October 25 2012

Finding the right Channel Manager

Last week I talked about the future position of distribution. Here is a great post I came across, it provides some excellent points on what to think about when selecting a new distribution system.

“For years we have seen a race to the bottom in the rapidly developing world of channel management software. New channel management systems seem to pop up like mushrooms. There are at least 50 different providers active in the market space, and each system seems to come with a lower price. Many existing players in the field participated in the pricing war and nowadays there are certain standalone channel management solutions available practically for free.

Whilst many of these tools may seem incredibly cheap, most of them are performing far below hotelier expectations. Using the tools is cumbersome, and logically hoteliers continue the search for better channel management tools.  The hotel industry seems to be smartening up and is making a shift towards the tools that offer high-quality technology.”

To read the full post click here (from Xotels.com)