The integration with ibblue, the official accommodation metasearch engine for organisations, official entities, tourist destinations, associations and any group of accommodations “which enables the listing and direct booking on the accommodation website, without intermediaries”, is now ready for our clients.
The functionality of this connectivity is summarised in six steps:
- ibblue has a search box on the official website of the destination, association or official entity
- Visitor starts search (check-in date, check-out date and persons)
- The result is listed with the price of the available accommodation
- The visitor selects the desired accommodation and starts the booking process
- The booking process continues on the official website of the selected accommodation
- The visitor finalises the booking on the official website of the accommodation.
The characteristics of ibblue are, as its managers explain, that “it is not a travel agency, nor a channel manager, nor does it require maintenance by the accommodation/entity”.
Where do guests arrive at your hotel with ibblue?
Del mercado local, nacional e internacional: de todos los lugares en los que la propia web del destino o asociación esté presente.
What are the hotel contracting destinations?
From the local, national and international market: wherever the destination or association’s own website is present.
What does the integration with Dingus® bring to ibblue?
“It enables direct sales from the hotel’s own booking engine, without the need for maintenance or additional mapping. The client can make upgrades in the engine itself and pay directly to the hotel”
Connectivities are an essential and strategic part of Dingus®
We are dedicated to each of them in an intensive way, ensuring not only that they meet the needs and priorities of our customers, but also that they offer the maximum possible functionality and profitability. As a technological partner of the hotel establishment for commercial management – from availability distribution to reservation management – and taking into account all the technical evolution of the sector, we consider as connectivities from the services added to the web (such as chatbots and sales reinforcement messages), to sales management tools, reservations and collections, through sales and distribution channels.
We have our own integration protocols, something that allows us to adapt to the technical, commercial and operational needs of each sales channel, making the most of the functionalities of our tools. And since we are constantly evolving them according to the needs of the market and our clients, we have the agility to transfer those product and market advances to our integrations. By opting for integrations based on our APIs, we achieve greater agility of integration and incorporation of sales channels to our portfolio, which exceeds 500 connectivities. Thanks to the interconnection of all of them with more than 1,300 hotels in 28 countries and 51 destinations, we manage more than 2 billion product search requests per month.
And with the Dingus® DataHotel analytics platform…
It extracts value from the data generated by hotel bookings and searches. It allows the analysis and evaluation of data obtained from different sources to get a better perspective of sales results and future trends. This facilitates decision making based on real information and data.
Cristina Torres. Corporate communication and media relations