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You think accommodation management is not profitable?

Published on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

You think accommodation management is not profitable?

Mitigate inventory management risks with online travel agencies

Managing accommodation for a congress is labour intense and not always so profitable. Accommodation managers are continuously concerned with inventory management, payment deadlines and cancellation charges. Mitigating risk while ensuring profitability of operations is sometimes a stressful job!


That’s because delegates are always tempted to shop around for a cheaper or better located accommodation, not realising that booking outside of the official hotel list will make their overall congress experience less satisfactory. They will miss opportunities to network, to receive congress information or use services provided by the congress organizers. Most of the time, delegates book outside of the official hotel list because of an insufficient choice of hotels and rates offered on the event website, especially when booking last minute.


With B-Com external inventory provider integration, congress organizers are offered the ability to combine  their existing inventory of contracted hotels with inventory from an online travel agency (OTA) or a Global Distribution System (GDS). As of today, we offer Expedia' Affiliate Network©, a leading Online Travel Agency.


No need to manage contracts, payments, inventory or rooming lists, it all goes through the Online Travel Agency. Ranking and promotion tools allow enhancing contracted hotels’ visibility on the hotel booking page to optimize the sale of contracted inventory.


So in the end, the contracted inventory is sold, bookings made through the Online Travel Agency are commissioned, and customers are happy finding their preferred accommodation on the event website.


Find-out how B-Com helps accommodation managers reduce inventory management risk and hassle, yet increase housing revenues. Visit our accommodation page and contact us!


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