BookingPal

Vacation rental distribution platform for property managers

About BookingPal

BookingPal provides rental property owners and managers with a way to increase their online presence by distributing property listings across multiple leading channel partners. It is a centralized booking platform that enables users to enjoy one single contract across various partners such as travel agents (OTAs), property listing sites, GDSs (Global Distribution Systems) and meta-search sites. BookingPal manages all financial and contract-related transactions between the property owners/managers and their guests so there is no need to spend time repeatedly logging information across channels.

BookingPal shares listings for properties such as vacation homes (including timeshare resorts), RV parks, campgrounds and corporate housing throughout six continents. Management professionals have the option to select only those partners that best fit their business model and can appear in their own choice of distribution channels. All changes made on the BookingPal platform including rates, availability, calendars, specials and promotions, are updated automatically and synchronized across all selected channel partners.

The work flow page of BookingPal brings all the reservations in the manager’s account together in one place. An 8-step process assures that all bookings are seen to properly, requiring an action to be taken before moving onto the next phase. These steps can be customized to any order and tailored to each property manager’s booking methods.


Key benefits of BookingPal

BookingPal offers a simple cloud-based platform for property owners and managers to reach new guests and book hard-to-fill dates.

BookingPal’s synchronization services automatically update all channel partners of any changes in a listing’s rates, availability, promotions and more.

Property managers can capture details and edit booking information allowing for direct contact with the client.

Users have the option to select from over 1000 channel partners from various categories to list and distribute their inventory.

One single contract binds property managers to various channel partners allowing for all financial transactions to handled by BookingPal.


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Overall rating

3,6 /5
(18)
Value for Money
3,7/5
Features
3,6/5
Ease of Use
3,7/5
Customer Support
3,1/5

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Florian D.
Florian D.
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  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great company to work with

Reviewed on 2017/12/19

Distribution to all major sales channels through a commission-based model.

Distribution to all major sales channels through a commission-based model.

Pros

A wide range of products which help serious property managers to increase their distribution, improve revenues and grow their business.

Cons

They had a bit of a bumpy ride and had to figure some things out but managed to turn their service around. Glad to see the development they took.

Conny
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  • Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great product and company to work with

Reviewed on 2022/09/23

Pros

We have worked with BookingPal for several years now. During this time period we've also transitioned to a different PMS. The initial onboarding process of our properties was easy and so was the transition to the new PMS. Their onboarding team and Support were very helpful. The connections to the OTA sites has been stable 99% of the time. If an issue comes up, it gets resolved quickly by their Support staff. BP continues to improve their system and the dashboard. We have great control over editing, optimizing and syncing our properties between regular cycles. Best of all is the support we are getting from our Account Rep
[SENSITIVE CONTENT]. She is amazing to work with and knows the product inside and out.

Cons

I don't have anything negative to say. I'm confident they'll continue to improve the system and look forward to any new features to come.

Charline
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  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Good channel manager

Reviewed on 2024/02/28

Pros

Good channel manager, support team is good. Cost per month is good and accurate.

Cons

Not always easy to see how the API feed goes to understand a total pay out

Jeff
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

It's OK but super slow bringing up new channels for existing condos

Reviewed on 2017/04/14

It's OK, but slow on marketing your growing inventory. Communication is poor at best and billing is...

It's OK, but slow on marketing your growing inventory. Communication is poor at best and billing is sporadic, you have to ask them to send invoices and remind them to pay the channels they do direct billing too, also remind when they are not direct billing channels. When you do get an invoice you need to be sure you reconcile it very carefully due to over billing. Too much overhead that is supposed to make it easier.

Pros

cost is low

Cons

lack of communication
lack of good support
lack of follow-through
lack of regular invoicing, you need to give them repeated reminders
lack of accuracy
creates double bookings
sometimes a reservation is not passed from the channel
etc..

Elizabeth
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  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Highly Recommend for STR Management!

Reviewed on 2022/08/15

Pros

We have been using BookingPal for about a year. We started when our portfolio was smaller (20 properties) and they have supported our growth every step of the way as we climb into triple digits. The software is very user friendly, and in most cases I am able to navigate through any issues on my own. In the rare occurrences that I need some guidance, I simply reach out to our account rep, Paula, who responds with lightening speed and is always willing and eager to hope on a call and walk me through anything.

I've been in the industry for almost a decade and have used many other channel manager softwares, including many of the other "big players". I have never been more satisfied than I am with BookingPal. I have recommended them many times to other hosts in the vacation rental space and have received similar feedback from hosts that have signed on with them. The ease of use and customer support is unmatched.

Cons

There isn't much that I can say negatively. Our experience with them has been incredibly positive.

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BookingPal FAQs

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BookingPal offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$0,01
  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Available

No monthly setup fee or convenience fee. There is a small success commission for every booking generated. Rates depend on each channel partner.

BookingPal has the following typical customers:

2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

BookingPal supports the following languages:

English, German, Italian, Spanish

BookingPal supports the following devices:

iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

BookingPal integrates with the following applications:

Braintree, PayPal, authorize.net

BookingPal offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, Chat

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