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My pleasure, simply register https://effectivetours.com/signup and get 2 month free trial. They provide free setup and training.
You have to enable receiving card details from Booking.com - as far as I remember, this features is disabled for a new properties. So better contact you booking manager for details.
You also have to know the risks of charging the card directly, as there is no written confirmation from guests for the amount you charge, the guests can easily request a refund from the bank and get the money back. Unfortunately I've been in that situation twice, that's why we switch to Effective Tours as they provide online payment with no risk for refund requests.
If you add your email to your profile here https://partner.booking.com/en-gb/villa-elisabeth I can contact you and explain more if you like
If you are fine to pay 5$ per listing, then try Effective Tours channel manager.
Instant sync between Airbnb, Booking and Expedia with no hassle
If you are fine to pay 5$ per listing, then try Effective Tours channel manager. Instant sync between Airbnb, Booking and Expedia.
Inn the official docs from Booking.com it's mentioned, that this sync is not instant and as far as I know normally it might delay up to 6 hours which is not very fast. ;(
The proper way is to use channel manager, then you can think various channels without any risk of double booking. There are many players on the market, but as for a newcomer, I advice to take a look to Effective Tours - they are truly the most affordable channel manager as the monthly fees starting from $5 which is actually a pint of a beer ;)
Check Effective Tours they provides us facility to charge guests in advance, via online link. It's a 3D secure transaction which happens on a EU bank page.It's good, because there is no third parties involved here. Nobody see a card details, so the guests feels very safe. We are in Sri Lanka, but I beleive there will be no issues with Indonesia or IndiaAfter 7 days, we can withdraw the money to our bank account, Epayments or Payoneer card.
Correct me if I'm wrong, you are managing 15 properties which are condos/apartments, or it's a small-hotels with rooms ?
Which OTA you are looking for to operate via channel manager ?