Building online sales in the accommodation industry is tricky. Today, a website with an email address is not enough. Travellers want to check availability instantly, and then book (securing their booking with their credit card). They use multiple channels to find properties e.g. search engines, travel blogs, online travel agents (OTAs) like Expedia, Booking.com and others, so you need to be present on as many of these channels as possible. Hotel Link Solutions has developed a modular digital marketing solution which allows you to manage your channels, adding to them as you need.
Benefits of Joining
More Sales. An immediate benefit from adding a professionally built website and/or booking functionality and extra sales channels is a big jump in bookings. If you implement a complete solution (from website through to a professional social media presence), the jump in business could be dramatic.
Partner Up. By working with Hotel Link Solutions you will be able to take advantage of all the knowhow of both collaborators in the joint venture: the WHL Group and ResOnline. As part of the WHL Group, Hotel Link Solutions can benefit from the already established network of accommodations with a variety of needs and features (e.g. exchanging links, providing valuable benchmarking data, suggesting business improvements, sharing market intelligence, and cross-selling other products to earn commissions). With the added experience from ResOnline, you will gain the most up to date developments in accommodation management technology.
Web Presence Pros. As you can imagine, with so many websites in the combined Hotel Link Solutions/WHL Group network, we have a large team of professional SEO and Social Media experts on the team. You’ll always have someone to turn for support your online marketing.
Innovation. We are continually both developing our own products and seeking out partnerships with leading edge technology companies to take advantage of the latest technologies travellers are embracing. We will continue to enhance the packages we offer to ensure you stay in front of the competition since we want to partner with you for the long term.
The Hotel Link Solutions system is an innovative accommodation sales platform comprising a number of inter-operable modules (property website, booking engine/payment gateway, channel manager, and social media). They can be set up as one seamless package. You choose the number of channels you want to distribute via, or you can select only the individual modules that suit you best.
How it Works
Getting started is extremely easy. Select the module/package that is best for you, register on the system, and we will get back to you within 48 hours to get you started. There are no contracts to sign and you can stop the service at any time, risk free. Once you have registered we will provide you a password to access the system where you will find the manuals for the service you’ve chosen. If you want a website for your property, you will be able to start working on the website development right away by following our simple user manuals embedded within the system. If you simply want a booking button for your existing website, we’ll provide the HTML code to place on your existing site. You can then load the room and rate information plus inventory, get signed up with the distribution channels you want, and you are on your way.
Safe & Secure
Hotel Link Solutions is using top-of-the-line web-based servers managed by Verio with guaranteed 99.99% uptime, full data backup and continuous monitoring for security vulnerabilities, excessive resource use and other potential issues. Verio is a subsidiary of NTT Communications, one of the largest companies in the world. They support its operations with their highly reliable and scalable Global IP Network providing customers and partners with access to business solutions in more than 200 countries. In January 2011, Verio was named “Best Reseller Hosting Company 2010″ and “Reader’s Choice” for the third consecutive year by HostReview.com. For more information, visit: www.verio.com.