"The market for direct from web site booking engines has matured greatly in that time, but there is still a huge opportunity for hotels to drive secure online bookings directly from their own web sites and social media channels.” Marcus Cent, CEO
(PRWEB) November 14, 2012
iBooking.com announces the launch of an entirely free hotel booking engine based on the highly successful hotel web site booking engine, iBooking Hotel
iBooking.com, a specialist provider of online booking and ticketing engines, has today announced the launch of an entirely free version of their flagship hotel booking engine product, iBooking Hotel. Launched in 2003, iBooking.com focuses on providing highly functional booking and ticketing engines used directly on the web sites of hotels, venues and travel businesses. iBooking Hotel has been in continuous development for 9 years and is one of the most fully featured booking engines used on the web sites of independent and small-chain hotels. Available globally, in more than 20 languages, the product allows the hotelier to directly control their own online booking channel, working entirely alongside 3rd booking channels.
Commenting on the release of iBooking Hotel Free, Marcus Cent, Managing Director of iBooking.com says, “We’ve been providing online booking engines for nearly a decade and really understand the needs of our customers. The market for direct from web site booking engines has matured greatly in that time, but there is still a huge opportunity for hotels to drive secure online bookings directly from their own web sites and social media channels. This is the market we focus on and iBooking Hotel Free is a great choice for any independent hotelier”. He adds, “We decided to launch a free product as a way to shake up the market, to allow prospective customers a completely no-obligation way to test drive our product, and to help promote the importance of looking at digital channels as a key route to reaching end customers for independent hoteliers and other forms of accommodation provider.”
According to iBooking.com, the new product is unrivalled in the market in terms of functionality, flexibility and ease of integration. A completely custom hotel booking engine can be created directly from the iBooking.com web site using a very simple wizard process, and takes less than 10 minutes to configure. The system includes automatic generation of a booking button that uses a simple copy and paste to allow immediate linking of the booking engine to any host web site. A simple upgrade path allows any free customer the ability to move up to the company’s standard product which operates on a more traditional commission model.
The market for direct bookings from the hotel web site is vast and still growing rapidly. iBooking serves customers globally with accounts in United Kingdom, Europe, China and Australia. The company operates from offices in the United Kingdom and Dubai. More information on the iBooking free hotel booking engine from http://hotel.ibooking.com/free/