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Accommodations: A reminder that there’s a great tool at your fingertips!

You don’t have to have a sophisticated reservations system to be bookable online through the CHGI website. aRes Travel, the Charlotte Harbor VCB’s online booking engine, is designed to help you grow and optimize your revenue through increased exposure for your hotel.

The technology allows visitors to research the destination, plan a trip and book a hotel room directly from the website. The fulfillment of the order and the routing of the (toll-free/800) phone calls to a U.S.-based central call center—where reservations agents act as front line sales people for you—is handled by aRes.

This is a no commission model for all participating lodging members. 

How to Participate

To be bookable, inventory and rates must be provided in one of two ways:

GDS: aRes is fully integrated with the Global Distribution System (GDS), so if you are currently on the GDS, you don’t need to do anything different (GDS fees still apply).

Extranet: If not part of the GDS, you must sign the Lodging Agreement with aRes Travel and participate on their Extranet. There are no sign-up fees and no commissions on any reservations.  Through the Extranet, aRes Travel allows properties full-yield control over the management of their rates and availability in real time.

Contact aRes:

For more information, please contact Dean Jones, Travel Product Manager at 619-501-7037 or

More about ARES:

Founded in 1995 and based in San Diego, California, aRes Travel provides industry-leading reservations and ticketing technology as well as marketing and product fulfillment services to destination marketing organizations, major attractions, travel marketers and hotels. All aRes products are sold to the public via the web and through an in-sourced call center.  aRes Travel powers some of the country’s top travel sites including