What is a Channel Manager?

A Channel Manager in the hospitality industry is a software that automates the distribution of hotel rooms, B&Bs, Vacation Rentals and other accommodation types, onto listing websites (channels) where travellers can book. A Channel Manager will instantly update rates, calendar and often also content, and therefore saving the property manager a lot of time, reducing manual mistakes and increasing the number of bookings.

Below is a list of 40 worldwide channel managers. When choosing a Channel Manager it's important to look at their core business, whether it's hotels, vacation rentals, B&Bs etc... as this will dictate the type of consumer-focused websites they can connect to.

Name Country Channels integrated Core business VR or Hotels Works with Vacation Rental websites?
Rentals United Spain 60 VR Yes and hotel sites
Octorate Italy 120 Hotels Yes
Siteminder USA 400 Hotels No
DIRS21 Germany 31 Hotels No
BeMyGuest Italy 250 Hotels No, only iCal
Guestdiary Ireland 12 Hotels No
Novaresa France 250 Hotels No, only iCal
KE-Booking France 9 Hotels No
FlatsWire France 6 VR Yes
D-edge France 300 Hotels No
Elloha France 100 Hotels Yes
AmicHotel Italy 120 Hotels No, only iCal
SimpleBooking Italy 100 Hotels No
BookingOne Italy 250 Hotels No, only iCal
Booking Expert Italy 200 Hotels Yes
Reseliva Turkey 60 Hotels No, only iCal
Eviivo UK 100 Hotels Yes
Hotetec Spain 60 Hotels No
Wubook Italy 60 Hotels No
Cubilis Belgium 200 Hotels No
Channel-Manager Italy 2 Hotels No, only iCal
Avantio Spain 60 VR Yes
Guestcentric USA 300 Hotels Yes
Easybooking Austria 30 Hotels No, only iCal
Beds24 Germany 60 B&B Yes
ResOnline Australia 100 VR Yes
Red Awning USA 100 Hotels Yes
Kigo Spain 35 VR Yes
RateTiger USA 30 Hotels No
AxisRooms India 50 Hotels Yes
Staah New Zealand 250 Hotels No, only iCal
NextPax The Netherlands 150 VR Yes
RMS Australia 70 Hotels No
Booking Manager The Netherlands 30 Hotels Yes and hotel sites
Myallocator USA 100 Hotels Yes
Supercontrol UK 50 VR Yes
MyBookingPal USA 40 VR Yes
Sirvoy Ireland 14 Hotels No, only iCal