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Mixing two platforms - a good idea?

Hello everyone,

 

Do you think working with two platforms - e.g Booking and the other big one ;), is a good idea? I cannot help but dwell on this topic as it does make sense. That is, of course, not considering any bad impact on algorithms I am not aware of.

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this.

Kris

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Isle of Wight …

Some of us use multiple platforms - yes, it's worth doing - you will need to sync the calendars, but bear in mind that the Booking.com calendar sync is broken, so always block dates manually

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7 months ago
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Dr. Rob

Thank you for replying - so the sync happens manually on Booking and automatically on the other platform, is this correct? Is there any third party software which does the sync for me?

 

Kris

7 months ago
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Isle of Wight …

Yes - calendar sync is automatic on the other platforms and you would expect Booking.com calendar sync to be automatic too, but it's broken, so you have to block manually to prevent double bookings

Some hosts / partners recommend channel manager software - I have built my own system (very basic) so I don't know which channel manager software will be best for you

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7 months ago
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Dr. Rob

"I have built my own system (very basic)" - can you expand abit more on this please?

6 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

I don’t use channel manager...I prefer to have control of my bookings.

I only have one Studio so I can manage...if you have more properties then you probably need a channel manager or be a tech savvy like Isle is and  build your own system.

Isle, is it very difficult to build such a system???

7 months ago
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Dr. Rob

I will get familiar with what a channel manager is - thank you both Maria and Isle

 

Dr.Rob

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6 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Dr. Rob,

In your Extranet App Store tab you can find many suggestions for channel managers...

Maybe you should have a look.

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6 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Dear Dr. Rob, massive pleasure..

If you find a good solution please give us feedback.

Wish you well.

6 months ago
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MNEgro

It is said that Booking.com will "love" you more if you let him do all the work (I mean if you let him make all the reservations for you) :), but I don't know is that true. Probably it is. :)

 

But if you know that some other OTA channel (Online Travel Agency) is working fine for your region, you should definitely use it and not depend on Booking.com only. 

There are hundreds of channels like Booking.com (Airbnb, Expedia, TripAdvisor, HomeAway, etc, etc, etc)

 

But if you start using a lot of other channels and you have more than 4-5 units to sell, you will definitely need a channel manager (you deal with availability, prices, etc there, not on each channel separately, because if you do it manually for each channel, you will forget some one day and get double bookings for sure)

 

 

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6 months ago
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Natalia

good idea to mix two it's really perfect. during travel have many connection issues so I have downloader that help me to download best for my time pass during travel. 

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6 months ago