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ianh100



Joined: 10 Jan 2013
Posts: 590
Location: Sherborne Dorset

PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:01 pm    Post subject: Best Booking platform? Reply with quote

Hi All,
I am looking to change from my current booking platform to something that supports better integration with OTA platforms. I am driving more direct bookings but still get a lot via AbnB and Booking.vom in low season and the odd VRBO or TA booking.

I am looking for a booking platform with integration to manage pricing and availability across platforms. A key thing I want is the ability to add a percentage for specific OTA sites (or discount for direct if that is easier).

Lots of platforms suggest they do this but don't offer much of a view of how unless i sign up for a trial. I can see that it will be quite a lot of work to set one up to understand how it works. Any recommendations would be most welcome.
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newtimber



Joined: 24 Nov 2012
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Location: Brighton

PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are technically minded and can learn from written instructions, Beds24 is cheaper than some and can do everything you need and more. Support is via email only and you get a free trial and pay monthly.
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Pengman



Joined: 22 Apr 2019
Posts: 65
Location: Portland, Dorset UK

PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iíve used Eviivo from the get go and am pretty pleased with it. Not the cheapest but can do anything you want and more. To address your specific concern, youíd simply establish a separate rate plan for the OTA you wanted to treat differently from the others by copying the rates from the ĎOTAs generallyí rate plan + or - x% (in reality just a few clicks for the entire operation) and - job done. During the lockdowns Eviivo have been hosting regular weekly or fortnightly hour long webinars with some really good guests to talk about how to sharpen your act up so you emerge from the pandemic razor sharp and these have given me some great ideas. Currently Iím using Eviivo to provide the supporting proof of losses from cancelled bookings for my insurance claim and itís proving great for that too.
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J B



Joined: 09 Oct 2007
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Location: We live in England and have rental properties in N Wales and Paphos, Cyprus

PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can I start by asking what OTA stands for/means please?

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ianh100



Joined: 10 Jan 2013
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Location: Sherborne Dorset

PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi JB, It is Online travel agent (Airbnb, etc)
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