Hotel extranet is a central reservation system for hotel aggregators to consolidate the sell the deals online. Apart from hotel API inventory, it also has a separate supplier interface to add / edit and update self contracted hotels. Hotel extranet can be seamlessly with top channel managers for two way data sync.
cost of booking extranetis relatively lesser than a custom hotel booking engine. You can have hotel booking extranet starting from 4000 US$ to 30,000 US$. The top software providers are available in USA, Europe and India.
To choose a right booking extranet company, you should not only see the previous projects but you must also look for the GDS and APIs live certifications which this prospect has. Any travel tech company with around 50 certifications from different APIs / suppliers - can be a right partner.
Global aggregators and hoteliers have faced this big challenge of managing hotel rooms availability and rates / packages across multiple channels. Hotel channel managers help you in syncing your available inventory and hotel room rates across all OTA and distribution platforms.
There are several hotel channel managers, which are recognized as very good in their class. To name a few - STAAH, siteminder and WuBook. Although the peak season being most lucrative for hoteliers, the spiraling demand for hotel rooms makes room management a tedious task.