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Hotel OTAs are a key part of a small hotel’s channel management strategy. Learn more about hotel OTAs and get expert advice for how to increase your OTA hotel bookings in our Online Travel Agents resources.

Top 3 Reasons You Need A Cloud-Based PMS For Your Small Hotel
If you’re used to using an old school pen and paper system, a spreadsheet, or an outdated property management system to manage your small hotel, it can be hard to make the switch to a more advanced cloud-based hotel PMS—even when you know you should. We totally get it! If you’re used to using an […]
What Is the Best PMS For Small Hotels?
If you own or manage a small hotel, you don’t need us to tell you that small hoteliers face different challenges than owners or managers of larger properties. As a small hotel owner, you know these challenges first-hand. With fewer staff to rely on and smaller budgets to work with, managing a smaller property often […]
Benefits of Direct Bookings for Independent Hotels
Direct booking is a vital component of many independent hotels’ inventory distribution strategy. Here are some of the key benefits independents gain from direct booking: More control over the online guest experience Direct booking allows hoteliers to better control the online booking experience for their guests. With booking engine technology integrated into their website, hotel […]
Benefits and Disadvantages Associated with OTAs for Independent Hotels
For some independent hotel operators, the mention of online travel agencies (OTAs) stirs up a mixed bag of emotions. OTAs provide online marketing and booking technology that help level the competitive playing field for independent hotels, but these tools and increased online exposure come at a price some operators feel is too costly. With the […]
Why Global Distribution and Revenue Management are Essential to Hotel Management
“Global distribution” describes the network of channels that connect hotels with travelers and allows them to showcase their available rooms and rates through online travel agents (OTA), such as Hotels.com and Booking.com. Global distribution is essential for hotels that are looking to attract more guests and increase bookings. However, for hotels to maximize these revenue-generating […]