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THE BOOKINGS YOU DESERVE

International chain, independent B&B or boutique retreat, Impala lets you quickly reach lots of room sellers and their guests at once. We've reimagined the technology of distribution, so you can attract more of the guests you want.

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A better way to sell

Open Distribution takes the pain out of selling your rooms, letting you access new markets and adapt to a changing world. Impala gets you started in less than 48h, with no upfront costs and no minimum number of bookings.

Build transparent relationships with new room sellers

New guests without new hassle. We'll pull your rates and content -- you control the rest.

Manage your rates and offers

See and manage where your rooms are sold, and pay the right commission for each booking.

Get the guests you want

Reach lots of room sellers and attract the right guests for your property -- from business travellers to families.

Access new and specialist markets

Adapt quickly to customer demand by partnering with room sellers that cater to specific guest segments.

Why Open Distribution Works for Hotels

Watch our 90 second guide to Open Distribution to see this new model in action - and how it can help you.

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THE PARTNERSHIPS WE'RE BUILDING

Impala helps you adapt to a fast-moving, data-rich world. These are just some of the room sellers who are working with Impala and who can help you reach new markets.

Trip Factory
Sidehide
Agoda
Kobu
Remote Dream
Celtic Castles
Eddy Travels
Rakuten Travel Xchange
Wagaway
Trip Factory
Sidehide
Agoda
Kobu
Remote Dream
Celtic Castles
Eddy Travels
Rakuten Travel Xchange
Wagaway
Trip Factory
Sidehide
Agoda
Kobu
Remote Dream
Celtic Castles
Eddy Travels
Rakuten Travel Xchange
Wagaway

BETTER AT EVERY STEP

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Superfast onboarding

No creating profiles and resizing photos. We’ll scrape your content, update your rates and availability, and send them to our room sellers. And we’ll do it all within 48h.

2

Complete control over your rooms

No anonymous bookings from faceless channels. Accept bookings and take virtual payments in one click. Build on your booking data to do more of what works for you.

3

Better commercials

No more giving up the lion’s share to booking giants. Negotiate special deals directly with sellers. Innovate and optimise your strategy. And get the booking revenue that you deserve.

Example booking. Guest pays €1,500 - Room seller keeps 15% €300 (commission varies by room selller. You decide which you work with) - Impala charges 1% €15

No more hidden pricing

Example booking. Guest pays €1,500 - Room seller keeps 15% €300 (commission varies by room selller. You decide which you work with) - Impala charges 1% €15
  • Negotiate your own rates

  • Always know in advance what you’ll get

  • Only pay fees when a booking is confirmed

  • No minimum number of transactions

  • Guaranteed payment through virtual card

How we’re different

Your current options cost you either margins or time. Impala offers the flexibiity of working with lots of sellers - without the resource drain or hefty commissions.

Reach many sellers at once

Hassle-free onboarding

Commission costs

See and manage distribution

Control content and offers

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Direct Contracting and Channel Managers

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Bed Banks, Affiliate Programs & GDS

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The best way to explain why we signed up is ‘why not?’. It took minimal effort to onboard and the business model is simple.

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The onboarding of our over 200 properties was incredibly easy with Impala. Our tech team didn’t have to do a thing — we had never experienced such a smooth process before.

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Impala help us regain a bit more of the UK market and explore new avenues. The reservations are straightforward and don't put extra weight on our current operations.

Hotel restaurant

Impala gives us the agility to discover and test new markets without the resources previously required.

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We're so glad to work with Impala. Their booking process is great for our hotel.

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FAQs

We know a new way of doing things can seem complex at first. Here are answers to some of the questions our hotel clients most often ask about Open Distribution and working with us.

Open Distribution is a new business model that finally makes it fast and easy for any hotel and room seller in the world to work together. Enabled by modern API infrastructure, it replaces the dated third party systems that travel companies have had to rely on to do business. Impala’s product is the leader in Open Distribution and enables you to get started in less than 48h. Find out more about how Open Distribution can help your hotel in the video above.

No. Any hotel can work with Impala.

There's no hidden pricing with Impala: you only pay when you receive a booking. There's no minimum number of bookings and no setup fee. You agree commission with each room seller, and see exactly what you'll earn before guest arrival. Payment is guaranteed through a virtual card, and Impala only collects a small percentage when you receive a booking.

We’ve designed our onboarding process to be superfast and integration-free, and we do all the hard work. After an initial conversation with our account management team, we’ll get you live in less than 48h.

We gather your rates, availability and content from public sources. We check every booking to ensure rate integrity, and constantly update your listing by drawing from several data sources. We also collect your photography and other content from multiple sources to ensure your property is represented in the best possible light. You always have the option to adjust your content.

Simply sign in to your Impala dashboard. From here, you can see the room sellers you’re working with, the bookings they’ve delivered you and any deal requests they’ve sent you. You can then negotiate with room sellers to create deals that work for you.

If you’re already working with Impala and you’d like some help, you can contact us.

A New World of Travel

From boutique hotels to international names, see how other hotels are using Impala to attract guests that work for them.

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Hotels

Here’s how Open Distribution gets your hotel future ready

From attracting new guests to reducing your reliance on expensive and inflexible channels, we discover how Open Distribution will make sure you're ready - whatever the world throws at your property.

Research

Here's how Open Distribution stacks up against channel managers and bed banks

Find out what makes Open Distribution unique compared to the existing models of hotel distribution.

Research

The 2022 travel trends hotels need to know about

We comb through the data - and check in with the Impalans talking to hotels every day - to discover what you need to know about right now.

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Start your journey

Most hotels can start taking bookings 48h after joining Impala. Book a demo today and open the door to new guests tomorrow.