THE BENEFITS OF BEING DIRECT
Whether you’re a travel agent just starting out, a global tour operator, or an events organiser – Impala opens the door to the hotels you want to work with. We've reimagined the technology of travel, so that you can benefit from direct relationships quickly, easily, and with no upfront costs.
Open up a better way
Open Distribution lets you reach any hotel in the world easily. With Impala, anyone can get started in minutes, opening the door to innovation and opportunity.
Work with the hotels you want
Get access to hotels - whether they're international chains or local guest houses.
Build direct relationships
Stay visible so hotels see your value, and negotiate discounts with partners.
Hold on to more of your revenue
Negotiate commission directly with hotels -- no need to pay middlemen.
Add supply quickly
Respond to demand by getting new supply when and where you need it.
Why Open Distribution Works for room sellers
Find out how Open Distribution works in our lightning fast video - and discover what it can do for your business.
The World's hotels at your door
Whether you're after boutique rooms or business suites, build your dream inventory in minutes with access to real-time pricing and availability (down to the last room). We can even partner with you to sign up the hotels you want to work with most.
How we’re different
Direct contracting means better margins and customer experiences, but takes huge time and energy. Open Distribution gives everything you need to build direct hotel relationships without all the usual costs.
Direct relationships without the usual costs
Typical potential earnings
Strategic control over your inventory
Free, fast and simple integration
Last room availability and multiple room types
High quality content
Infrastructure built for the future
Bed Banks, Affiliate Programs & GDS
Working with Impala allows us to be closer to our audience during the booking process. The team are forward-thinking in their vision for redefining travel tech.
With Impala, we can work with any property in the world—even if we can’t connect to their channel manager. This means we can reach new markets and sign up properties we couldn’t before.
PMS integration was a huge mountain to overcome as a new startup—Impala’s solution drastically sped up our time to market.
THE NEW TRAVEL TECH
From travel operators to tech innovators -- see how Impala helps the people who shape the travel industry access the inventory they need.
We know a new way of doing things can seem complex at first. Here are answers to some of the questions room sellers 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 room sellers to sign up and start selling hotel rooms in minutes. Find out more about how Open Distribution can help your business in the video above.
No. Anyone can sign up right away and integrate with our extensively documented API — whether you're already handling thousands of bookings or haven't yet taken your first.
Developer or not, you can sign up to Impala right now to see the hotels we have available, access our dashboard and get your API keys. You can also read our documentation and see how easy it is to integrate Impala.
Yes, we’ll help where we can. Simply contact us to tell us about your needs. We’re constantly adding new features to our platform to open up travel’s infrastructure.
Once you sign up to Impala, you’ll have access to our dashboard. From here, you can select which hotels you want to work with and negotiate special pricing and deals.
Yes. We can add any new hotel in less than 48h, so once they’ve agreed to work with you, any new property will be available to you via our API in days. If there is a specific inventory strategy you’re planning to follow, please talk to us: Our hotel account management team may be able to help.
If you’re already working with Impala and you’d like some help, you can contact us.
A New World of Travel
With Impala, even the smallest travel agent can reach out to the biggest hotel chain. Even the most niche tour operator can find their ideal partner hotel. See how we’re helping innovators like you build a new direction for travel.
Infrequently asked questions: OTAs, it’s time to rethink how you evaluate supply partners
Here’s our guide to the most common questions we hear, and what we’d suggest asking instead to make sure you're getting the most from Open Distribution.
Building a better travel business with Open Distribution
We spoke to Impala’s Co-founder and Head of Strategic Sales Charlie Cowley about what Open Distribution means for room sellers.
Welcome to Open Distribution, travel booking reimagined
We think it’s time to put a name to our solution and share it with the global travel community.
START YOUR JOURNEY
Sail into selling in just minutes. One simple step lets you open the door to new rooms all over the world.