Free Expedia Channel Connection
channel manager Expedia connection updates rates and availability at Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Trivago.com, Travelocity.com, Orbitz.com, ClassicVacations.com, Wotif.com, www.ean.com (ExpediaAffiliateNetwork), Venere.com, CruiseShipCenters.com, Local-Expert.com, Hotwire.com and Egencia.com.
For each of these OTA channels that your hotel is registered with, rates and availability are updated in one automatic operation, and bookings received identify the agency website which made the reservation.
channel manager provides XML-connection to Expedia's EQC completely free of charge - meaning that the Expedia channel connection is included in the base-price of hoteliport
The Expedia brands provide a nice feature called Value Add Promotions, which enables hotel partners to better promote their properties across the Expedia portals, increasing their demand and maximizing revenue by offering complimentary enhancements to attract more bookings.
Research shows that the top five most desired amenities are:
Free Wi-Fi: 75 percent
Special rates: 70 percent
Free parking: 65 percent
Loyalty points: 40 percent
Breakfast: 20 percent
Hoteliers can set up Value Add Promotions on Expedia Partner Central, and it will soon be possible to do it via hoteliport
's EQC configuration panel.
Any Value Add Promotions which feature in Expedia bookings received by the hoteliport
channel manager are clearly displayed in the resulting hoteliport
Folio to remind hotel staff that the guest is entitled to the advertised enhancement.