TripAdvisor to launch pricing display for independent hotels in late 2013
Similar to what Google Hotel Finder offers today, TripAdvisor will launch a new service called TripAdvisor Collect that will allow hotels to participate in meta search pricing display and automatic review collection via compatible internet booking engines.
TripAdvisor announced its plans to launch TripAdvisor Connect, a ground-breaking online platform that will enable independent hotels and B&Bs of all sizes to access services previously only available to major online travel agencies, booking engines and hotel chains.
Scheduled for launch in late 2013, TripAdvisor Connect will give accommodation owners the ability to manage their online promotion themselves. Owners will have access to simple online tools that help them analyse their advertising results as well as to encourage more user reviews through automated post-stay review collection emails via their Internet Booking Engine.
To be eligible to participate, accommodation owners must be TripAdvisor Business Listings subscribers and must provide real-time availability and the ability to book online via a certified Internet Booking Engine.