution, including a property management system. For less than $ 14 per month, submit your calendar to dozens of booking sites. At a price this low, there’s nothing to lose. Try it today.

Want to learn more about getting started? It’s easy. Just log in to your profile at our website. Then proceed to the Channel Manager page.

Manage your calendar on HostelWorld, HostelBookers.com, HostelsClub, HostelTraveler (IWB), Gomio, HIHostels, HostelTimes, and the rest, all from one interface. All hostelling sites are included in our base price. What about major sites like Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Priceline, and others? Yes, you can publish for bookings on these sites as well. In fact, Channel Manager enables you to submit your property and availability to more than 500 booking sites, including the Global Distribution System (GDS).

Don’t waste time with multiple calendars on multiple websites. Save money and get the exposure you really need. Log in at our website and sign up today.

To get started, simply log into your accommodation profile at our website.  Then proceed to the Channel Manager page.  If you’re not yet listed with HostelTraveler.com, list for free at:

http://www.hosteltraveler.com/listings/add_property.php

 


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IWBFrontDesk.com offers all the features you need from a Property Management System (PMS). Suitable for Hostels, Backpackers, Small Hotels and Inns, and more.  Within minutes, you could be saving from 30% to 75% versus your current provider. Why not start increasing your profits today.

Engineered as an alternative to products like RezOvation ®, Webervations ®, SuperInn, Resnexus ®, Hostel Power, HostelMate, etc., IWBFrontDesk has one major advantage: Savings of 30% to 75% or more over competing services. With prices so low, you can’t afford not to try it.

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