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Google Travel: Is OR planning an integration with Google Travel API?

Valerie R
Feb 5, 2020 11:03 AM
Joined Sep, 2019 106 posts

Just read an interesting article on VRM Intel: SEO/SEM Disrupted: How Google Travel is Shaking up the Marketing Funnel

https://www.vrmintel.com/seo-sem-disrupted-how-google-travel-is-shaking-up-the-marketing-funnel/

I'm wondering if the folks at OR are thinking about an integration with Google Travel API like the other PMS systems mentioned in the article ( MyVR, Guesty, Streamline, and Direct.io.)?

Chris Hynes
Feb 5, 2020 11:40 AM
OR Team Member Joined Oct, 2012 1338 posts

Yep, we're monitoring Google Travel and will develop an integration when it coalesces into a viable source of traffic. Like that article mentions, the vacation rental side of Google Travel is in the nascent stages and they're still changing a lot of things all the time and haven't solidified an offering or pricing model.

Right now, if you have channel integrations like VRBO/Airbnb/TripAdvisor/booking.com, you're already listed on Google Travel via those channels.

The list of other PMS's you mentioned from the article is a list of PMS's that haven't yet started building Google Travel integrations.

BlueMtnCabins
Feb 6, 2020 1:58 PM
Joined Jun, 2016 956 posts

https://www.ownerreservations.com/forums/general-help/google-direct-booking