TeaPot is a new system aimed to provide Hotels/Resorts, Hotel Consolidators, Hotel Representatives and Hotel Marketing Organizations with a direct and easy to use access to the major worldwide Travel Distribution Networks – GDS distribution and Internet Travel Sites (Travelocity.com, Lastminute.com, Worldres.com, and many 1000’s). All this though just one single system.
Currently TeaPot Global Booking Network gives the Hotels real-time visibility and booking functionality on over 3, 100 travel website, including:
TeaPot is under constant enhancments of distribution networks, aimed to progressively enlarge the number of reservations though electronic media.
Control Allocation – The system enables you to allocate maximum booking allowed per agent or network or booking engines. Negotiated Rates – The travel industry is full of corporations and travel agencies who only book at properties that provide direct, negotiated rates. The system can deliver negotiated hotel rates to these Corporations and Agents via
Control Price – Helps you to strategically price your rooms with your real-time rates. You may decide to setup up higher or lower rates. For your agents and on each of the distribution channels. Net Rate/Merchant Model Programs – The Merchant Model is increasingly valued by many Hospitality providers as a good source of reservations. TeaPot can help you easily manage your Net Rate/Merchant Model inventory and rates.
These systems are also known as ADS (Alternate Distribution System). These are large databases which are widely distributed over the Internet. The existing connections are: -WorldRes.com (content distributed over 2000 web sites including yahoo: lodging guide, travelinside.de, hotelguide.com, resortandlodges.com, bestlodging.com etc.)
There are 2 of such network already in place : United Kingdom & Australia
These networks are continuously growing as the Travel Agents can process reservations at a lower cost for them, compared to the GDS.
New web sites and Booking Engines are continuously being added.
There are 4 GDS systems in the world, connected to approximately 800,000 travel agencies:
The Hotel’s website may be enhanced with online booking functionality. It is a simple button placed in the Hotel’s website, linked to inventory and rates database. This button enables visitors to make reservations with real time confirmation without leaving the Hotel’s website.
This is done using the system “WebCRS – Web based Central Reservation System