The Odysseus Hotel Booking Engine is designed to automate processes and reduce time and effort required to research and complete a hotel booking. It includes links to media files & rich content to assist with selecting the right hotel property during the shopping process. The application even uses innovative responsive technology that automatically adjusts the screen display layout based on the type of device being used to access the booking engine.
This Online B2B, B2C and B2B2C application hosted by Odysseus provides a seamless online experience by customizing the headers, footers and style sheets based on a Clients specific branding. Complete private label versions are also supported where Odysseus can change the layout to meet a client’s specific requirements. Access to Hotel content is currently provided via Expedia Alliance Network and Tourico Holidays, however additional content sources can be easily added (note additional fees may apply).
The Odysseus Hotel Booking Engine is a Business (B2B), Business to Consumer (B2C) and Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C) application.
Multiple Language capability includes UK & US English, Spanish, Lithuanian, Bulgarian, Russian, Hebrew & French. Only portions of application have been translated for some of the languages listed, however Clients have access to a feature which helps them easily translate portions as well.
Mobile Friendly application uses innovative responsive technology that automatically adjusts the layout of the Booking Engine display based on the type of device being used.
Currency supported includes USD, however additional currencies can be added easily if provider supports the option.
Currency Exchange Management tools available to display a single price to customer regardless of the currency the product is sourced in.
Brand Management provides a customizable look and feel and uses unique sub-hosted Domains to protect customer identity.
Client purchased SSL certificates are required to access all parts of the application and ensure secured processing of transactions.
Email communication to customers using your email address, logo, etc. provides easy access for all booking related questions.
Booking Reminders can send automatic emails to Customers’ and /or Agents based on various booking parameters. For example, this tool can be used to send automatic reminders to customers holding a reservation reminding them that their payment is due.
Manage Bookings with Full Payment capability and support of cancelation policies. Hotel content currently provided by Tourico.
Hotel Images and Descriptions provide client’s information needed to make the best selection.
Reporting capabilities include Search Statistics (Look to Book Ratio), Booking Statistics, Advanced Booking Search and Customer Profile Search.
Affiliate & Distribution Network features allow you to quickly add affiliate Users and websites with the ability to easily customize the look and feel of each including headers, footers, style sheets, email addresses & company name. Profile Management as well as Preferences Management provide the ability to turn on/off a number of available features.
User Management allows your Consumer & Travel Agent Booking Engine to use a single online booking engine with role based access to features and Profile Management.
Online Knowledgebase & Support ensures experienced development and support staff is available around the clock.
The Booking Engine is hosted by Odysseus, however you can customize the headers, footers as well as the look and feel to provide a seamless online experience for customers visiting your website(s). The administration section has several powerful features which give you the control to manage your business. Some of these features worth noting include:
- An “Affiliate” model that allows you to quickly add affiliate users & websites.
- Detailed descriptions linked to media files & rich content to assist in the shopping process.
- Reporting capabilities to allow you to easily track your business.
- Easy to use application has agents selling faster
- Customizable to maintain your own brand identify
- No limit on number of websites you can have –or- the number of users
- Online knowledgebase and support available around the clock