Although the Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) are most commonly seen as an obstacle in getting direct reservations, this isn’t the case with Bidroom. We are not your typical middleman. As a commission-free platform, Bidroom.com is simply a great, new direct reservation sales channel for your hotel.
UNLIMITED DIRECT RESERVATIONS. FOREVER. FOR FREE.
The small, one-time setup fee is the only payment you will ever make to Bidroom. As soon as your account gets activated, you will be listed on our website for as long as you wish. What’s so great about Bidroom is the fact that we don’t charge any commission or any other fees for the bookings you receive. We offer you an extra distribution channel, which exposes your hotel to the community of frequent travelers and gets you direct reservations with low cancellation rate, helping you maximize your revenue. Additionally, there are no contracts, parity agreements or room allotments. It really is as simple as it sounds. The only thing we require from you is to give at least 5% discount to our members off your rates at other booking platforms.
GET THE BEST OUT OF BIDROOM
Being listed at Bidroom.com is just the first step. Think of Bidroom as of a tool for increasing the number of direct reservations you receive. In other words, make sure that your Bidroom hotel page looks as good as it possibly can. This means adding high-quality pictures, exhaustive descriptions, accurate location on the map and so on.
Furthermore, try to tool around with the discount rate and the benefits that you offer. Those two factors are crucial for determining your ranking on the results page. For example, if you set your discount percentage to 10% and select four benefits, your rank evaluation will be 14, and you will rank higher on the search results page than a hotel which has put in 12% discount and chose only one benefit (total ranking evaluation would be 13 in this case). Simply put, offering Free Wi-Fi or a Restaurant Discount – for example – will improve your visibility, which is key for getting direct reservations. Try out different discount/benefits combinations and see which one brings you the biggest conversion. You can change all these settings in your Hotel Admin Panel.
DIRECT LINK EQUALS DIRECT RESERVATIONS
Let us introduce to you the newest feature of Bidroom.com – the website link button.
What it is, it’s an opportunity to put a link to your hotel’s website on your Bidroom hotel page. Contrary to other companies offering this service to hotels, we do it completely for free. It’s a powerful tool for getting more visitors, and even more direct bookings.
Here is all you need to do, to have your link displayed on Bidroom.com:
If you’re new to Bidroom, and haven’t signed your hotel up yet, put the address of your website in the dedicated box of the registration form.
If you’re already on Bidroom, go to your administration panel, then select “Edit Hotel” tab, and put the address of your website in the hotel website box illustrated below.
Go get your direct reservations with Bidroom!