TL Channel Manager outperforms similar services in data delivery speed. It only takes 5–7 seconds to update data across channels. According to Booking.com, this speed reduces overbookings to just 1 per 1000 reservations.
In 2016, Booking.com awarded TL Channel Manager with the Preferred IT Provider status, which is the most esteemed rank for channel managing software.
The channel manager is integrated with a TravelLine booking engine. When a reservation is made via the booking engine on your website, availability is automatically adjusted in all sales channels.
It also works with the order reversed — when a reservation is made via any sales channel, website availability is adjusted right away.
TL Channel Manager is also integrated with popular PMSs. Upload price rates and availability to your management system as usual, and TL Channel Manager will deliver it to your sales channels.
All reservations made via the channels will be registered in your PMS automatically.
If you don’t use a PMS, you’ll be able to manage your online sales via the channels from the TravelLine account.
You’ll see all available channels in your TL Channel Manager account, along with an instruction on how to activate each of them.
The activation procedure depends on each sales channel’s peculiarities. The process usually includes these steps:
you send a request, receive a confirmation, and match room categories and price rates in a channel and in your TravelLine account.
When you’re done, you start automatic data exchange with the channel.
A reservation is delivered from a sales channel to your hotel in 3–7 seconds. It takes just as much for a channel to receive price rates or availability updates.
You can track delivery of any update in your TL Channel Manager account.
The channel manager works in accordance with international PCI DSS standards. For instance, temporary login credentials are generated to access a guest's payment card,
and are deleted after the guest checks out.
Data is exchanged under a strict security policy, which means that all information is fully secured when being transferred to any sales channel.