RezEasy's Channel Manager module automatically updates inventory and rates in the Global Distribution Systems (GDS) and Online Travel Agents (OTA's) where hotel owners list their rooms. Reservations taken on these sites are automatically added to RezEasy's database and inventory is reduced in RezEasy and all connected channels thus avoiding double booking. This removes the need to make manual updates. When reservations are made in RezEasy Portal the inventory is automatically pushed to each channel.
Individual hotel owners can manage their inventory and prices in one place. The rate can be configured in RezEasy, the Channel Manager or set at individual GDS/OTA's. Each time that rate or inventory changes all connected GDS systems are updated automatically.
The channel manager module works via Octorate, SiteMinder, eZee and companies that support the
Open Travel Alliance data exchange (Allotz, ChannelRush, CultSwitch,
RateTiger and RoomCloud). You will need an account with one of these third party companies. More integrations will be added in the near future.
The portal administrator can turn on or off the ability for individual hotels use of the channel manager. Hotels can choose Octorate, SiteMinder or a company using
Open Travel Alliance XML format.
RezEasy's Channel Manager offers a two way connection with up to 400 hotel booking channels. The actual number of channels will depend on the third party company you choose. However, they will all support the major channels like Booking.com, Expedia, etc.
We have added integration with TripConnect into RezEasy's Channel Manager module but you will have to wait until TripAdvisor implement direct connections to individual websites before you can take full advantage of TripAdvisor. However, you can also make use of the API built into RezEasy to exchange data with any travel website. RezEasy will send details of your hotel, rooms, prices and availability in response to a search request. Reservation are made directly into RezEasy booking engine.