As far as shopping carts go, I would recommend OSCommerce over anything. It is open source, so you can use existing modules (or create new ones) that will handle almost anything you need. And for processing, get in touch with me and we will discuss details.
Actually we are having travel websites (www.hotelsinrajasthan.com and www.aathitya.com), And would like to have the following:
To accept online payments on the website.
Update of the reservations status and room availabilty.
ability for the member hotels to update the information on the website.
I would also like to add that we are based in India and dont have merchant account.
How many hotels are we talking about? You need to consider having one main database to help to maintain room availability. But also - do these hotels also have access to the net - or another way to update the database if someone walks in off the street?
I am not certain if Paysystems offers what is called pre-authorization. This is where you verify the CC for a certain amount, say $100. Now this $100 belongs to your company. But the problem with this is it only belongs to your company for a limited time - and that varies per bank. It could be as little as one week & maybe a month.
Ah sorry. But the pre-auth is a pain teraexp. Your other option - bill the CC for a portion of the total bill, or bill for one night. You might have to do a refund but it might be easier in the long run since the CC companies are all different in that regard.
Talk to James about it. I am sure he has a few ideas for you in that regard