I am purchasing a small boutique hotel with 2 business partners. This is a small project, there are 9 rooms and average value of the room is roughly $80/night. I have a background in marketing, although not in hospitality so I am learning as much as possible. Currently the business is generating all of its bookings via Booking.com & TripAdvisor.
My initial thoughts were why not start taking bookings from more booking sites as you are only paying a commission on bookings anyway. I appreciate that there may be disadvantages to registering with lots of sites though so wanted to get some advice…
What are the pros & cons of receiving bookings from multiple booking sites? For reference we were considering keeping Booking com & TripAdvisor and adding Expedia, Hotels.com and 1 other. The hotel is based in Europe.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!