Grow your direct bookings by up to 20% with no added commissions using the Cloudbeds Booking Engine. Plus, share less revenue with OTAs and third parties.
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Own the booking experience
Turn your hotel website into your top-performing booking channel
Built to drive direct bookings, the Cloudbeds Booking Engine easily integrates with any website to capture reservations from all distribution channels.
Boost occupancy by offering multiple rates
Offer a range of rate plans, such as breakfast included, early-bird rate, extended-stay discounts, and more to encourage bookings and upgrades.
Convert more website visitors
Keep visitors on your own website with the built-in rate checker. Let them compare rates at a glance, giving them confidence that your website offers the best available price.
Maximize revenue with upsells and promotions
Expand your revenue potential for each reservation by offering enticing add-ons, package deals, and promotional codes. Attract guests year-round with seasonal promotions and discounts.
Get direct access to your guests
Design your booking experience from start to finish, from tailoring the look and feel to match your brand to directly accessing your guest contact information and data.
Customize your booking engine to match your website
Deliver a seamless online booking experience by personalizing your booking engine to match your Cloudbeds website’s brand and design.
Simplify booking across devices
Allow guests to make an online reservation from any device using a simple two-step booking process.
Reach more travelers worldwide
The Cloudbeds Booking Engine allows website visitors to complete their reservation in their preferred language and currency, providing an inclusive booking experience while granting you access to a global audience.
Prevent lost bookings at the final stage of the journey
Experience the convenience of processing direct bookings 24/7/365, no matter where your guests are booking from. With real-time integration, your guests can enjoy a smooth and hassle-free booking process.
Choose from reputable payment processors
Optimize your payment processing capabilities by integrating with a wide range of trusted payment gateways and processors, including renowned options like Stripe, PayPal, and PayU.
Ensure data security and compliance
Cloudbeds Payments is fully compliant with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) and follows the Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) guidelines. Process payments confidently, knowing your guests' sensitive data is always protected.
Streamline payment processing, minimize errors
Process payments accurately and instantly, freeing up time for your front desk staff and guests.
Instead of customers seeing us on social media and going on an OTA, they will now go directly to our website because they can see they can pay by credit card. So our volume of direct bookings has had a crazy growth last year.
- Thomas K. Petersen, Managing Partner, Himmapana Villas
Increase your profitability and direct bookings with the Cloudbeds Booking Engine
Real-time reporting and analytics
Stay ahead of your competition with an online booking engine that performs. Keep track of your online bookings with robust reports, statistics, and advanced tracking. Plus, save time and own your guest experience with customizable emails.
Gain comprehensive insights with In-depth reports, statistics, and analytics
Save time and enhance your guest experience with customizable, automated guest emails
Create more opportunities to grow your online reservations by integrating your social network accounts
Optimize your direct booking strategy
Guest booking patterns continue to evolve, but keeping up with the changes can be hard. The Cloudbeds Booking Engine is purposely built to provide up-to-date digital signals to ensure you can reach and convert potential guests when they are ready to book.
Use Google Analytics to track and generate reports on every shopper that passes through your booking engine.
Build an SEO-enhanced website to increase search visibility and boost conversions.
Increase revenue & drive website bookings from metasearch engines like Google, Tripadvisor, and Trivago.
Rate & Inventory support
Streamline your booking processes and enhance your revenue management strategy with our comprehensive rate and inventory support features.
Let guests search availability across all of your hotel portfolio or different properties to find the best fit
Simplify the rate comparison process with a smart rate checker widget that works without leaving your website
Create multiple rate plans, room types, promo codes and special offers
Real reviews from lodging businesses like yours
"I wanted a one-stop shop. 54% of our revenue now comes from direct bookings."
Owner of The Vaquero Motel
"Cloudbeds is so simple and really helped me understand some of the more difficult concepts, develop strategies, and better train staff members to deliver memorable experiences to guests."
General Manager at The ZERO Box Lodge Porto
"With Cloudbeds I have a system that’s both easy to use and robust, helping me provide an exceptional and safe experience for my guests."
Owner of The Cabot Lodge
"Everything is smoother with Cloudbeds. Our channel manager, PMS and Booking Engine are fully integrated."
Operations Manager at Flor Parks Hotel
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What is booking engine software in the hotel industry?
A booking engine (also known as IBE or Internet Booking Engine) is a software application used by lodging businesses to capture direct reservations anywhere a guest might be online. Typically integrated into a hotel’s website and social media channels, its primary function is to collect reservation and credit card information from guests and integrate this data with other hotel management software such as a PMS, channel manager or CRS.
Think of your hotel booking system as a bridge between potential guests and your property, facilitating a seamless user experience without the need for third-party intervention via online travel agencies (OTAs), GDSs, travel agencies, or online marketplaces.
How do modern booking engine systems work?
A modern booking engine offers guests real-time availability, secure payment processing, and instant confirmations, facilitating a seamless online shopping experience. It can be customized to fit your brand, cater to international audiences with multi-language and currency options, and offer add-ons or upsells to help you increase revenue.
Today, independent hotels can choose an integrated booking engine that seamlessly collects and sends reservation details and payment information to their property management system (PMS), channel manager, payment gateway, and more.
What counts as a commission-free booking?
A commission-free booking is any reservation made directly through your reservation system, where no additional fees are charged to the hotel to secure a booking. This means that when guests reserve a room, you don’t have to pay a percentage of the booking cost to a third party, such as travel agents, OTAs, or other external booking sites, which can range anywhere from 15-30%.
What data is included in hotel booking engine reports?
An integrated hotel booking engine has in-depth reporting capabilities since data is centralized from your PMS and channel manager. These reports can shed light on booking trends, conversion rates, average length of stay, and guest preferences, all in a user-friendly view to help guide decision-making.
How can I include upsells and add-ons on my booking engine?
Your booking engine can introduce guests to upsells in-house and with your partners that can enhance their stay and increase your overall revenue. Depending on your property type (ie. hotel, b&b, or hostel), you can offer upgrades like bike rentals, city tours, or wine tastings - all available at the point of booking, where guests can add on upsells and pay using methods such as debit or credit cards.