Ever since a 30 year civil war came to an end in Sri Lanka, the country has started to become a popular destination amongst global travellers. Unsurprisingly, investment has flown rather freely into the sector in the decade since, with many new properties opening their doors to visitors. However, as any experienced hotelier knows, building a hotel is one thing, but operating a profitable hotel is another.
Nursing a hotel to profitability requires smart cost management as well as intelligent revenue management so that occupancy levels remain high and the average room rate (ARR) remains healthy. The latter is easier said than done, which is why savvy hoteliers seek the help of intelligent software to make their jobs easier.
The entire BookingWhizz platform is built around a core booking engine that connects to your hotel’s website as well as to every other booking platform such as Agoda, Expedia, TripAdvisor etc. This ensures that your hotel’s room inventory is managed without any hiccups while providing you with the greatest degree of flexibility.
The bundled Channel Manager can be made use of to control and monitor daily pricing and availability of rooms across all channels with just one click. The module can automatically update room availability across all channels when a booking is made on any particular channel. This helps maintain rate parity across all sites while reducing the risk of over-booking your hotel, even by accident. The Channel Manager can also be connected to a Property Management System (PMS), if your hotel has one. Should you wish, the Channel Manager can list your hotel on any of the four major Global Distribution Systems (GDS) so that travel agents can make bookings directly on behalf of guests. In a business where more visibility means more business, BookingWhizz makes the task both easier and simpler.
If you’re an independent hotel that is just getting off the ground, the BookingWhizz team will be happy to design and develop a great website for your property that adheres to all best practices of modern web development. Most travellers today instinctively turn to Google to research potential stays, so it is important for your website to be search engine friendly. Worry not, for BookingWhizz will take care of that as well.
BookingWhizz’s integration with Google is so good that you can even run ads on Google Hotel Search through the platform. A hotel ad on Google ensures that when someone searches for accommodation in the area where your hotel is located, your ad shows up on top, thus increasing the chance of registering a new booking.
If you don’t have the budget for a fully-fledged digital marketing team, BookingWhizz can help you with performance-focused digital marketing that is carefully designed to increase phone calls, leads and transactions, which mean your money won’t go down the drain. You also wouldn’t have to spend thousands of dollars on Facebook trying to figure out the right audience, ad type and more.
That’s not all though. BookingWhizz has a few more bells and whistles under its hood. The Customer Relationship Management (CRM) module that ships with BookingWhizz allows you to collect data on guests and harness it to deliver a superior guest experience. For instance, you can offer promotions, gift cards, birthday coupons and more with ease through the BookingWhizz CRM. You can even launch a loyalty programme for your hotel, enabling you to increase bookings and drive revenue. There’s also a white labeled guest service app, which visitors to your hotel can use to get things done.
All this sounds too good to be true at first, but trust us, all of this is real and it does exist. Yes, the magic solution you were looking for is finally here. So stop twiddling your thumbs and contact BookingWhizz’s Sri Lanka office on +94 112575474 or drop them an email on email@example.com . or simply talk to Venuka : +94777 823 146 or Rosita : +94768 014 959