Hats off to Online Booking System: The Easy Way Out!
Internet is the best possible thing that has ever happened to mankind, second only to Dr. Seuss probably. And while it has come with all sorts of benefits- from increasing connectivity to making information more accessible for one and all, the most important advantage it provides that combined with technology, it has replaced processes which can go awry subject to human fallacies with extremely fool proof and efficient systems. From sending rockets to Mars to your daily local grocery shopping – every big and small thing is being done online. Including our online bookings – and we should thank our stars for that!
• Round the clock availability:
One of the main reasons why online booking service trumps over doing it manually is the fact that you can do it at any time of the day. Surfing for hotel suites at midnight for the weekend trip you’ve planned? No need to wait till the next morning to try to fix a conversation with the hotel manager while juggling with your hectic work hours. Just select the room you’d like to reside in, and grab it before anyone else has the chance to do so!
For the businesses running these hotels, it’s just a way of increasing their working hours, and by extension, their revenue. Now no longer they’ll be unsatisfied customers who will have to wait for their bookings because they turned up post working hours, and there was no one at the registration desk.
• Increased visibility:
It’s difficult to garner reputation among the general populous as a good hotel, let alone if you are situated in a location where tourists come in flocks. The basic sustenance of the natives is through tourism, and there are possibly a lot of more hotels who provide the same services as you do, at the same price, if not less. Then how do you stand out from the crowd? While good service is appreciated and rewarded with the word of mouth, with groups of tourist who find a way to your hotel every now and then, because of the rave reviews they heard from their friends, it’s a very slow process.
By providing the service of booking hotel rooms online to your potent customer base, what you essentially do is create an online presence. Now not only the people who were recommended by their kin would want to stay with you. Along with them, an online presence also ensures interest by people who are not in the vicinity and are not familiar with the area, thus taking a humble hotel to the entire world.
• Reduce Costs:
As mentioned earlier, the up gradation of manual booking to online booking systems for hotels means increased efficiency. Now you can have multiple people booking your hotels, at the same time, from anywhere in the world, at any hour. And the process is devoid of any mistakes which could have occurred if it were to be managed by a man, own his own, with the traditional ethos of recording information with ink and paper. Thus you no longer have to invest in another employee for this job. All you need to have is a working, functioning internet.
• Make great profits:
With hotels online booking systems, it’s very easy to sell add-ons to the customers, for now these extra additional features, from which you generate revenues are easier to market as well as manage. For example, if you welcome a pair of tourists, you can provide them with the tour packages, help them choose pick a tourist guide; encourage them to visit your partner restaurants and cafes with the incentive of hotels deals and offers.… the list goes on. However, unlike now, earlier times had just a poor frazzled manager trying to do all of this all by his own, while making himself available to other people. But now, with the digitalization of the processes all of this can be done very seamlessly.
For the customers, it also means the elimination of the middle man. No longer do you have to pay a hefty commission to a person in order to avail what you wanted, vis-a-vis services. You can now approach these institutions directly, making it a win-win situation for everyone.