Booking engine for hotels.

More direct bookings for: hotels, rural houses and apartments.

Save commissions and upload on Google:

◼ Booking engine configured + web design.
◼ Direct bookings.
 0% commissions forever.
◼ Local SEO of your population without limits.
◼ Easy booking | Intuitive management.
Payments: card, paypal, transfer and more.
Infinity of rate settings
Synchronization: booking, expedia, agoda and more.
◼ Connection with your channel manager (optional).
Translation to any language.
◼ From your property or personalized monthly plan.

All channels synced.

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airbnb
tripadvisor
expedia
vrbo
google calendar
homeaway
toprural
owners direct
9flats
housetrip

 If a guest books for certain dates on an OTA (expedia, booking, airbnb, agoda, etc.), the booking engine will block those dates.

 If a direct reservation arrives (to the reservation engine), when the OTAs check availability through iCal, they will block those reserved dates, avoiding double reservations.

 This booking engine can synchronize the availability of dates without a channel manager, via iCal connection. If your accommodation has more needs such as p. ex. sync prices, etc. we can connect the booking engine to channel manager of your choice.

booking engine synchronization

How to save commissions from other channels?
Distribute promotional discounts. For guests who come to you through another channel, you could offer them an incentive: breakfast, Wi-Fi, etc. in exchange for the next reservation being made in your own booking engine.

How will I get more reservations?.

Faster loading happiest guests mmore reservations more profitability.

More direct bookings:

◼ Conversion-oriented design.
 Going out on Google hotels.
 Incentivizing guests.

SEO without the typical limitations:

Local SEO so that Google detects your accommodation and population and positions it correctly.
Internal SEO to facilitate the reading of the content to the Google search algorithm.
 External SEO to keep climbing.
 SEO of translations, to raise positions in more countries.
 Without the typical limitations of the other booking engine.

 

 Increase direct bookings by appearing in the price comparison of google hotels

 

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Secure online payments.

Receive reservations from your website with an integrated booking engine 24 hours a day.

All the world.

Many countries.

Spain.

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama and Peru.

UK, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia.

Many countries.

Many countries.

France and Canada.

Belgium, Holland, Finland, Austria, Germany, Poland, ...

and many more.

Booking engine demo.

◼ Simple reservation management
◼ Notifications for you and your guests.
 Charge the reservation directly.
 Add reservations manually.
All the functionality your hosting needs.

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booking engine administration

 Control panel: allows you to configure everything you need.

 Demo so you can see how easy and fast it is to book, we customize the design, add many more elements, and perform powerful SEO optimization.

  1. Enter the web hotel.victuria.com.
  2. Make a reservation.
  3. Put your email and you will receive a confirmation.
  4. Use the VISA test card: 4242 4242 4242 4242 | Expiration: any next month | CVC: 3 random digits

General booking engine functions.

◼ 0% commissions forever.
◼ Reservation management with intuitive interface in visual calendar.
◼ Synchronization availability with Booking, Expedia, etc.
◼ Rates configuration: weekends, holidays, seasons etc. additional person charge, refundable, non-refundable, etc.
◼ Additional features: parking, wifi, washing machine, etc.
◼ Notifications for the guest and the administrator.
◼ Payment Methods: card, paypal, transfer, google / apple pay.
◼ Compatible card payment gateways in Europe and america.
◼ Full, partial payment (deposit), pre-authorization or no payment.

Detailed functions.

Perfectly integrated booking engine design.
 Very easy reservation process from the search for accommodation to the confirmation of the reservation
 Offer additional services to your clients that can be added to their reservation
◼ Let them choose the way they pay: you can enable different payment options (deposit or total amount) and different payment methods: online (with credit card, PayPal) or offline (bank transfer, on arrival ...)
◼ Clear Pricing - Build confidence by showing your guests a breakdown of all pricing, including fees

 Complex pricing is made possible by our advanced booking rules system that allows you to set all types of pricing.
 Offer discounts when the reservation meets the criteria you have set (ex: longer stay, specific season, etc.)
 Give out "vouchers" to reward your returning customers or to give a discount to members or family members.
 Set rates that will be automatically added to the reservation (your country's tax system).
 Security deposit: request a security deposit for possible damages.
 Charge and refund your customers: With Stripe, you can store credit card details and charge or refund your guests right from the admin panel.

Show reservation forms, availability calendars or rate tables anywhere on the web.
◼ Customizable booking form to choose which customer details you want to collect.
◼ Customizable text: any text can be easily changed.
◼ Multi language.
◼ Administration panel in: Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Croatian, Portuguese ...
◼ Link accommodations: automatically block one property when another is booked. Very useful when you want to offer a flat by rooms or complete.
◼ Preparation time: useful when you need some time to prepare the accommodation before welcoming the guest.

Calendar view to view all reservations.
◼ List of reservations in a table to see details of all reservations, add comments, edit information ...
◼ Manage your reservations thanks to the confirmation, cancellation and elimination actions. Send emails and invoice your guests.
◼ Automatic price update: does a guest want to update, stay longer or add guests? Recalculate the price automatically.
◼ Issue invoices: generate invoices that can be printed directly from the reservation list
◼ Synchronize your reservations with websites like AirBnB, Google Cal, Homeaway, VRBO, booking.com, etc. thanks to the iCal sync function.
◼ Export your reservations to CSV files (for Microsoft Excel, OpenOffice Calc ...)
◼ Automatic emails: notification to client and administrator about a new reservation, reservation confirmation, reservation cancellation.

Booking engine price.

Complete pack: booking engine configured + Local SEO + design oriented to conversions + OTAs availability synchronization (without commissions forever).

*Get it in property or rent.

Rooms pages.

  • Page for each room

    Room page with image gallery, descriptive icons, etc.

  • Retouching images

    Retouching images of rooms or cover: white background, resize, compress, crop, enhancements, etc.

Languages.

  • Automatic translation

    Automatic translation by the google translator api into one or more languages.

  • Manual translation

    Professional translation of the entire website by native translators into any language: English, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese ... (the price will be according to the amount of content and languages)

  • SEO optimized translation

    Different URLs for each language. Translation of images with texts (allows you to change the image in each language). Inclusion of translated URLs in the site map (sitemaps).

Powerful SEO.

  • SEO audit.
  • Internal SEO

    It includes the following SEO factors: xml map, 301 redirects, loading speed, h1, h2 tags, internal linking, alt images, friendly urls, rich snippets, gzip compression, Local SEO factors ... and many more factors.

  • External SEO

    Monthly plan tailored to your website, difficulty of key phrases and competition.

  • SEO content

    Reissue of the content of your website optimizing it for the selected key phrases.

  • SEO content creation

    Creation of SEO optimized content, for the key phrases that we have studied and agreed (price according to the amount of content, frequency of publication and degree of specialization).

Why we?

 Powerful local SEO: we carry out advanced seo optimization on the city of your accommodation.

 Unlimited functionality: we design websites compatible with any functionality you need.

 Stress free: We configure the booking engine and deliver it to you running with the configuration you need.

 Honesty: We will give you the advice that we consider most profitable for your business. 

 No small print: everything you read is what we offer, no asterisks with nasty surprises.

 Flexibility: property or rental.

 We help you: When you have questions or need help, we will be here for you.

Security: We prepare everything for you complying with the PCI DSS standard for card payments.

Get your direct booking engine.

How to order online.

Delivery term: 5-10 days (it will depend on the fluidity with which you send us the content and the changes you request).

1

Price

Tell us the types of rooms, quantity and functions you have in mind, and we will calculate the price for you.

2

We started

If you accept it, you must make the payment for the 50% and we will immediately start creating your booking engine.
You can indicate several hotel websites that you like.

3

Creation

You send us photos, descriptions of the rooms, the tourist area, services that you want to highlight, etc. * We make modifications unlimited until your total satisfaction.

4

Delivery

Once satisfied: final payment (remaining 50%), we deliver it to you finished and configured (ready to receive reservations).

Satisfaction guarantee.

Unlimited reviews until your complete satisfaction.

guarantee web design

◼ Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed, you can ask us for all the revisions that you consider until completion (unlimited changes until your total satisfaction).

If you tell us your ideas, we transform them into an easy website for your clients

Why do we offer you satisfaction guarantee?

Why if we do: 

  1. You will speak well of us.
  2. You will repeat.
  3. You will ask for more services.
  4. You will bring us new clients.
  5. And the most important: you will grow your business.
 
* No strings attached: the domain goes to your name and the accommodation is free to choose.
 
With us you are guaranteed: satisfaction, honesty and transparency

Frequently asked questions (booking engine).

  • We have everything very optimized and we reduce service costs to the maximum.
  • Our teams of specialists avoid having a workplace with high rents.
  • We like to offer powerful services for passionate small businesses on a budget.
  • We enjoy our time doing what we do, and we don't mind giving a little more, for less.
  • We are passionate experts.

From the moment you confirm the order until we deliver the booking engine configured and ready, we take between 5 and 10 business days, we are normally fast, this period may be altered depending on the fluidity with which you send us the content and the reviews that you send us. ask.

Design

If you decide to choose your design, you can tell us 2 or 3 reservation websites with the design you want, with these references and your instructions we will make your design to measure.

Features

You can tell us with your words, a list the price configuration per room you need and we will make the complete configuration of your booking engine.

The room management interface is simple and intuitive.

Of course! contact us and we will give you access so you can see the administration panel and make test reservations.

We can calculate a monthly plan for you with everything included, contact us and we will be happy to calculate it and explain it to you, so you can decide better.

We do the booking engine in WordPress (latest versions), it is the most efficient system for optimization Local SEO, in addition to the extraordinary potential to implement any functionality you need.

The synchronization that it allows is the availability of each room (each with its own iCal), so it synchronizes the reservations, but iCal does not allow the synchronization of other data such as prices, if you want to synchronize prices you could use any channel manager compatible with your engine direct bookings (smoobu or syncbnb).

We would love to hear your suggestions.

Are you looking for some functionality that you would like us to add? Do you think any explanation can be improved? We would love to hear any suggestion or idea you have, your opinion is very important to us!

Quick guide: booking engine.

In this quick guide, you will learn the basics of booking engines.

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Direct booking engine.

A booking engine is used to register reservations online, it has many advantages and it is necessary to choose it well to increase direct reservations in hotels, rural houses, tourist apartments, hostels, pensions and campsites.

Online reservations are becoming more essential every day for travelers who are used to organizing their entire trip themselves, faster and cheaper (without intermediaries).

What is it?

A booking engine is an application used by different types of accommodation, etc. that processes online reservations for rooms, beds, tables, etc. making the full, partial payment or only indicating the dates and details of the guests. 

An engine has two parts: the administration zone (for configuring, managing and reviewing reservations) and the customer-facing zone, which allows guests to reserve rooms.

The application can automatically process all online reservations, record them in the company's system or calendar, and securely store customer data, as well as provide guests with real-time updates on availability and accommodation rates.

Most guests find booking online to be a convenient and easier solution as they can create their reservation whenever they want rather than waiting to speak to someone on the phone. 

Therefore, companies using booking engines reap the benefits of a system that allows guests to easily access the booking processes without the help of hotel staff or travel agencies. 

As a result, gross revenue will increase as direct bookings increase.

 

How does a booking engine work?

You may have already heard that implementing a hotel booking engine in your small accommodation offers many benefits. But how do these powerful systems really work?

Here is a step-by-step explanation of what happens when you get a booking engine for your hotel, rural house, pension, hostel, tourist apartment or other type of accommodation.

 The booking engine is configured with the information, prices and availability of the rooms.

  • Prices of rooms / beds.
  • Available quantity of each type of room.
  • Room descriptions
  • Extra options for each room.
  • Photographs of the rooms and nearby tourist areas.
  • Offers.
 

The guests arrive.

  • After implementing the booking engine, you can allow your guests to make direct reservations online. 
  • Interested guests will visit your site and reserve a room for a specific date based on their availability.
  • Booking engines have proven time and time again to increase direct bookings for small hotels, country houses and other accommodations.
  • This is because nobody wants to have to ask to make a reservation anymore, they want to see and choose without explaining to anyone or wasting time waiting.

Availability is instantly updated on all channels.

  • If you have chosen a booking engine with a channel manager, the availability of the rooms will be synchronize automatically on all channels. 
  • This means that when a guest books a room through their website, their availability is instantly updated and the OTAs will see that reservation. 
  • This not only saves you time, but also significantly reduces the risk of booking more rooms than are available (overbooking).

Automatic emails are sent.

  • Once the customer finalizes their reservation and the availability has been updated through the channel manager, an automatic confirmation email is sent to their guest with all the information they need regarding their reservation. Usually a credit card is required, so the purpose of this email is to assure your guests that the reservation was made correctly.
  • If you have programmed it into your booking engine, another automated email will be sent prior to your stay to your guests in the days prior to their arrival. The tone of this email should be friendly, showing your interest in your business and looking forward to meeting you.

Review requests and promo codes are submitted.

  • After your guest has finished their stay, an automated email will be sent to encourage them to leave a review on your website, your social media pages, and popular online travel review sites. 
  • Whether your guest had a good stay at your hotel or not, you should ask for their comments afterward. Ask them if they have any suggestions on how you can improve.
  • You can also send a promotional code with a discount for your next stay at your accommodation, to maximize the income of each guest, small hotel owners should try to get recurring reservations.

Reservations from mobile.

Nowadays, more searches are carried out from the mobile than the PC, so it is very convenient that the booking engine is completely adaptable to mobile phones and tablets, with comfortable buttons to press with the fingers and with a navigation that is easy by scrolling the fingers on the screen.


There are hosting that go further and develop a web page specifically optimized for mobile browsing, it is a completely different page from the computer version, which contains information similar to the desktop version but in a more compact version. customizes for mobile visits, giving them an even better user experience.

Advantages of having your own booking engine.

Having a booking engine with a true integration (without redirects to external websites) has many advantages: 

  • Improve the shopping experience (increasing reservations) 
  • Advantage over their local competitors: they still don't have a booking engine.
  • Better integration of your website, managing everything directly on your site (your website and your reservation system). 
  • Direct booking offers: many hotels offer incentives for guests who book directly on the hotel website, thus promoting direct bookings and saving astronomical amounts in commissions throughout the year.
  • More productivity: your staff will save time in receiving reservations by phone or by e-mail, and they will be better organized, since they will be able to consult the occupation online.
  • Valuable statistics: allows you to collect data about guests to improve your services by offering them more personalized experiences, in this way you will achieve customer loyalty, the result will be that you get more positive reviews, more guests who return, and also recommend your hotel.
  • Reservation experience: allows a perfectly integrated and immediate reservation from its website, with notifications generated by the reservation engine itself, improving the impression of your hotel, and increasing the value of your brand.

Synchronization using iCal.

iCal is a tool that allows you to synchronize the availability in all your calendars.
For example, suppose you allow room reservations on Booking.com and Airbnb, iCal can sync both calendars together at the same time. 

This means that if someone books a room through Booking.com, its availability will change on your Airbnb calendar, preventing overbooking and keeping you organized.

The benefits of iCal.

There are many ways iCal can improve your property. Some of the benefits include:

  • Save time because you won't have to manually update your availability on all channels, iCal performs automatic syncing. 
 
  • It reduces the risk of overbooking, because by syncing your property's availability across all your calendars, your rooms are less likely to be overbooked.
 
  • It's free: it won't affect your budget, you usually don't have to pay anything to use iCal technology.

The limitations of iCal.

Although iCal can help your property in many ways, it is not perfect. Here are some limitations to be aware of:

  • Synchronization times may vary. This depends on which platform the guest makes the reservation on. For example, if you make a hotel reservation on Booking.com, it could take up to two hours for this portal to be blocked on your Airbnb calendar, but it could also take up to 12 hours. However, by manually pressing the sync button on the Booking.com extranet, you can transfer all your reservations from other channels to your Booking.com calendar at any time.
 
  • Synchronize only availability. iCal will update your availability but does not sync reservation details like name and number of guests etc. the availability that is the most important data to avoid overbooking if you will synchronize it.
 
  • It is not intended for hotels with hundreds of rooms, since it would treat rooms of the same type with a different calendar for each one, although it is possible to manage it, it makes management difficult, iCal can be used by small and medium-sized accommodations, for large hotels of rooms) Cal is not the most appropriate connection.

OTAs (online travel agencies).

Today it is necessary to know at least the most powerful OTAs that account for the vast majority of reservations.

4 online travel agencies with a lot of potential.

Booking.com, the world's largest accommodation website, has now also expanded its reach into the small accommodation market, which now includes Bed and Breakfasts, vacation rentals, and self-catering apartments.
It is available in more than 40 different languages and offers more than half a million properties in 207 countries.
Every day it receives about 700,000 reservations.
Generates the 50% of all online hotel reservations in Europe (Source Tnooz).
A minimum commission of 15% is paid per reservation made, without monthly fees.

Expedia.com, which owns CarRentals.com, Expedia.com, HomeAway, Hotels.com, Hotwire.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Trivago and Vrbo, among many other brands, is the world's largest travel agency.
It is very popular in the North American and Asian markets.
It has more than 200 travel booking sites, more than 150 mobile applications and websites, operates in almost 70 countries and in more than 35 different languages, currently reaching 25 million guests per year.
Commissions per reservation: from 15% to 18% depending on the type of payment.

Airbnb.com, almost anyone can access this travel website, from air beds in apartments to staying in castles.

Total number of guests: more than 200 million. 200,000,000+
Registered accommodations: more than 3 million.
Countries: 192
Commission: 3% to the owner and 6-12% to the guest.

Agoda: From the Priceline Group, Agoda is one of the fastest growing platforms in the world. It is currently very popular in Asia, especially Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines.
It operates in 38 different languages and offers 24-hour multilingual customer service.
Commission: 15%

How to get more direct bookings.

Increasing direct bookings is one of the most rewarding and at the same time challenging tasks for any hotel company, given the large size of the market and the participation of third-party reservation sites, it is increasingly important that hotels work to maintain balance suitable between OTA reservations and direct reservations.


Similarly, the role of OTAs in getting more bookings cannot be denied, however increasing direct bookings is better for your hotel business because it helps you reduce the high commissions of OTAs. Some recommendations that could help you get more bookings:

Attractive web design.

Your hotel website plays a crucial role, therefore, it must display very clear information and good images about your accommodation and tourist areas, all displayed with attractive visuals that revalue the brand of your accommodation. It should be easy to navigate and with the online or telephone reservation options always in view to facilitate immediate reservation on all devices: PC, mobile, tablets.

Incorporate a booking engine on the website

The integration of a booking engine for hotels on the website allows your website visitors to see the availability of rooms in real time, and is more convenient for guests who want to book immediately and at any time, it will save you work, in addition They will receive an immediate confirmation of the reservation, allowing them to plan their trip without stress, and avoiding the risk that they will go to another accommodation than if the reservation is offered online.

Promote positive guest reviews on your website.

Almost all travelers read hotel reviews and the 80% considers them extremely important before making the decision to book.

Build loyalty to your guests to keep them happy and invite them to strategically leave positive comments on your website or OTAs, these positive reviews can be visible during the booking process of new guests to generate trust.

Attract your website visitor with offers or giveaways.

Once visitors are on your website, you can give them compelling reasons to book directly with your hotel, clearly mention the kind of benefits they are entitled to if they book direct. 

Some of the rewards that can work for you are discounts or offering free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, etc.

Grow your presence in OTA comparators.

The 50% approx. of guests who book online use accommodation price comparators to find their ideal hotel, and this trend will increase in the coming years (according to Trivago). Comparators help travelers to obtain prices in various OTAs and also in the accommodation website itself, being able to attract direct bookings.

How to choose the best booking engine for your accommodation.

When it comes to choosing the best online booking engine for your small accommodation, there are several considerations to take into account beyond price.
From integrations to usability, here are the most important criteria that accommodations should evaluate when choosing the ideal booking engine for their property:

  • Capacity of Local SEO optimization of the accommodation population: what use would all the investment in the booking engine, channel manager, PMS, Web design, etc. serve? if they can't find us on Google? So that Google correctly detects your location and can enjoy a good position when they search for it (most of the booking engines offered in all-in-1 solutions have many limitations that allow a very poor positioning and with excessive confusion for the Google algorithm) .
  • Level of personalization of the brand in the hotel web design, since many “all in 1” services have excessive limitations when designing the hotel web.
  • Simplicity of the reservation process, if you have to take many steps a percentage of guests will leave before finalizing the reservation, if possible the reservation in a much better step.
  • Multi-language and several currencies to attract foreign guests.
  • Adaptability on mobile devices.
  • Google Maps integration.
  • Customizable notifications: confirmation, before arrival, during and after departure.
  • Payment gateway options to facilitate real-time payments directly to your bank account.
    Compatibility with channel managers (iCal connections, XML or own API).
  • Google Analytics, Google Ads, and eCommerce tracking so you can analyze direct booking trends.
  • Easy and fast reservation, with a very simple form and payment methods, preferably all integrated on the same page, so that in one simple step you can obtain the reservation confirmation.

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