Vacationers to Australia who are in search of that ultimate holiday experience are now guaranteed to find suitable accommodation thanks to the recent integration between the popular online accommodation booking website Book it Now and online hotel booking system ResOnline. Book It Now is one of the leading websites with over 4,000 hotels and other accommodation properties listed in Australia.
Hotel managers use the ResOnline booking service to maintain their availability and nightly rates across multiple online accommodation websites. ResOnline, one of the first such booking systems in Australia has grown to become one of the most popular hotel booking systems in the country with over a 1,000 different Australian hotels connecting to it. The recent integration of ResOnline with Bookitnow.com.au will provide tourists with a greater range of accommodation options at the best available rates when booking their accommodation through .
Despite the rapid advancements being made in online availability and reservations, a large percentage of the smaller accommodation providers within the country are still using the traditional practice of the direct enquiry and response through email. Although many bookings are still being made this way, many tourists, particularly during peak seasons where the demand for affordable accommodation is at its highest, are moving away from this type of booking to the more efficient online booking with online rates, availability and instant booking confirmation.
To help these smaller accommodation providers make the change over to the more efficient online booking process, ResOnline is offering accommodation property managers the option of connecting to Book it Now and a few other online accommodation websites through a free version of their service.
Director Jonathan Staskun described the benefits of the integration saying “The free offering will give many smaller accommodation properties the opportunity to compete with the larger hotels by displaying rates and availability online”. The offer is also bound to be hugely beneficial to consumers who want the instant online booking. Jonathan Staskun went on to explain that “...the new integration with ResOnline will allow us to greatly increase the number of hotels displayed on our website, all offering best available rates to the consumer”.
The recent integration with the ResOnline service, is part of Book it Now’s current plan to expand their base of accommodation options that can be booked online with instant confirmation. Book it Now has already successfully integrated with most of the other companies in Australia offering similar booking systems to ResOnline. These include Pegasus, Beds24, Update242, Channelmanager.com.au and Netrooms. In the months ahead, the company expects to expand on this with additional integrations with other booking systems located within and beyond the country.