Online Booking Systems and Channel Managers

We are often asked about options for online booking systems and channel managers etc for websites

Here are some of the more commonly used ones by NZ tourism operators. All offer a range of services and have different pricing, so check their website in case we have missed something in our very brief summary.

Most booking systems and channel managers can be integrated with any website – ie, you may be able to have a website from one developer and a booking system from elsewhere.

Some systems may be more suitable for accommodation providers, some more for activities or tour operators.

In case you do not know what different systems do, here is a summary.

Online booking systems allow users to make bookings with you securely and directly from your own website

Channel Managers allow you to integrate and update availability and bookings between your site and external providers like Booking.com, Travelbug etc.

Property management systems further integrate booking systems with day to day property management functions such as accounting and housekeeping and marketing.

Itinerary management systems provide an easier way for Tour operators to create itineraries and make bookings.

In no particular order, some providers and systems to consider include

Seekom / Ibex
Online booking system, Channel Manager and Websites.
http://web.seekom.com/
http://cmswebsite2go.com/

Tomahawk
ResBook Booking system
Online booking system, Channel Manager and Websites.
http://www.tomahawk.co.nz/

Strait Reservations
Online Booking system, Channel Manager and Property Management system
http://www.straitreservations.com/

Welman Technologies
Online booking system, Channel Manager and Websites.
http://www.welman.co.nz

Staah
Online booking system, Channel Manager and Websites.
http://www.staah.com/

Book It
Online booking system
http://www.bookit.co.nz/

Reserve Goup
Websites and online booking system
http://www.reservegroup.biz/

Tour writer
Itinerary Management and Accounting
http://www.tourwriter.com/