In this chapter, you will explore the technical considerations involved in getting your business ready for connected distribution. Learn how to choose the best online booking system for your business, the importance of APIs, and the relevance of channel managers in tourism businesses. Access the toolkit below to find out more.
This toolkit is packed with helpful resources which can be viewed online or downloaded for free. They are designed to support you as you participate in this workstream.
In this toolkit you will find
Expert advice on choosing a suitable online booking system for your business
Needs assessment checklist to help gauge what you need from your online booking system
Vendor assessment checklist to help you evaluate potential partners
Key considerations for you to evaluate when assessing channel manager systems
Top tips for implementing digital ticketing
Get a preview of what’s covered in this chapter
Find out what connected distribution success looks like and how an online booking system and a well-thought-out distribution strategy can help you meet your business goals.
Download the needs assessment checklist for chapter 3 [XLSX 259kb]
Use this checklist to assess what you need from your online booking system
Download the vendor assessment checklist [XLSX 263kb]
Use this checklist to help you evaluate potential partners
Download Connected Distribution Glossary of Terms [PDF 513kb]
Refer to the Glossary of Terms to understand key terms from the Connected Distribution workstream.