How do these extremely remote hotels stay connected with global guests?

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1. Bullo River Station
Australia

Located within 500,000 acres of private countryside in the northwest corner of the Northern Territory bordering  Western Australia, Bullo River Station is a picturesque escape to the true outback of Australia.

The property is surrounded by the coffee coloured waters of the Victoria River, encompassed by rugged hills telling stories through Aboriginal rock art.

Visitors are bound to catch a glimpse of the 9,000 Brahman-cross cattle along with wallabies, dingoes, wild buffalo, and a myriad of native and migratory birds, fish and, on the off chance, crocodiles.

To say Bullo River Station is off-the-beaten-track would be a great understatement. Directions to the property suggest arrival via air access, with a private charter plane for guests where they can enjoy a spectacular scenic flight to reach the hotel.

Despite its geographical solitude, Bullo River Station still successfully attracts new business. The the hotel is able to stay connected to guests from the outside world with a modern channel manager that integrates with their booking engine to increase online exposure and capture potential bookings.

2. The Lookout Cave
Australia

The Lookout Cave is almost smack bang in the middle of South Australia, approximately 856kms north of Adelaide, 685kms south of Alice Springs, and 730 kms south of Uluru.

Established in 1993, The Lookout Cave is one of the world’s largest underground accommodation providers featuring 15 underground motel rooms, two original miners’ dugouts, and a two-bedroom underground queen apartment.

The Lookout Cave keeps present an eye out for new customers by using an integrated channel manager to distribute and sell the most rooms possible through as many online channels as possible.

3. VOMO Island Resort
Fiji

Located in Fiji, VOMO island resort is the real deal for guests searching off-the-beaten-track. Floating a short 15-minute helicopter ride from Nadi International Airport, or a 75-minute boat ride from Denarau Marina, getting to the island is all part of the adventure, whether guests choose to travel by air or by sea. With it’s crowd-free long white sand beaches bracing both sides of the island, plus numerous small beaches, guests are always able find their own little spot of hidden paradise.

Despite living on island time, VOMO continues to takes around-the-clock commision-free online hotel bookings through their hotel website. By using an online booking engine with multi-language and currency capabilities, remote hotels are able to convert guests from around the globe through their own brand website.

By using an online booking engine with multi-language and currency capabilities remote hotels are able to convert guests from around the globe through their personal website.

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4. Motswari Private Game Reserve
South Africa

Over four decades old, Motswari Private Game Reserve is located within the Timbavati and Umbabat Private Nature Reserve, South Africa, 70km from the nearest airport.

Stretching out over 150 sq km the family-owned and operated luxury safari lodge is where adventurous spirits find incredible viewing opportunities to see true wildlife such as the big five; lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and cape buffaloes, as they bask in their natural habitat. Motswari means “to conserve and protect” in Tswana and that is what the reserve aims to do.

Guests from around the world come to Motswari for the experience of a lifetime. By integrating their PMS with a channel manager, the safari lodge is able to continue to share their sanctuary with explorers from all over, while eliminating manual entry of inventory and through instantly updated rates, availability and special offers.

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