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The Indirect Online Channel
What are the most important trends in the indirect online channel? To begin with, now is the time to start working with fewer third party intermediaries (TPI’s), and at drastically lower margins (e.g. 15%-18%).
Smart hoteliers deal only with TPI’s that can access the hotel inventory electronically (through the hotel PMS, brand CRS, Pegasus or the GDS), and not via manual extranets. These hoteliers work in strict rate parity, use dynamic TPI margins (higher when you need the TPI’s, lower when you don’t), and prohibit TPI’s from using trademarked property names for their PPC and search engine marketing campaigns.
Other ways to shift consumers from TPI’s to the hotel website include unique product offerings found only on the hotel site (e.g. romantic getaways, bed and breakfast packages, etc.), and launching or enhancing the hotel loyalty programme.