California: Cloud-based travel technology company BookingPal has announced it has released a solution to automate channel distribution for vacation rental property managers.
Thanks to the automation, BookingPal has the ability to not only build out listings quickly, but also to update new content, rates and any other changes to the channels with limited delay. This allows vacation rental property management customers to benefit from real-time updates to their properties.
Most importantly, the new automation process enables property managers to start generating revenue more quickly from channel partners such as Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia, HomeAway, Ctrip and TripAdvisor.
BookingPal’s connectivity and onboarding solution not only allows users to create, modify and manage their listings directly through BookingPal’s platform, but it provides channel-specific property validation to ensure that each property meets the minimum requirements of each channel.
Should a channel require content that is not available from the PMS, BookingPal’s intuitive onboarding design will assist the user in identifying what content is still required so it can be input and saved directly into the firm’s database to be distributed to the supported channels.
The onboarding solution can be used for properties being listed for the first time, or existing listings that are switching over to the BookingPal distribution platform, as well as allowing for the import and management of pre-existing reservations from the channels.
BookingPal founder and CEO, Alex Aydin, said: “The time it takes to launch a listing has always been an area that property managers wanted us to improve, so that they can start generating revenue from their properties as quickly as possible.
“Leveraging the full content API capabilities of the various OTAs, and automating the steps required to get a listing created on a channel, we can now get properties created on a channel within minutes – easing the process significantly for our customers,” he added.
For more information, visit the BookingPal website here.