Hotel Mapping Tools: How GIATA, Gimmonix, DataBindR, and Other Solutions Work

What is hotel mapping?

How to integrate hotel content mapping?

Hotel mapping outline shows how a mapping system creates one ID for an OTA

Hotel mapping providers

Hotel mapping tools and their supported data types

GIATA: The largest hotel database with automated and manual mapping

  • Location (address, coordinates)
  • Contact information (email, phone, fax)
  • Hotel website URL
  • Geocode
  • Booking code
  • GDS/CRS code
  • Chain affiliation
  • Rating
  • Near airports
  • Link to content in another language
GIATA room type mapping process

Mapping.Works by Gimmonix: Mapped inventory in under 24 hours

Room level mapping, visualized. Source: Mapping.Works
  • Room types name
  • Class
  • Amenities
  • Beds
  • View
  • Policy

DataBindR: The most detailed room level mapping with spell check

  • Country ID
  • Hotel name
  • Hotel address
  • Hotel category
  • Hotel ZIP code
  • Longitude and latitude
  • Room ID
  • Description
  • Policy (conditions)
  • Detailed room description
  • Room type
  • Capacity and size
  • Gender (for mixed rooms)
  • Environment (shared/communicated bathroom)
  • Bathrooms
  • Room category (deluxe, premium, standard)
  • Views (city, sea, pool)
  • Preferences (smoking, pets, etc)
  • Amenities
  • Dormitories
  • Beds, bunks, extra beds

clarifi by Travisca: Single API for hotel and room mapping

clarifi Hotel Mapping and Content Syndication System
  • Geolocation with geocode validation
  • Photos and logos in HD
  • Hotel names
  • Hotel description
  • Amenities

Juniper Unique Hotel: An integrated booking engine solution with mapping opportunities

Juniper room mapping service demo
  • Bed type
  • Board type
  • Rooms
  • Prices
  • View
  • Bathroom
  • Policy
  • Mealplan mapping

Trawex Hotel Mapping Solution: Full database maintenance

  • Address
  • Description
  • Logos and photos
  • Geocode
  • Hotel category
  • Prices

dcs plus: Separate IDs for hotels and destinations

  • Addresses
  • Geocodes
  • IATA codes
  • Countries, regions, and states
  • Star rating

Hotel mapping: Where to start?

  1. Check whether your suppliers categorize hotel data differently. If this problem exists, decide which challenge you want to solve. If you’re looking forward to enhancing an existing booking engine, consider tools with larger databases, like GIATA and Gimmonix. In case you’ve just started choosing an integrated system, consider providers offering a booking engine with a mapping feature.
  2. Consider necessary features. The hotel mapping market is patchy and unsystematic, and you’ll face the problem of choice in the first place. These solutions may seem rather similar at first glance, and indeed, all of them use almost the same approaches in hotel mapping. What differs is the number of features and the way they display data. Also, look at the tools that provide multilingual mapping if you need hotel profiles in multiple languages.
  3. Find out whether you need API integration. Although most of the solutions have a drag-and-drop feature, an API would be better for dynamic data. Contact your provider to learn if they assist with integration of their service. If they don’t offer such assistance and you don’t have the technical capacity to integrate API yourself, find a travel tech service company to help you with that.

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