Technology has evolved to a level where there are multiple channels available today to promote the hotel rooms. Unlike earlier days, hoteliers don’t have to worry about their rooms being unsold or overbooked. Most hotels either use an outdated system or legacy system wherein the rates have to be manually updated or few other hoteliers still work on the pen and paper methods which lead to multiple errors. It is hard to keep an account of all these channels and it is manually impossible to change the room rates every now and then. This is where cloud based channel manager integration is helpful for hoteliers to organize and track open rooms and bookings. A fully-integrated channel management solution of a hotel system is versatile, relevant for any property type and size.
The channel manager interface is seamlessly integrated into the front desk so when a room availability is changed on the front desk, the same gets updated across all channels. There is no delay in room updates with cloud managers. There will be no rate parity issues because the hoteliers will have remote access with the revenue managers. The staff will not be required to manually enter the reservation details as the information will be automatically saved on cloud. This in turn will double up the bookings whilst giving the liberty to your guests to book the room of their choice. The advantages of a cloud based channel manager are invaluable. The 2-way interface automatically updates the room nights across channels with the assurance that rates/packages are being fed accurately.
The hotel booking software when integrated with the channel manager will be able to communicate information that is stored without having the need of a server. There are minimal barriers when the two connect on cloud and the data gets stored in a safe, secure and manageable way. Once the distribution system is streamlined, hoteliers can easily focus on other aspects like brand enhancement, ROI and revenues.