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Hotel CRS stands for hotel central reservation system and is commonly used in resort and hotel industry. CRS or central reservation system is a computerized system that revolves around storage and distribution of information concerning resorts, hotels and host of lodging facilities. Do have a look at following link:
CRS as a tool is used to reach the global distribution system or GDS along with internet distribution system from a single point system. Hotel managers use this tool to manage their online sales and marketing avenues. They also project their rates and availabilities which are easily viewable by the sales channel i.e. the online travel agencies team aligned with CRS.
Some of the primary functions in CRS as below
Fully flexible and scalable for growing business.
Platform which is easier to use.
Manageability of rates, availability and content or information from single point of entry.
Connectivity of hotels to GDS, online travel agents as well as mobile booking engines.
Multiple distribution channels emphasized with channel manager usage.
Now lets understand, what information is stored in Hotel CRS. Information includes room types, room rates, conditions, inventories, plan rate architecture, reservation information, graphical information in the form of video, pictures and detailed hotel information like address, phone and fax numbers and geographical code information.
Hotel CRS reporting module is very important and calls for a number of standard reports. System reports are those reports which can be run daily, weekly, monthly or yearly and sometimes on need based request. Some of the basic reports include for expected arrivals, reservation, property forecasting, property details, agent activity and daily booking activity summary.
So CRS can be conceptualized as backend office system of a booking engine which enables administration of rates and availabilities with ease and comfort. It also involves the management of statistical evolution of all incoming reservations.
In a nutshell, with the presence of Hotel CRS, travelers can search for more hotels and book them in a more efficient manner, as it works like a hotel’s central reservation system.
Here are few ways CRS benefits a company and travelers
While travelers reserve their requirements over the hotel spread, convenience and efficiency comes into picture.
Travel policy compliance increases as travelers use company-preferred booking or reservation channels
From company’s viewpoint, as hotel booking data which is very vital is captured, this data is used for performance measurements and sometimes supplier negotiations.
Traveler satisfaction is boosted as the tool is more user-friendly.
2016 will take Online Hotel Reservations to Next LEVEL
With a survey done 2015 end, travel software companies in United States, Europe and India, hotel reservation software with GDS connectivity, is the fastest growing category. Top hotel APIs like Amadeus gds system, GTA, expedia, hotelbeds and DOTW are giving access to top hotel inventory in niche geographies. Hotel aggregators are setting up top hotel booking software to sell unsold inventories of hotels at the last minutes.