BookPEI/Central Reservation System
BookPEI is the Central Reservation System for Prince Edward Island. It sells PEI tourism products anywhere / anytime through any channel, including the Tourism PEI Call Centre, the Provincial Visitor Information Centres, and Destination Centres. More importantly though, visitors can book rooms and activities online through multiple channels: the Tourism PEI website, travel agents or the website of your own establishment.
In the past, online reservation systems were only viable for larger operations. With the launch of BookPEI in January 2009, Tourism PEI has made a considerable investment in a system that can be accessed directly by even the smallest participating partners.
Research has shown that visitors are looking for one-stop shopping when planning and booking their vacations. It was determined that each year the tourism industry in PEI was losing business to its competitors whose direct-selling capability was becoming increasingly sophisticated. We now offer the capability for vacation planners and visitors alike to plan and book their vacations online.
In 2012, over 7,000 bookings were made through the system. This is a 68% increase over online reservations made in 2011!
How can you participate? There are three levels of involvement in BookPEI:
BOOK NOW - When your property is available for online reservations, it appears at the top of the search results, thus giving your property maximum exposure.
CONTACT TO BOOK - If your property is not available for online reservations, it is still featured prominently, but below the BOOK NOW properties.
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT - Using BookPEI to manage your property without marketing your inventory online is an option. Filing occupancy reports online and recording guest information are features available for your convenience.
You have the right to limit your involvement with BookPEI (for example placing two of five rooms on the system.)
What do you have to do to be part of BookPEI?
A) Sign up your account with Tourism PEI 1-866-213-7521 or email@example.com
B) Set your room or unit descriptions, rates and rules, and keep your inventory up to date
You have the right to limit your involvement with BookPEI (for example placing two of five rooms on the system).
What does it cost?
The BookPEI fees are $100 - $150 (depending on number of units) per license number. This includes FREE website photos for your English and French web listing.
Tourism PEI monitors the following activities:
- Accurate advertising of prices
- Accurate indication of vacancy
- Accurate reporting of cancellations