US: An expanded integration between flexible marketing and e-commerce platform, Inntopia, and channel management solution BookingPal will connect property management software systems to the Inntopia Commerce platform with a two-way interface, opening up inventory to resorts and tour operators using Inntopia Commerce and Agentopia.
Through an original BookingPal integration, Inntopia Commerce clients were provided access to exclusive channels and features that support managing inventory from large OTAs, including Vrbo and Airbnb.
Inntopia Commerce users are able to aggregate and sell all the components a guest needs to create their ideal vacation through a single interface on a single itinerary. However, as that vacation may need to include products from multiple suppliers, Inntopia’s integration with BookingPal gives users the ability to sell live inventory from other suppliers either independently or alongside their own tickets, tee times or resort products.
Inntopia CEO Trevor Crist said: “I’m happy to announce the expanded integration of Inntopia Commerce with BookingPal. They are a leader in the short-term vacation rental industry with their GDS and centralised booking platform.
“Connecting Inntopia’s Commerce to BookingPal’s vacation rental inventory and distribution allows greater opportunities for our clients to fulfil their guests’ needs and to boost revenue,” he added.
Given the current state of the travel industry, especially in the wake of Covid-19, the ability to tap into broader, short-term rental inventory and drive-to-market travellers is a significant revenue opportunity. The connection to property management software systems like Escapia are key to unlocking this inventory.
Matt Gurley, director of sales and customer service at BookingPal, said: “BookingPal is very excited to partner with Inntopia. BookingPal offers a robust channel management solution for thousands of property management companies.
“Our new real-time, two-way integration with Inntopia Commerce brings a great revenue opportunity for our property management partners and Inntopia Commerce clients. Inntopia’s industry-leading platform will now provide their clients partnership opportunities with a greater number of vacation rental property management companies through this integration, expanding to more vacation rental markets and ensuring opportunities of revenue growth,” he added.