TravelClick has expanded its partnership with TripAdvisor to offer TripConnect instant booking to their iHotelier Web 3.0 booking engine customers. TripConnect instant booking makes it possible for independent hotels to generate bookings directly on TripAdvisor. TravelClick is now a certified TripConnect Premium Partner.
TripConnect instant booking is a powerful new way for independent properties to leverage the world’s largest travel site to acquire more bookings directly and to manage the relationship with their guest from the moment the reservation is made. Instant booking enables a seamless hotel booking experience without leaving the TripAdvisor site. The reservations are delivered to the hotel, powered by TravelClick’s iHotelier® central reservation system.
Through TravelClick’s Premium Partner certification, its independent hotel clients will now be able to acquire bookings directly from their property page on TripAdvisor. Properties pay a commission for bookings after the guest has completed their stay.
“TravelClick helps hoteliers generate more revenue by providing access to customer demand through our unique partnerships,” said Scott Koehler, Senior Vice President, Product & Operations of TravelClick. “Expanding our relationship with TripAdvisor will provide more opportunities for hotels to drive direct bookings from TripConnect instant booking.”
“TripConnect instant booking is a major focus for us because it provides hoteliers with the ability to both market and generate direct bookings for their property directly through TripAdvisor,” said Maud Larpent, Director, Direct Connect Development, TripAdvisor. “We’re pleased to be collaborating with TravelClick to make this product available to those hoteliers around the world who rely on TravelClick to manage their demand strategy to drive revenue.”