Which Online Booking Sites Work Best for Small Hotels? [Slides]

To reach the millions of international travelers who are booking accommodation online, you need to partner with online booking sites.

The hard part is making sure the partnerships you do strike are perfectly suited to your small property. How can you tell that they will actually send guests to your small hotel?

We’ve created a list of the most profitable booking sites for small accommodation providers across the globe – based on what actually worked for our customers in 2015.

So, the best Booking Sites for Small Accommodation Providers are…

#10 – Budgetplaces

Budgetplaces was born in Barcelona, and now has over 50 destination-focused websites. They focus on directly contracting 1, 2, and 3 star hotels, hostels, apartments and bed and breakfasts worldwide. There are no set-up fees, maintenance costs, end-of-month bills, or binding contracts to sign up.

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#9 – Hotelbeds

Hotelbeds is a global business-to-business bedbank who connect properties to online travel agencies (OTAs), retail agencies, tour operators and airlines.

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#8 – Ctrip

As China’s leading travel website, Ctrip offer over 900,000 listings to its member base of 141 million members. Ctrip is a strong brand within China and dominates the local market.

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#7 – Orbitz

Orbitz Worldwide operates Orbitz.com, CheapTickets.com, ebookers.com, HotelClub.com, RatesToGo.com, Asia-Hotels.com, RatesToGo.com, Asia-Hotels.com and OrbitzforBusiness.com. You can target your audience in many ways, including participating in major campaigns and exclusive promotions, and using creative dynamic package pricing.

Want to connect? Learn more here.

#6 – GTA Travel

GTA Travel is a well-known global wholesaler of hotels, and has been in operation for over 40 years. Each day, they process tens of thousands of bookings, and each year, they sell 12 million room nights in more than 25 languages online and throughout the world. They are particularly strong in mid range 3* and 4* properties.

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#5 – LateRooms

LateRooms gives you access to its website users, as well as its sister site, AsiaRooms.com. Through it, you expose your property to lots of different types of bookers, but they have a strong presence amongst last minute bargain hunters. They put your hotel in extensive advertising campaigns, driving more and more customers to the site. They also have partnerships with over 1,500 affiliate sites throughout the internet.

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#4 – Agoda

Agoda is part of the Priceline group, and it is one of the fastest-growing online hotel platforms worldwide. It is most prominent in Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, and Taiwan. It operates in 38 different languages, and has over 11 million hotel reviews.

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#3 – Hostelworld

Hostelworld.com is the world’s leading hostel-focused online booking platform, selling your property through its website and over 3,500 distribution partners (including Lonely Planet), in 23 different languages. It recently acquired another popular hostel accommodation website called Hostelbookers.

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#2 – Expedia

Expedia is a major player in the OTA space. In total, they own 200+ travel booking sites, 150+ mobile websites in nearly 70 countries and 35 languages. Part of their suite of websites are the likes of Hotels.com, Orbitz, Egencia, Travelocity, Hotwire, and Trivago.

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#1 – Booking.com

Also a part of the Priceline group, Booking.com is the world’s biggest accommodation website. More than 6.3 million room nights are booked on the site every week (over 950,000 per day). They have recently expanded their inventory into the small accommodation provider market – especially family-run bed and breakfasts, self-catering apartments, and vacation rentals.

Want to connect? Learn more.

But wait… there’s more!

Download our comprehensive report, The Most Profitable Booking Sites for Small Hotels in 2016 to see:

  • Most profitable sites by country (USA, Canada UK, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand)
  • Complete online travel agency (OTA) profiles
  • Suggestions on OTAs to partner with according to what kind of guest you are trying to attract
  • A guide on how to screen potential OTAs


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