Introducing IWBmob – a New Mobile Booking Concept

Our new mobile website design is here.

We recently announced the introduction of IWB’S new mobile website, dubbed IWBmob. The first phase of this re-branding has just been released. It is a mobile-first design. This means that your profile page, and the entire booking process, has been redesigned. And it’s nothing short of revolutionary. Our new design features leading edge mobile aesthetics, and an ultra-responsive, streamlined user experience. For users of our new booking engine, the experience will surpass almost any modern booking site available today.

What does mobile-first mean?

Mobile-first means that our site will respond flexibly to all types of computers and devices, with an emphasis on mobile users. After all, more than 25% of worldwide travel bookings are made on mobile devices. And, mobile bookings are increasing at a rate of 20% or more each year in some countries. But, this also means that our website, and your property information, will be equally beautiful and functional on all computers. In the coming weeks, additional phases of our IWBmob re-branding will be visible across our entire website.

One thing to consider when selecting your primary booking engine is this. Have you gone through the booking process on multiple different mobile devices such as an iPhone, an Android phone, and a tablet?  Are the email confirmations that your guests receive equally mobile-friendly? Instant World Booking has this all covered for you.

We invite you to check out your new profile pages (including up to 15 translated pages for each property that we’ve always offered). We think you’ll agree that it works better on mobile devices, and is more straightforward and easy for users, than most other booking sites.

Here are some of best profiles we’ve seen. We recommend you check them out for ideas. Remember, add your best photos!

Hotel Convento Santa Catalina, Guatemala
Wander Inn Bunbury, Australia
Amigos Hostel Cozumel, Mexico
Bondalem Beach Club, Indonesia
New Ostel Florence, Italy
Nanu Guesthouse, South Korea

As an added bonus, we will soon introduce some innovative methods of integrating your IWB experience with Facebook and other social media. These are brand new innovations that are currently not used by any other booking service. Look for future announcements to learn how to take advantage of these innovations.

Sign up at www.instantworldbooking.com

Espanol

Nuestro nuevo diseño de sitio web para móviles está aquí.

Recientemente anunciamos la introducción del nuevo sitio web móvil de IWB, llamado IWBmob. La primera fase de este re-branding acaba de ser lanzado. Es un diseño móvil primero. Esto significa que se ha rediseñado su página de perfil y todo el proceso de reserva. Y no es nada menos que revolucionario. Nuestro nuevo diseño cuenta con una estética móvil de vanguardia y una experiencia de usuario optimizada y flexible. Para los usuarios de nuestro nuevo motor de reservas, la experiencia superará prácticamente cualquier sitio de reservas moderno disponible hoy.

¿Qué significa móvil primero?

Mobile-first significa que nuestro sitio responderá con flexibilidad a todo tipo de computadoras y dispositivos, con énfasis en los usuarios móviles. Después de todo, más del 25% de las reservas de viajes en todo el mundo se realizan en dispositivos móviles. Y, en algunos países, las reservas móviles aumentan a un ritmo del 20% o más cada año. Pero, esto también significa que nuestro sitio web, y su información de propiedad, será igualmente hermosa y funcional en todas las computadoras. En las próximas semanas, las fases adicionales de nuestra nueva marca IWBmob serán visibles en todo nuestro sitio web.

Una cosa a considerar al seleccionar su motor de reserva principal es esta. ¿Ha realizado el proceso de reserva en varios dispositivos móviles diferentes, como un iPhone, un teléfono Android y una tableta? ¿Son las confirmaciones por correo electrónico de que sus invitados reciben igualdad de movilidad? Instant World Booking tiene todo esto cubierto para usted.

Te invitamos a consultar tus nuevas páginas de perfil (incluyendo hasta 15 páginas traducidas para cada propiedad que siempre hemos ofrecido). Creemos que estarás de acuerdo en que funciona mejor en dispositivos móviles y es más sencillo y fácil para los usuarios que la mayoría de los otros sitios de reservas.

Para la comparación, aquí están algunos de los mejores perfiles que hemos visto. Le recomendamos que los revise para obtener ideas. Recuerde, agregue sus mejores fotos!

Hotel Convento Santa Catalina, Guatemala
Wander Inn Bunbury, Australia
Amigos Hostel Cozumel, Mexico
Bondalem Beach Club, Indonesia
New Ostel Florence, Italy
Nanu Guesthouse, South Korea

Como una ventaja añadida, pronto introduciremos algunos métodos innovadores de integrar tu experiencia de IWB con Facebook y otras redes sociales. Se trata de innovaciones completamente nuevas que actualmente no son utilizadas por ningún otro servicio de reservas. Busque anuncios futuros para aprender a aprovechar estas innovaciones.

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Huge Advantage of using MyAllocator with Instant World Booking

Want to gain a huge advantage in channel management? Learn how IWB makes MyAllocator better.

IWB has partnered with MyAllocator for years, offering one of the best solutions for channel management and property management. Because of our unique partnership, there are benefits only available to properties that become users of MyAllocator from the IWB interface. In fact, these benefits are unique to IWB users.

Will you have access to the full MyAllocator interface? Yes. And best of all, there’s no additional cost. You just add IWB as your property management system in the MyAllocator system.

Major Benefits of using MyAllocator with IWB:

1) Sign up for MyAllocator from the IWB interface, and get a free trial.
2) IWB will automatically create and configure your rooms on MyAllocator.
3) Use the IWB Calendar for free. Many users agree that our Calendar interface is the most intuitive and advanced for managing your availability. It’s free, and similar features are available only at a cost from other providers.
4) Instant World Booking is the only service connected to MyAllocator which offers both a booking site (distribution) and a property management system.
5) IWB gives you access to the full MyAllocator interface. It’s all available on the IWB interface, and there’s no need to log into 2 systems simultaneously.
6) All your reservations from all channels will appear on one integrated booking list. This is the same efficient reservation tool you’re already accustomed to on the IWB interface.
7) IWB uses an advanced queueing method to send updates to your channels via MyAllocator. IWB is the only provider that works this way. So why is this critically important? If you use MyAllocator alone (without IWB), updates are sent immediately and only once to your channels. But, what happens if the update fails, or a particular channel can’t accept updates at that time? You may not know that it failed. This happens frequently, and is an unpleasant reality with channel management systems. You waste a lot of time returning to your computer to repeat the procedure manually, only to watch it fail again? IWB eliminates this problem for you. If a channel rejects an update, IWB will resend the update until it is accepted.
8) No more confusing error codes. IWB analyzes channel errors from MyAllocator. We notify you when a channel failure requires your attention. If you use MyAllocator alone (without IWB) you may receive error codes when you try to update a channel. You have to research the error yourself, or contact support. IWB eliminates the guesswork. We communicate the exactly problem to you, and which rooms are effected.
9) Click to synchronize any room type. If you have a problem with external channels or an individual room, IWB allows you to resynchronize one or all rooms with one click. MyAllocator does not offer this functionality. In fact, a bigger problem is that full refresh on MyAllocator may fail occasionally with some channels. Our method will automatically reconnect in the background until all channels have accepted the update.
10) You get perfect integration between your website’s Booking Engine and all your channels. Use IWB’s Booking Engine on your website, and never worry about synchronizing your calendar with external booking sites. Our Booking Engine is an advanced solution that provides a superior customer experience.
11) If you’re looking for a more advanced property management solution, you can try IWBFrontDesk 2, So, you have 2 options for a property management system, and it’s perfectly integrated with MyAllocator and IWB.

To get started, please log into your profile at the IWB interface. Proceed to the page entitled Channel Manager.  If you are not already a member, sign up here:  Add Property

If you are already a member of MyAllocator, please go to the MyAllocator interface. On the menu, select Property Management System Connections. Follow the instructions to select IWB.

Questions?

For the perfect complement to IWB Channel Manager, try these other services (Hint: ask about our free demos):
IWB Booking engine
IWB IWBFrontDesk 2.0 (property management system)


Save with a New Booking Engine on your Website

Time for a New
Booking Engine!
Get a new IWB Booking Engine for your website.

New for 2016, Instant World Booking offers the guaranteed lowest cost versus any competing solution. So, now is the time to switch. Shop around, then come to Instant World Booking.

Try it today with no contracts, no obligation.

Instant World Booking has the lowest price, guaranteed. No exceptions. Just contact us for a personalized price quote. If we can’t reduce your current cost, you get our booking engine free for a year.

This offer is a virtual “game-changer”!  IWB’s Booking Engine is fully integrated with IWB Front Desk 2.0 and IWB Channel Manager (see below for more information). In fact, Instant World Booking now offers more service and payment options than any other provider. So why not switch now?

Instant World Booking now specializes in hostel website Booking Engine replacement. This is because we offer a solution that is not only cheaper, but provides a much enhanced user experience for visitors of your website. This is what enabled us to recently replace the Booking Engine program for one of the largest private chains of small hotels in the US and Europe. Our payment options are also much more flexible than any competitor. For a real life example of how it works, please see:
http://www.ihspfrenchquarterhouse.com/

Get a New Booking Engine?

 

 

IWB Channel Manager
now updates Booking.com, Expedia, and over 150+ booking sites
Manage hundreds of booking sites from a single calendar.

See all your reservations in one place … Booking.com, Expedia, HostelWorld, Travelocity, Orbitz, and dozens more.

Bonus: Free listing on the GDS … access over 450,000 travel agency sites worldwide.

Manage your calendar on all your booking channels from just one source.

Additionally, all booking sites will automatically be updated every time you receive a reservation. Here’s how it works. Whenever you receive a booking on any channel or website (e.g., HostelWorld, Booking.com, Expedia, etc.), your availability calendar is immediately updated on all connected sites. Over 150 booking sites are available. Even update all your calendars when you receive a reservation from your own website (IWB Booking Engine required).

Get IWB Channel Manager Now?            Questions?

Why IWB Channel Manager?

  • Less than $14 per month
  • More than 150 booking sites, plus the GDS, all included
  • Free signup for IDS/GDS sites, reaching 450,000 travel agents worldwide
  • All major hostelling sites included, HostelWorld.com, Hostelbookers, etc.
  • Incredible savings of time and money by updating your calendar only once
  • Automatic updates for incoming reservations

 

 

IWB Front Desk 2.0
Free Trial!
IWBFrontDesk.com is a property management system (PMS) that will save you money. Enhance your front desk operations by managing your reservations, guest communication and other functions more efficiently.

Get 1 Month Free. Just enter Promo Code TRYIWB4FREE to begin your free trial.

Get your Free Trial?

Savings of 40% to 85%

IWBFrontDesk is significantly cheaper than many popular property management systems (front desk software).
Compare now?

Learn More?            Questions?


Get IWBFrontDesk for Free, while Everyone Else Pays

IWBFrontDesk 2.0 for Free

It’s nice getting things for free, especially when everyone else is paying.  Now you can try our advanced property management system for 30 days at no cost.  You get all the features.  This is not a limited version.

Want to save money?
After your 30 day trial is over, you’ll really like our prices.  That’s because IWBFrontDesk is 40% – 85% cheaper than many comparable property management systems.  But don’t worry.  There’s no contracts or commitments, you can purchase just one month at a time, so there’s no reason not to try it today.

Technology should make your life easier and cheaper.  Now, that’s something to be happy about.  IWBFrontDesk is a property management system (PMS) that offers all the tools you need to manage your front desk. It’s the perfect solution for hotels, hostels, and bed & breakfasts of all sizes.

Get IWBFrontDesk Free?

Learn More?

Would you like to automatically update all your booking sites every time you receive a reservation? Do you want to update sites like Booking.com, Expedia, Hostelworld, and hundreds more from one single calendar?

Now you can. IWB Channel Manager offers this valuable capability. Don’t underestimate the power and value of this feature until you’ve tried it.

Here’s how it works:
You manage your calendar of availability from our simple interface. All your booking sites are updated automatically whenever you change your prices or availability. Over 150 booking sites are available, including the most popular ones worldwide (e.g., Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, HostelWorld, Travelocity, etc.). Have no more worries about maintaining multiple calendars.

Unlike many other services, there’s another incredible benefit. Imagine this. Whenever you receive a booking on any channel or website, your availability is immediately updated on all connected sites. All your calendars will even be updated when you receive a reservation on your own website (with IWB Booking engine). This feature can save hours of work every week.

Get started today with Channel Manager at prices as low as $14 per month. Get 4 months free when you sign up for a year. Purchase just one month at a time to get started, so there’s nothing to lose by trying it.

Get IWB Channel Manager Now?            Questions?

For the perfect complement to IWB Channel Manager, try our IWB Booking Engine for your own website  (Hint: ask about our free demos):

IWB Booking Engine


Booking Engines for Facebook Pages

Get a Booking Engine for your Facebook page.  See an example on Siam Guest House’s page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Siam-Guest-House/90290289483

We encourage you to try our new IWB Booking Engine plugin code.  This new plugin allows you to insert a Booking Engine Search Bar on your webpage.  Instructions for this plugin are not currently found on our website.  This new method utilizes the same AJAX scripting methods used by Google and Facebook for their analytics and social plugins.  The advantage is that your booking engine code is integrated directly within your webpage (i.e., browser problems associated with frames or other incompatible code are eliminated).  So, you have total control over the content on your webpage, and the user experience is greatly enhanced.  This new plugin also features improved personalization options, allowing you to switch variables to modify the color and orientation of your Booking Engine Search Bar.

We encourage you to try our new Booking Engine Search Bar.  Simply drop it into your webpage.  It’s easy to modify the variables to achieve a different look and feel for your website.


Free Trial! IWB Front Desk

Free Trial! IWB Front DeskTry it today with no obligation.
IWB Front Desk 2.0 is a full-featured property management system for your accommodation business.  Excellent for hotels, bed & breakfasts, and hostels
Try it today with no obligation.
IWBFrontDesk now has the features you want, the tools you need, plus a clean and simple interface that is intuitive to use. You will find it easy to explore and learn all the features you want in a very short time. And, our full customer support is available for all your service needs.
Get your Free Trial?
Savings of 40% to 85%
IWBFrontDesk is significantly cheaper than many popular property management systems (front desk software). Compare now?
Learn More?            Questions?

IWB Channel ManagerONE Calendar, Many Booking Sites
Manage up to 150 booking sites from a single calendar.
See all your reservations in one place … Booking.com, Expedia, HostelWorld, Agoda, Orbitz, and dozens more.
Get IWB Channel Manager today.  Manage your calendar of availability once, and you’re done.  All booking sites are automatically updated for every reservation you receive.  Here’s how it works.  Whenever you receive a booking on any channel or website (e.g., HostelWorld, Booking.com, Expedia, etc.), your availability calendar is immediately updated on all connected sites.  See all your reservations across all sites on one simple interface.  The time savings is incredible.
Get IWB Channel Manager?         Questions?
Your savings are also incredible:

  • Less than $14 per month
  • More than 150 booking sites, plus the GDS, all included
  • Free signup for IDS/GDS sites, reaching 450,000 travel agents worldwide
  • All major hostelling sites included, HostelWorld.com, Hostelbookers, etc.
  • Incredible savings of time and money by updating your calendar only once
  • Automatic updates for incoming reservations

Rez:Online Hotel Network Now Connected to Instant World Booking

We are pleased to announce that Rez:Online Hotel Network now connects to Instant World Booking.  This means that any hotel listed with Rez:Online Hotel Network can manage their calendars just once, and their availability will automatically be updated on Instant World Booking’s (and HostelTraveler’s) network.

Rez:Online Hotel Network is an excellent tool for managing the front desk operations of hotels and other accommodation.  In times when reservations decrease and distribution becomes more and more complex around the world, the hotel industry needs reliable partners with whom they can maximize their effectiveness and bookings at good conditions. Rez:Online Hotel Network offers reservation systems that seek to meet these goals.
For more information, go to:
To list your hotel, hostel, apartment, or bed & breakfast on Instant World Booking, go to:

Add Hotel, Hostel, or Bed and Breakfast

To see other Channel Managers and PMS systems connected to Instant World Booking:

More Channel Managers


ProturHotels Now Connects to Instant World Booking

We are pleased to announce that ProturHotels now connects to Instant World Booking.  This means that any hotel listed with ProturHotels can manage their calendars just once, and their availability will automatically be updated on Instant World Booking’s network.

Protur Hotels has been organizing holidays in Majorca since 1985.  At the moment we Protur has more than 11,000 beds situated in some of the most attractive beaches and places on the island – Cala Bona, Cala Millor, Cala Rajada, Canyamel and Sa Coma.
Establishments geared to satisfying the diverse needs of clients but with the stamp that makes their hotels different.
For more information, go to:
To list your hotel, hostel, apartment, or bed & breakfast on Instant World Booking, go to:
To see other Channel Managers and PMS systems connected to Instant World Booking:

Disownership the New Normal for Accommodation?

What is “Disownership” anyway?  It’s a is a national trend in America right now.  People recognize they are obtaining more value by owning less.  We are now beginning to lease, rent, or borrow the things we used to own just a few years ago.

How does disownership affect the lodging industry?   It gives people the opportunity to stay in other people’s homes or apartments, rather than impersonal and expensive hotels.  Instant World Booking has enabled people to list and rent their homes or apartments for short term stays for the last 10 years, even before Airbnb, and at a lower cost than many current web booking sites.

List your apartment on Instant World Booking here:
http://www.instantworldbooking.com/listings/add_property.php

Read more about Disownership here:http://venturebeat.com/2013/04/03/disownership-is-the-new-normal-the-rise-of-the-shared-economy-infographic/


IWB Channel Manager now connects to Booking.com

IWB Channel ManagerNew Service Announcement: IWB Channel Manager now connects directly to Booking.com and TravelRepublic.com.Booking.com is one of the most popular booking sites today. Now you can connect to Booking.com at no additional cost. We’re constantly adding new booking channels to choose from. A few months ago we added Expedia. This month, we’ve also added TravelRepublic.com. In total, IWB Channel Manager gives you more than 150 booking sites to choose from.

If you haven’t tried Channel Manager before, now is the time. The cost is only $14 per month. Eliminate hours and hours of work each week. If you already use a channel management service, now is the time to consider switching. Stop paying too much. Instant World Booking offers incredible savings and convenience.

Why sign up for Channel Manager today?

Less than $14 per month
Update your calendar on over 150 booking sites, plus the GDS, for one low price
All major hostelling sites included, even HostelWorld.com, Hostelbookers, etc.
Save time and money by managing your calendar only once
Multiply your exposure with premium sites like Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, and many more

Sign up today, and have all your calendars synchronized by tomorrow. You can purchase just one month at a time, so there’s nothing to lose by trying it.

Questions?
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