Hotel Distribution Technology Index

March 1, 2016 SnapShot Team

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Some time ago we put together the Hotel Distribution Chart that was received in the industry with great success. We wanted to expand upon that chart by making an "index" or list of the the hotel distribution companies on the market so hoteliers and hotel tech companies can refer to it for future uses. So in addition to the chart, which we're planning to regularly update. Here is the hotel distribution technology index. Note, as hotel technology changes and is almost infinitely granular, it is more than likely that some companies and tools are missing. We've included a form at the bottom of this list so you can alert us of anything that should be added. 

UPDATE: We've since greatly expanded on this idea and have released the Hotel Technology Index. New Call-to-action




CHART AND INDEX STRUCTURE:

We've divided the index in three main categories, covering the three main channels or public of hotel distribution. These three categories are Online distribution, Travel Agencies and Tour Operators and Meetings and events. Each category is then subdivided into four sections which are Distribution Tools, Aggregation Platforms, Selling/Booking and Marketing. 

With one addition which is the underlying technology products that support all channels such as Property Management Systems and Revenue Management Systems. 

0. Support Systems

a. Property Management Systems
b. Revenue Management Systems

1. Online Distribution

a. Distribution Tools
b. Aggregation Platforms
c. Selling/Booking
d. Marketing

2. Travel Agencies and Tour Operators

a. Distribution Tools
b. Aggregation Platforms
c. Selling/Booking
d. Marketing

3. Meetings and Events

a. Distribution Tools
b. Aggregation Platforms
c. Selling/Booking
d. Marketing


Support Systems

Support Systems are those systems that work on all channels, they aren't specific to a single distribution method they monitor the various systems. 

Property Management Systems

5stelle*
Agilysys Visual One
Alacer
AmonRa
base7booking
Brilliant PMPro (Itesso)
Citadel
Clock
Cloudbeds
Eviivo
FITS
GMS Zentrale
Guestline
Hart
Hoist
Hetras
Hotel Time
Ibelsa
IDPMS - Hotel concepts (Itesso)
Itesso ELS
Infor
Jazotel
Kigo
Laserline
Lodgegate
Medialog
MEWS
Newhotel
Opera Property by Oracle Hospitality
Otello Hospitality ERP
Planet Winner
Prologic
Protel
Room Master
Roomer
SabeeApp
Sihot
Sliverbyte
Stardekk
Suite 8 by Oracle Hospitality
Topsys
TMS Indra

Revenue Management Systems

BookingSuite RateManager
Duetto
EzyRMS
IdeaS
performNG


Online Distribution

Online distribution is an extremely broad category and we're aware of that but looking at the technology landscape for hotel distribution this was the only way to categorize it without breaking it down into too many different parts. It comprises OTAs, hotel website, search advertising, meta-search advertising and more. 

Distribution Tools

Channel Managers
Availpro
Cubilis
ChinaOnline
eRevMax
FastBooking
SiteMinder

Meta-Search Managers
DerbySoft Metasearch Manager
Koddi
MyHotelShop
Net Affinity
HotelsCombined

Central Reservation Systems
Availpro
FastBooking
iHotelier - TravelClick
Pegasus
rezNG
SynXis - Sabre
Trust - Sabre
VerticalBooking

Internet Booking Engine
BookAssist BookingEngine
FastBooking
Net Affinity
SimpleBooking

Aggregation Platforms

Content Management Systems
Joomla
Jtoow
WordPress

Selling/Booking Tools

Website Builders
BookingSuite
BookingFactory
Canvas - SiteMinder
InstaSite - SynXis
Net Affinity
Vizzly

Marketing Tools

Meta-Search Platforms
Google Hotel Ads
Kayak
TripAdvisor
Trivago
Hipmunk

Online Travel Agents
Booking.com
Expedia
Hotels.com
HRS
Travelocity

Online Tour Operators
Amoma
Ltur

Search Engine Advertising
Bing Ads
Google AdWords
Yahoo Ads

Social Media
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
YouTube


Travel Agencies and Tour Operators

Travel Agents and Tour Operators share some tools of Online Distribution but there are additional tech companies and products for that category that makes this a category of its own. 

Distribution Tools

Global Distribution System
Amadeus
Sabre
Travelport

Leisure Global Distribution System
Bewotec
MySabre Merlin
TraviAustria
tt bistroportal

Switch / Online Distribution Database
Dhisco

Wholesaler
AIC Travel Group
HotelsPro
GTA
Metglobal
RoomsXML.com
TouricoHolidays.com
Travco

Aggregation Platforms

Travel Management Company
El Corte Ingles
Thomas Cook Travel
TUI Travel

Travel Agency
American Express Travel
BCD Travel
BTI
Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Egencia

Tour Operators
Dertour
Travelplan

Selling/Booking Tools

Corporate self-booking tools
Amadeus e-Travel Management
Concur
GetThere
Lanyon

Marketing Tools

Travel Agent (GDS) Media


Meetings and Events Distribution

Meetings and Events again overlaps with the previous categories as well, however this is one of the most complex distribution channels for both hotels and Meeting Planners who need to arrange hundreds if not thousands of rooms as once in cities that often don't have single hotel properties to manage these volumes.  

Distribution Tools

RFP Automation Tools
Delphi+
Groupize
Lanyon
Nexus
Passkey
Sabre RFP for Hotels
vairRes

Aggregation Platforms

Meeting Booking Tools
meetago
Meetingbookers.com

Selling/Booking Tools

Okanda


 

CONCLUSION:

The Hotel distribution technology landscape is broad with hundreds of players sometimes in single categories (look at PMS providers for example) this index is constantly evolving work where we need feedback from providers around the world to make it as accurate and complete as possible. If we missed your company or a provider you know about, please give us the information in the form below so we can update the list and ensure everyone is in there. 


 

What did we miss?

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