Guide

Selling through online travel agents

Introduction

The way customers book their travel and accommodation has changed. There is a shift towards booking every aspect of the journey online.

Consumers are drawn to online travel agents and hotel booking websites like Booking.com and Expedia. These websites and mobile apps offer customers a variety of options for planning their journeys. Customers can easily filter and compare a range of accommodation options from one site.

Because of how popular these sites are, it has become almost essential for accommodation providers to use them to remain competitive. These sites could put your business in front of a large global audience. However, the commission they charge could reduce your profit margins.

This guide highlights the advantages and disadvantages of selling through online travel agents. It outlines how to choose an online travel agent to work with. The guide includes top tips for selling through online travel agents.