A property must be both a BookingCenter and TripAdvisor Business Listing customer and enroll via the Management Center at TripAdvisor to accept the Terms and conditions from TripAdvisor. When doing this, our customers select BookingCenter as their Booking Engine (which you will see as an option).
From then onward, the Agent Allocation you wish Trip Advisor travelers to view will be shown while they are evaluating your property. The rooms and rates can be whatever you wish, by default set to your Booking Engine allocation, thus can be higher or lower than the rates you make available to other distribution sites.
Sign up and activate Trip Advisor with your BookingCenter PMS:
Note: There are times when you have signed up for TripConnect, but you will not see the "Official Site" tab under your listing that directs them to your BookingCenter Booking Engine. According to TripAdvisor, this can happen when your Campaign Management page has not been given enough credit, or if the bid is not high enough. Thus, your "Official Site" tab under your listing can come and go based on the 'market volatility' of TripAdvisor's campaigns. BookingCenter can not help to restore the link to your 'Official' website if this happens, only TripAdvisor can. To learn what you need to do to set up your campaign to get that "Official Site" tab under your TripAdvisor back again, see this video: How to Sign up for Trip Connect
Note: BookingCenter also support's the TripAdvisor Conversion Tracking program. This means that when a property participates in TripConnect, and bids for clicks, BookingCenter will send back details about the booking made, such as what date/time the booking was completed, currency booked, cost, and what method used to track the booking. Thus, a participating property can get a good 'return on investment' analysis.
The TripAdvisor Module is more empowering technology from BookingCenter to help you perform better. If you want to sign up or learn more about how BookingCenter can help you improve your use of TripAdvisor, contact us today.