Should I build a channel manager (travel portal)?
I've been running a travel business for past 5 years. We are a DMC for a specific destination.
We use multiple software products to manage our inventory of vehicles and hotel rooms.
I am now planning to develop my own portal with self-contracting hotel rooms. The challenge we now face is few hotels are unable to provide us a dedicated slot of rooms and upon investigation they replied us that a lot of rooms are booked through OTA and hence providing dedicated rooms is not possible.
Hence we decided to build a channel manager by ourselves so that we can have live inventory.
Are we going in the right direction or completely lost in technology? Please advise.
asked Mar 24, 2019
answered Mar 25, 2019