Do you integrate with Channel Managers, PMS & Reservation Systems
We integrate in 2 ways with Channel Managers, as well as having our own extranet system:
- iCal integration
- API integration
iCal is a one-way pulling of your room availability from your Channel Manager, PMS, Res system, or other channels like Airbnb.
iCal tends to be used by smaller Stays who manage each room individually. Each calendar in an iCal system is for a single room.
We have a list of tested iCal systems here: https://help.nomadstays.com/681518-Tested-iCal-Suppliers
Larger properties and hotels tend to use 'room types' instead of individual rooms. For exmple you are more likely to book a 'double room' when staying at a hotel rather an individual room like 'Sea View Room'.
Our API integrations are focused on:
- Pulling your latest availability, and
- Sending bookings to your Channel Manager/PMS/Res system.
Full API integration tends to be used by larger Stays who sell multiple quantities of the same room type. The actual room allocated to a guest is done on check-in.
If you don't have either a Channel Manager or PMS then, with our permission, you can use our own extranet to update your availability.
This works on a 'free sale' basis where you give us the right to sell your room without checking first. Each room sold reduces our availability.
You can also reduce availability by one of two ways:
- Either 'blocking' out dates when you are full from other sources or closed, or
- Reducing the quantity of free-sale rooms you give us
Extranets do take more effort to maintain as each change of availability (like a booking) that happens independently of our system needs to be updated in our system. With Nomad Stays typically placing longer 1-month long bookings it certainly makes it worth your while to keep us up to date.