PROVAB TECHNOSOFT, an award winning booking engine develop company, offers comprehensive hotel booking systems, which comes with B2B – Agent Module & B2C – Client Module and connects to multiple GDS and hotel XMLs like Amadeus, Sabre, Galileo, GTA, HotelBeds, Tourico, Travco, HotelsPro etc. Not only this provides the availability and booking option, it also provides the map of hotel location, images, features and 3D imagery option as well. As a complete package, it gives end users the maximum information to them to proceed for booking.
Some Hotel suppliers concentrate on every major tourist destination, big city or popular resort while some hotel suppliers concentrate on a particular geographic area trying to be most competitive on a key for the company market. Their activities involve buying blocks of rooms at volume discounts in certain major cities and distributing “excess rooms” offered by hotels not anticipating full occupancy for given dates. Same inventory of hotels are connected to online hotel booking system(hotel booking and reservation software).
Hotel xml suppliers are connected to travel agents and tour operators of the major cities and destinations to distribute the properties or hotel inventories. In comparison to individuals who contact hotels directly and ask for discounts, the consolidators are able to achieve deep discounts due to their buying power. Hotels are willing to offer dramatically reduced room rates to consolidators because they know it will yield a greater number of reservations. Many hotels are interested in selling room blocks (allotments) to consolidators, because they know that discounted rooms mean more business in the long run and subsequently a greater profit for them. To reach maximum local customers (end customer), hotel xml suppliers have started associating with travel agents and tour operators from each destination to sell their hotel inventories hence facilitate the distribution process.
With the rise in usage of internet, mobile and advance ecommerce / mcommerce system for major online travel bookings , hotel xml suppliers have started focusing on providing best price to it's distributors for maximizing their sales. Hotel suppliers started selling their inventories through the mode of XMLs, which can be seamlessly connected with hotel booking system & travel booking systems. These XML's can be easily integrated in the form of API's and helps the travel agents to get their own white labeled solution.
Below are some of hotel XML suppliers :
GULLIVER – GTA XML Integration - Hotels, Tours, Transfers
TOURICO XML Integration – Hotels, Cruises - Worldwide Inventory
HOTEL BEDS / HOTELBEDS XML Integration - Worldwide Hotel inventory
DOTW (Destinations of the World) XML Integration - Middle East Hotel Inventory
HOTELSPRO XML Integration - Worldwide Hotel inventory
KUONI XML Integration - European Hotel Inventory
MIKI XML Integration - Worldwide Hotel Inventory
JAC (JACOB) XML Integration - Worldwide Hotel Inventory
SPECIAL TOURS XML Integration - Europe & Middle East hotel inventory
TRAVCO XML Integration - USA Hotel Inventory
TRAVELPORT and Galileo XML Integration - (WORLDSPAN, GALILEO, THOR) – Flights
BOSCOLO XML Integration - European Hotel Inventory
JUMBO XML Integration - European Hotel Inventory
TravelAsia XML Integration - Far East Hotel Inventory
HotelsDo XML Integration - Spanish Hotel Inventory
SMILO XML Integration - Spanish, European and Central American Hotel Inventory
WHL XML Integration - Italian Hotel Inventory
Transhotel XML Integration - Spanish and European Hotel Inventory
RESTEL XML Integration - Spanish and European Hotel Inventory
GOGLOBAL XML Integration - WorldWide Hotel Inventory
WORLD AVENUES XML Integration - Middle East Hotel inventory
Hilton XML Integration - Worldwide Hotel inventory
Paradores XML Integration - Spanish Hotel inventory
BARCELO XML Integration - South American and Spanish Hotel inventory
BONOTEL XML Integration - Luxury Hotels and Resorts in North America
ASTRAL HOLIDAYS XML Integration - BULGARIA Charter flights and Hotels
Travel agents can integrate more than one XML in their hotel booking system to provide their customer maximum choice for selection. Multiple XML connectivity helps to provide the traveler best price and best properties. With the robust administrative panel the agents / brokers can manage all the bookings, monitor sales and manage commissions of their sub agents.
Why travel portals and online booking software are going for merchant accounts and mcommerce way?
A merchant account is a specific bank account intended to hold funds, received from credit and debit card sales through online payment interfaces on B2C travel software and Travel POS. If you've ever used your card and actually wondered where the funds just disappeared to, they went into a merchant account. When a customer pays for booking travel products using credit or debit card, money from his account is immediately transferred to the travel agent's merchant account. From there, money will be transferred out to a normal business bank account through a standard protocol.