Being listed on OTAs (Online Travel Agency) is a great way to bring in a large number of bookings, however, this can come at a price. With commission rates generally upwards of 20%, every time you sell a room through an OTA you’re bringing down your profit margin considerably. Fortunately, the Elina Property Management System comes with a number of features that can help you manage the volume of rooms you sell through OTAs and reduce OTA commissions, and enabling you to increase the number of rooms you sell directly.
With our distribution and channel management integration options, you’re able to easily sell your properties through OTAs. However, you may decide to only sell them through OTAs at the last minute in order to shift unoccupied rooms quickly. With Elina, you’re able to choose which properties are sold through the OTAs, and even restrict some being sent unless they are within a certain booking period. For example, you could decide to only offer rooms on OTAs if they’re still available within 5 days of the potential guests booking date. This way, you give your website and other direct channels a real opportunity to sell the room first, increasing your chances of a direct sell and improving your profit margin.
Elina is packed full of useful features that can help you improve the number of direct bookings you get, and ultimately improve your profitability. Get in touch today for a free, no-obligation demo and find out what Elina can do for your business today.