London, UK – Following an exciting few years for Classic Britain – with their evolving groups markets, huge growth in leisure sales and a Business Excellence Award in recognition of their achievements – the company is now preparing to mark another milestone in their progression with the launch of ‘myhotelbreak.com’, their newly revamped, rebranded website… Read more »
Sydney, Australia – SiteMinder, the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, has revealed the top 10 booking sites for hotels in 2015. The annual list is based on the total gross booking revenue facilitated by today’s largest online distribution platform, SiteMinder’s Channel Manager, for the company’s more than 20,000 hotel customers around the world. “This… Read more »
London, UK – The hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, is pleased today to announce the celebration of its 300th distribution channel partner in lowcostbeds. The worldwide wholesaler, which forms part of the lowcosttravelgroup, is the latest distribution channel SiteMinder has brought on for its 20,000 hotel customers over the past twelve months – a year… Read more »
Dallas, US – The hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, today announced that it has partnered with priceline.com, a leader in online and mobile travel, to offer hotels an advanced way of distributing their inventory online. The partnership integrates priceline.com into SiteMinder’s Channel Manager, providing hotels a new way to reach travellers making their hotel… Read more »
London, UK – The global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, today announces it has been appointed to power the online distribution for all properties forming Austria’s largest hotel group, Austria Trend Hotels. Andreas Berger, General Manager at Austria Trend Hotels, says SiteMinder was selected for the seamless integrations offered by its technology and the… Read more »
Dallas, US – StayNTouch Inc., a leader in mobile hotel property management (PMS) and guest engagement software, is pleased to announce a new two-way connection between Rover™, its cloud-based PMS and PMS Overlay, and SiteMinder’s award-winning The Channel Manager. StayNTouch Rover’s integration with The Channel Manager allows hotel customers of Rover full access to web… Read more »
Dallas, US – SiteMinder and one of the US’s leading property management software providers, Innsoft, have today announced a partnership to offer a new wholly-integrated online distribution solution for hotels. The partnership addresses a key finding in Phocuswright and h2c’s Independent Lodging Market Report, co-sponsored by SiteMinder, that independent accommodation providers in the US use… Read more »
London, UK – Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel, a property established to bring together urban tourism and the local essence of Barcelona in Spain, expects to end 2015 with an occupancy rate of ninety percent, thanks to SiteMinder’s market-leading technology and the enhanced management of its hotel. The three-star, 56-room Yurbban integrated SiteMinder’s Channel Manager with its… Read more »
London, UK – SiteMinder’s 20,000 hotel customers now have access to traveller markets across the emerging African economy, thanks to the company’s latest partnership with Africa’s largest online travel agency, SafariNow.com. SafariNow.com now joins more than 250 other online booking channels integrated into SiteMinder’s market-leading online distribution platform, The Channel Manager, which offers a real-time,… Read more »
London, UK – SiteMinder is pleased today to announce it has secured yet another property of hotel group Restel, the Rantasipi Tropiclandia, to continue its rapid success in the Europe region and increase its global customer base to 20,000. Restel is Finland’s largest hotel and restaurant operator, with 47 hotels and more than 230 restaurants…. Read more »
London, UK – SiteMinder, the leading cloud platform for hotels, is pleased today to unveil ‘Canvas’, an intelligent website creator that combines best practice in hotel e-commerce with beautiful designs for independent hoteliers. Canvas will be unveiled at the travel industry’s largest stage, WTM London, and form the latest addition to SiteMinder’s award-winning suite of… Read more »
Sydney, Australia – The hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, has been announced a Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Australia winner for the fifth consecutive year to further cement its position as one of the country’s top companies of technological innovation and continual rapid growth. The announcement now places SiteMinder, as with all other winners, on… Read more »
Bangkok, Thailand – One of Singapore’s largest hotel chains, Fragrance Hotels, has revealed its group-wide bookings from the web have risen forty percent since making the decision one year ago to partner with SiteMinder, the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform. The Singapore Stock Exchange-listed hotel group today uses SiteMinder’s Channel Manager to power its… Read more »
Dallas, US – The global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, is pleased today to announce it has appointed Kevin O’Rourke as its new executive vice president of global sales. The appointment, which reinforces SiteMinder’s commitment to growing its already-19,000-strong global customer base, will see Mr O’Rourke responsible for driving the sales behind the company’s… Read more »
Dallas, US – The hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, has today partnered with HotelTonight, the leading last-minute hotel booking app, to provide hotels with prime access to global travellers ‘on the go and in the moment’. HotelTonight now joins SiteMinder’s more than 250 distribution channels offering reach to both local and global travellers for… Read more »
Sydney, Australia – Hosted Accommodation Australia (HAA) – the B&B industry’s national peak organisation – and the hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, have today announced a partnership that aims to boost the profile of Australia’s hosted accommodation sector. The partnership provides HAA members with access to SiteMinder’s market-leading Internet booking engine, TheBookingButton, which will… Read more »
Dallas, US – The global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, today reveals it powered more than US$10.8 billion in revenue for its hotel customers over the 12 months ending 30 June 2015. The figure, generated from close to 27 million hotel reservations throughout the period, reflects another year of strong growth for SiteMinder and… Read more »
London, UK – Hostal El Levante, a warm and hospitable hotel in Tarifa in the Cádiz province of Spain, has increased online bookings by 30% in less than two years, thanks to SiteMinder’s technology. Opened in 1989, the hotel is renowned among lovers of white sandy beaches, surfing, and ornithological tourism with more than 300… Read more »
London, UK – Months after announcing it will take over Dorint Golf & Spa Windhagen as its 10th hotel, Germany’s DORMERO Hotels group today announces it has selected the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, to support its plan of doubling in size by the end of the decade. SiteMinder’s Channel Manager is now… Read more »
London, UK – ICG Software (ICG) today announces it has secured its first two-way online distribution partnership with the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder. The partnership – which involves the integration of ICG’s property management system (PMS), FrontHotel, with SiteMinder’s Channel Manager – will provide direct, real-time access to more than 250 distribution… Read more »
Dallas, US – WebRezPro™ cloud property management system (PMS) by World Web Technologies Inc. is now certified on pmsXchange Version 2.0 – the latest PMS interface update by the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder. The upgrade enables SiteMinder to share more reservation information with the PMS than before, allowing mutual hotelier customers to… Read more »
London, UK – NFS Technology Group’s roomMaster is the hotel management system of choice for luxury hotel and seafood restaurant The Pierhouse to ensure the smooth running of hotel operations as well as the restaurant and bar facilities. Nestled on the shores of a Scottish sea lock, Loch Linnhe, in the picturesque village of Port… Read more »
Dallas, US – Maxxton, a global leader of hospitality ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solutions for the lodging sector, is pleased today to announce that it has integrated with SiteMinder’s leading cloud platform for hotel online distribution. The real-time integration of Maxxton’s single database solution, Newyse, with SiteMinder’s Channel Manager will enable Maxxton’s varied clients to… Read more »
Bangkok, Thailand – The global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, is pleased today to announce it has tied-up with leading hotel management group Compass Hospitality to solidify its presence in South-East Asia. Compass Hospitality operates 42 hotel properties across Thailand, Malaysia and, most recently, the UK with the signing of 400-year-old The Lion Hotel… Read more »
Dallas, US – SiteMinder, a certified premium partner of TripAdvisor’s TripConnect, today announces that TripConnect instant booking has become one of the fastest-growing channels offered by its leading cloud platform for online distribution – and the demand is only growing. TripConnnect instant booking – which for the first time ever allows hotels to acquire guests… Read more »
Sydney, Australia – SiteMinder, the leading cloud platform for hotels, today announces it has acquired Asia-based online reservation systems provider Globekey. The acquisition, completed this month, significantly increases the direct booking contribution to the SiteMinder business from within Asia, especially in Globekey’s primary markets of Indonesia and Thailand where the majority of Globekey’s 1200 global… Read more »
London, UK – The global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, today announces it has accelerated its growth in Southern Europe with the signing of another hotel group in Spain, Sallés Hotels. The announcement comes just months after the signing of one of Spain’s largest hotel chains, Sercotel, and Rusticae, the country’s largest quality club… Read more »
Las Vegas, U.S. – roomlia®, a mobile booking app that offers two-way connections for instant hotel bookings up to seven days in advance, has announced a partnership with SiteMinder, the hotel industry’s leading provider of online distribution and direct booking technology. The mobile travel agent is the latest two-way addition to SiteMinder’s distribution platform. David… Read more »
London, UK – SiteMinder, the world’s leading cloud platform for hotels, has this week been recognised for its best-in-class technology solutions, receiving a coveted Top Hotel Star Award in Germany in the category of IT. The announcement – made at an awards ceremony held at Empire Riverside Hotel – placed SiteMinder’s Channel Manager in Bronze… Read more »
Bespoke Hospitality Management Asia (BHMAsia) strengthens alliance with SiteMinder for its business expansion plan in the South-East Asian region Bangkok, Thailand – Asia-Pacific hotel management, development and consulting group Bespoke Hospitality Management Asia (BHMAsia) today announces it has enhanced its partnership with SiteMinder to support its new and upcoming projects in Indonesia and the South-East Asian… Read more »
Sydney, Australia – Mantra Group, a leading Australian-based hotel and resort marketer and operator, today announces it has selected SiteMinder to power the online distribution of its entire group located throughout the Asia Pacific. The move will see SiteMinder integrate Mantra Group’s central reservation system (CRS), SIHOT, with more than 250 of the world’s leading… Read more »
Rockville, Maryland, U.S. – Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), a leading worldwide lodging company, announced today an agreement with SiteMinder, the leading cloud platform for hotel distribution. The agreement will allow Choice’s international properties the unique ability to manage their entire room inventory from one central system. SiteMinder’s real-time integration with Choice’s proprietary CRS will… Read more »
London, UK – Two of the world’s leading providers of hotel technology solutions, Oracle MICROS and SiteMinder, have today announced an enhanced partnership through the integration of the MICROS-Fidelio Suite8 property management system (PMS) software with SiteMinder’s leading cloud platform for hotel distribution. The move – which comes just few days before ITB Berlin where… Read more »
Dallas, U.S. – The global hotel industry’s leading provider of online distribution and direct booking technology, SiteMinder, today announces it has secured Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa in Florida, the U.S., to reach its 16,000th hotel customer milestone. Located steps from the famous Duval Street, on a waterfront with priceless views of the Gulf… Read more »
London, UK – One day ahead of FITUR, the world’s tourism trade fair for the Ibero American markets being held in Madrid, the global hotel industry’s leading provider of online distribution and direct booking technology, SiteMinder, today announces it has signed on Rusticae – the largest quality club for boutique hotels in Spain. The club’s… Read more »
London, UK – The global hotel industry’s leading provider of online distribution technology, SiteMinder, today announces it has secured one of Spain’s largest hotel chains, Sercotel, to cement its growing hold of the local Spanish market. The announcement comes one week ahead of the world’s tourism trade fair for the Ibero American markets, FITUR, being… Read more »
London, UK – UK provincial hotel group The Hotel Collection has today selected SiteMinder’s Channel Manager to provide its entire four-star portfolio real-time access to more than 200 distribution channels worldwide. The Hotel Collection comprises 21 hotels across England, Scotland and Wales – including the historic Imperial Hotel in Torquay; The Lygon Arms in… Read more »
London, UK – The world’s leading provider of online distribution technology, SiteMinder, has today announced its latest integration partnership with Paris-based Topsys to offer unparalleled global connections for hotel users of the company’s “Top-Hotel” property management system (PMS) software – in France and French-speaking countries across the globe. More than 1,200 hotels currently use the… Read more »
Sydney, Australia – The global hotel industry’s leading provider of online distribution and direct booking technology, SiteMinder, has been announced a Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Australia winner for the fourth consecutive year to further cement its position as one of the country’s top, and rapidly-growing, innovative companies. The announcement – which follows a record year in… Read more »
One of the world’s leading providers of online distribution technology, SiteMinder, has today announced a strategic integration partnership with Ctrip to secure a pivotal connection for hotels looking to access China’s soaring online travel industry. The new two-way integration puts the more than 14,000 hotels using SiteMinder’s Room Distribution Exchange (RDX) platform among the first… Read more »
Dallas, US – SiteMinder has today announced its latest integration partnership with one of the world’s leading luxury travel sites, Jetsetter – a part of the TripAdvisor family of travel sites since April 2013. Jetsetter is an online travel community that provides insider access and expert knowledge for exclusive deals on the world’s finest vacation… Read more »
Dallas, US – SiteMinder today announced it has partnered with leading global travel wholesaler Tourico Holidays, allowing its 14,000 hotel customers and technology partners to integrate with Tourico’s massive inventory of travel products as part of its increasingly diversified distribution stream. The wholesaler has connected with SiteMinder’s RDX platform, which offers a rapid two-way, real-time… Read more »
Dallas, US – Two of the hotel industry’s most prominent executives have today been announced the first ever leaders for the Software Resource Team of Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG), the membership association that unites the world’s hospitality companies and technology innovators to solve industry challenges. Having led all votes, the co-chairs of the newly-established Software… Read more »
Bangkok, Thailand – SiteMinder is pleased today to announce its latest integration partnership with Asia Pacific-based luxury hotel booking website The Luxe Nomad (TheLuxeNomad.com) to further strengthen its presence in the world’s fastest growing travel region. TheLuxeNomad.com has connected with SiteMinder’s RDX platform, which offers a rapid two-way, real-time XML connection between leading booking channels,… Read more »
London, UK – SiteMinder is pleased today to announce its latest integration with one of Germany’s largest property management systems (PMSs) for medium-sized hotels to offer market-leading, automated online distribution solutions for more than 5,000 hotels across the region. The partnership with HS/3 Hotelsoftware GmbH & Co. KG (“HS/3”) involves the company’s integration with pmsXchange… Read more »
Dallas, US – One of the global hotel industry’s leading providers of online distribution and direct booking technology, SiteMinder, has today revealed its innovative platform solutions facilitated a combined US$7.4 billion in revenue for hotels worldwide over the 12 months ending 30 June 2014. The figure, generated by over 18 million hotel reservations throughout the… Read more »
Leading hotel distribution and booking company opens office in Dallas to service the Americas Dallas, US – Having completed a $30 million Series B funding this year and lined up key strategic partners, one of the hotel industry’s leading online distribution and direct booking technology providers – SiteMinder – has opened its headquarters for the… Read more »
Dallas, US – SiteMinder has partnered with leading booking channels Getaroom.com, BookIt.com and JTB Hawaii to continue its expansion into the Americas market. All three channels – renowned in the Americas for their innovative online travel solutions – now connect with SiteMinder’s RDX (Room Distribution Exchange) platform, which offers a rapid two-way, real-time XML connection… Read more »
London, UK – SiteMinder is pleased to announce its latest strategic integration partnership with Russian online travel agency (OTA) giant Ostrovok. Founded in 2010, the rapidly growing OTA is Russia’s leading and fastest growing online hotel booking channel – averaging more than one million visitors per month, and offering bookings for 150,000 hotels in more… Read more »
London, UK – Grand City Hotels, one of the leading hotel management companies in Europe, has selected SiteMinder’s enterprise distribution technology, The Channel Manager, to provide seamless, robust two-way integrations between multiple booking channels and its hotel management system, Opera by MICROS-Fidelio, for more than 80 of its hotels. The decision – taken after running… Read more »
SiteMinder, a leading provider of online distribution technology for hotels, has expanded in to the Lake Rajada Building in Bangkok, Thailand. With rapid growth and a client base on the rise across the Asia region, SiteMinder moved from its previous office (the company’s fifth across the globe) to support the increase in both local and… Read more »
Bangkok, Thailand – Dorsett Hospitality International, the developer, owner and manager of hotels across Asia and the UK, has selected SiteMinder’s enterprise distribution technology as their preferred channel management solution. SiteMinder currently provides technology solutions for Dorsett Hospitality International across Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia and the UK. “Our properties using SiteMinder’s solution have already… Read more »
Bangkok, Thailand – SiteMinder, a leading online hotel technology provider, has teamed with White Linen Boutique Hotel, a not-for-profit hotel that raises funds for victims of sex trafficking through The Daughters of Cambodia campaign. The Daughters of Cambodia organisation specifically supports victims of trafficking in their efforts to leave the sex industry by providing employment,… Read more »
Since its launch in 2006, SiteMinder has been a trusted supplier to hotels globally and has had the opportunity to create partnerships with some of the world’s top travel providers. Coinciding with their involvement at ITB Berlin, SiteMinder is pleased to announce its recent integration with Derag Livinghotels, one of Germany’s market leaders in providing… Read more »
SiteMinder is the Preferred Choice for the Spanish Tourism Market London, UK – SiteMinder, a leader in the online hotel distribution industry, is pleased to announce a new partnership with one of Spain’s top online travel agencies (OTAs): Jumbo Tours Spain. The company was looking for a solution that would establish a seamless connection to… Read more »
SiteMinder celebrates signing of its most recent technology partner – Idiso MADRID, Spain – Coinciding with FITUR’s 2014 International Tourism Fair in Madrid this week (22nd – 26th January), SiteMinder has announced the signing of their newest technology partner to the RDX Network. In a clear sign that best-in-class online hotel distribution is a key… Read more »
Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), a Silicon Valley based Venture Capital firm, invests in leading travel technology provider SiteMinder, helping to accelerate further development of its category-leading technology platform and scale its global operations. Palo Alto, California – January 14, 2014 – Leading online hotel distribution and connectivity platform, SiteMinder, has raised US$30 million in funding led by Palo Alto based Technology Crossover… Read more »
Industry event brings together market leading OTAs to discuss fast-paced world of online distribution LONDON, England – In light of SiteMinder’s successful Brews & Schmooze industry event in Sydney, the company decided to launch the networking evening in London on 28th November 2013. The evening brought together the ‘who’s who’ of Online Travel Agents (OTA’s)… Read more »
SiteMinder has for the second consecutive year been named one of Australia’s fastest growing businesses in the prestigious BRW Fast 100. Founded in 2006 and providing software-as-a-service products to the hotel industry, SiteMinder came 63rd in the list that ranks Australia’s fastest growing small to medium sizes companies in both the private and public sectors… Read more »
Sydney, Australia – SiteMinder is very pleased to announce that the company has been named to the 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Australia list. This is the third year in a row that SiteMinder has been named to this prestigious list, which recognises the fastest growing technology companies in Australia, based on revenue growth percentage… Read more »
In the same month that SiteMinder celebrated its 7th Birthday it also announced the addition of their 10,000th customer at World Travel Market 2013. Founded in 2006 in Sydney, Australia, SiteMinder has expanded exponentially with offices in Dallas, London, Bangkok and Cape Town; servicing hotel clients in over 105 countries. SiteMinder’s Managing Director and Co-Founder,… Read more »
SiteMinder new API supplier to GTA GTA’s Supplier XML Application Program Interface (API) is an easy to use and seamless point of access to GTA’s systems SiteMinder helps hotels keep their availability and rates up to date and better manage reservations Information is immediately available to tens of thousands of travel selling businesses using GTA’s… Read more »
SiteMinder clients now qualified to use TripConnect to increase direct bookings and revenue London, UK – October 24, 2013 – SiteMinder is pleased to announce their recent certification as a TripAdvisor Premium Partner for the company’s new advertising bidding tool, TripConnect. TripConnect enables hoteliers to bid for a higher price position within their hotels’ page… Read more »
Barcelona, Spain – Hoteles Catalonia selects SiteMinder’s Channel Manager for enterprise connectivity due to its robust integration with their SAP based Property Management System (PMS). As one of Spain’s most recognizable hotel brands, and a leader in the Barcelona hotel industry, Hoteles Catalonia has 60 hotels of which 24 are situated in Barcelona city alone…. Read more »
Anantara, one of Southeast Asia’s most recognized luxury hotel brands and part of Thailand-based Minor Hotel Group, has chosen to use SiteMinder’s enterprise distribution technology, The Channel Manager to connect their Opera Central Reservation System (CRS) and IDeaS Revenue Management System (RMS) with hundreds of online booking sites. These new systems connections will result in… Read more »
The luxury lifestyle resort Indigo Pearl in Phuket has achieved an increase of 15% in online reservations as a result of a strategic partnership with online distribution company SiteMinder. The collaboration has also supported a 20% growth in Indigo Pearl’s Average Daily Rate in less than two years. SiteMinder’s Channel Manager supplies rates and inventory… Read more »
World Leading Online Travel Agencies Gather For a Night of ‘Brews & Schmooze’ SYDNEY, Australia – On the eve of SiteMinder’s 7th birthday, the global leader in online distribution successfully launched the first networking event specifically targeting Online Booking Channels. The event was created to provide an open platform to discuss the latest developments within… Read more »
Luxury German hotel brand, King’s Hotels, has partnered with global online distributor, SiteMinder, to connect its properties with online booking channels from around the world. Based in Munich, King’s Hotels has selected SiteMinder’s Channel Manager to connect its protel Property Management System (PMS) and IDeaS Revenue Management System to key local and international booking sites… Read more »
Inntopia Channel Manager to dramatically increase distribution potential for accommodation providers. Inntopia and SiteMinder have partnered to offer channel management capability that connects accommodation providers — hotels, condominiums, vacation rental managers, and more — to major on-line booking channels such as Booking.com, Expedia, and others. Accommodation providers manage their inventory in Inntopia while simultaneously taking… Read more »
Hotel Group Of 23 Properties Expands Its Online Footprint Leading British hotel group, PH Hotels, has partnered with SiteMinder’s global distribution platform to expand online visibility and lift its share of web-based bookings. Head of Distribution for Principal Hayley, Andreas Maszczyk, said: “SiteMinder’s integration has provided a significant step forward both in our booking channel… Read more »
South Africa’s premier hotel, resort and casino group, Sun International, which owns the world-famous Sun City Resort, has signed with global online distributor, SiteMinder. Boasting a portfolio of 30 properties, Sun International has partnered with SiteMinder to automatically connect its Central Reservations System (CRS), Opera ORS, and its IDeaS Revenue Management System (RMS) with the… Read more »
The Internet has changed the way consumers’ book travel and accommodation. This shift in consumer behavior has led to a surge in online bookings around the world and inherently meant a transformation in how hotels get their rooms to market. Supporting this growth are recent figures released by SiteMinder, whose connectivity distribution platform, RDX (Room… Read more »
Scandinavia’s largest hotel, Bella Sky Comwell, located in Copenhagen, has amplified web-based revenue by 50 per cent following its partnership with global online distribution technology provider, SiteMinder. The 812-room luxury hotel in the Danish capital – recently voted the world’s most liveable city for the second year running by the UK lifestyle magazine, Monocle –… Read more »
The recently launched portfolio of boutique properties across Asia – Secret Retreats Hotels – has begun using the fully-integrated solution Room Distribution Exchange (RDX), powered by global online distributor SiteMinder. Based in Singapore and boasting 37 properties, the management team at Secret Retreats have selected to plug into SiteMinder’s RDX platform, which will provide their properties with… Read more »
Global online distributor, SiteMinder, has today been named one of the preferred channel manager vendors for global hotel chain Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. SiteMinder is set to assist in effectively managing the online distribution of Hyatt’s distinct brand portfolio. “The newly established relationship with a globally recognised hotel group, Hyatt, is a vote of confidence… Read more »
Global online distributor, SiteMinder, has appointed well-known American hotel industry personality, David Chestler, to head up its expansion into the Americas market. As SiteMinder’s Executive Vice President for the Americas, Mr Chestler will help continue expanding SiteMinder’s footprint in the Americas market, with primary focus being on the growth in the US. Heading the agenda… Read more »
Global online distribution company, SiteMinder, has expanded in the USA with the South Beach Group of hotels in Florida choosing SiteMinder’s industry leading Channel Manager to automatically connect its Property Management System (PMS) with the world’s leading booking websites. The group of 12 boutique hotels in popular Miami chose SiteMinder after extensive research into the… Read more »
Six major online travel agencies and booking platforms in Asia and Europe will gain direct connections to the world’s leading hotel reservation systems after connecting with SiteMinder’s Room Distribution Exchange (RDX) via SiteMinder’s channel connectivity API, SiteConnect. The OTAs that have plugged into the RDX channel connectivity platform are: – Best Hotel Online –… Read more »
The largest, privately-owned hotel chain in Paris – Les Hotels de Paris – has signed with global channel manager, SiteMinder, to sell its rooms on the world’s major online booking sites. Les Hotels de Paris – www.leshotelsdeparis.com – owns 24 boutique hotels in Paris – one of the most visited cities in the world with… Read more »
The future online distribution of 26 boutique hotels from the Malmaison and Hotel du Vin brands in the United Kingdom will be powered by global CRS distributor, SiteMinder, following the signing of a new partnership designed to boost online revenue for the twin hotel brands. Twelve Malmaison hotels, described by the UK chain as ‘hotels… Read more »
Online booking revenue for SERENATA Hotels and Resorts’ properties in Thailand has doubled since the group deployed SiteMinder’s flat-fee Channel Manager in May, 2012, to sell its rooms on the world’s major online booking sites. Ten boutique lodges, resorts and hotels owned by SERENATA across Thailand are now using SiteMinder’s Channel Manager to connect them… Read more »
SiteMinder’s Room Distribution Exchange (RDX) platform will power a new channel management service being offered by major German hotel software provider, hetras, as part of a distribution partnership signed between the two companies. The announcement, made by SiteMinder at the world’s largest tourism convention, ITB Berlin (March 6-10, 2013), means hetras, which offers cloud-based hotel… Read more »
Rapid growth in China’s outbound tourism market has led to the country’s premier, invitation-only travel site, Zanadu, plugging into SiteMinder’s Room Distribution Exchange (RDX), to gain direct access to leading hotel reservation systems around the world. Zanadu selected RDX to be the first channel connectivity platform to link with the luxury travel site, which was… Read more »
Global online distributor, SiteMinder, has expanded its footprint in southern Europe, with the Channel Manager announcing at Spain’s huge FITUR tourism trade fair this week that it has partnered with one of Spain’s top accommodation groups, Silken Hotels, for ‘best-in-class’ online distribution integration. Boasting a portfolio of 33 four and five star hotels across Spain,… Read more »
MICROS today announced that the launch of MICROS Channel Manager is commencing in the Asia Pacific region. MICROS Channel Manager provides full 2-way connectivity between over 130 of the world’s leading online booking channels and MICROS’ OPERA, ORS and myfidelio.net products. MICROS has chosen to utilize SiteMinder’s direct connectivity platform, the Room Distribution Exchange (RDX),… Read more »
The largest privately owned hotel group in Britain – Macdonald Hotels & Resorts – has signed with global channel manager, SiteMinder, to boost its online exposure by connecting the group’s reservation and rate management systems with online booking sites around the world. Boasting a portfolio of over 45 hotels, ranging from 3 to 5 stars… Read more »
The success of a new, groundbreaking Room Distribution Exchange (RDX) platform that directly connects hotel reservation systems and online booking channels over the web has led to software-as-a-service technology company, SiteMinder, being named as one of Australia’s 50 fastest-growing technology companies. The newly-released ‘Deloitte Technology Fast 50’ awards for 2012 ranks SiteMinder 28th on its… Read more »
One of Asia-Pacific’s leading hospitality management companies, ONYX Hospitality Group, has become the latest high profile hotel company to partner with global distribution platform, SiteMinder, to connect its expanding portfolio of properties to the world’s top online booking channels. A total of 22 ONYX properties in Thailand will be using SiteMinder’s industry-leading Channel Manager to… Read more »
Voyages Takes a New Online Course for Increased Market Penetration Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia has engaged global online distribution solutions provider, SiteMinder, to implement a holistic technology offering and to extend their reach to more online markets around the world. Voyages’ properties at Ayers Rock Resort in the Northern Territory and Home Valley Station in… Read more »
Rapidly increasing levels of online travel bookings in Indonesia have led to one of the country’s major online travel agents, GoIndonesia.com, joining SiteMinder’s new Room Distribution Exchange (RDX) platform to gain faster and direct access to hotel reservation systems. RDX is the first connectivity platform GoIndonesia.com has chosen to connect with. SiteMinder’s Partnerships Manager, Duncan… Read more »
The worldwide surge in online hotel bookings has seen SiteMinder – a technology business that has built an industry-standard distribution platform between hotels and online reservation websites – named as one of Australia’s 100 fastest-growing companies as part of the 2012 BRW Fast 100 List unveiled last night. Established in 2006, SiteMinder is now a… Read more »
More New Senior Appointments for UK Office Business for global online distributor, SiteMinder has jumped almost five-fold in Europe this year, with the company announcing two more senior appointments based in its London offices to meet the accommodation industry’s growing demand for software that supports the online booking boom. Bringing a wealth of hotel technology… Read more »
ECCO Tours is happy to announce it has partnered with SiteMinder to provide their clients with a seamless online booking platform. The integration will allow ECCO Tours clients access to rates and availability, ensuring maximum sales penetration as well as an easier way to transact. The integration will ensure reduced time for the booking process,… Read more »
Texas-based hotel reservations company, Genares, has chosen the Room Distribution Exchange (RDX) platform from SiteMinder to gain direct, two-way connectivity with the world’s leading booking sites. RDX allows Genares to offer its own fully branded and supportable distribution product that delivers automated, two-way connectivity between hundreds of the world’s leading online booking sites and their… Read more »
A London-based hotel group, Bespoke Hotels, which manages ‘chic’ boutique hotels in the UK and around the world, has partnered with global distribution company, SiteMinder, to boost online bookings across the group. The Bespoke portfolio’s hotels’, which includes boutique properties in the UK, across Europe and also in Thailand and the Caribbean, are described as… Read more »
Online distribution company, SiteMinder, has expanded its London office with two new senior appointments that will help the company with its rapid growth in Europe. Jason Lewis has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing for the Europe, Middle East and African markets while Cassian Silins has taken his chair as Head of Sales for… Read more »
HotelTravel.com, a worldwide leader in online hotel reservations and travel content, and SiteMinder have successfully completed two-way XML connectivity for seamless online booking. According to HotelTravel.com Chief Information Officer, Olivier Dombey, SiteMinder is a popular option for hotels to connect directly with fast-growing OTAs like HotelTravel.com. “SiteMinder has a long history of innovation and is… Read more »
The prestigious Regal Hotels Group, which offers thousands of rooms in Hong Kong, has gained powerful and seamless two-way connectivity with hundreds of online travel agents (OTAs) around the world directly from its custom-built Miro PMS after deploying Room Distribution Exchange (RDX) – SiteMinder’s new, direct connectivity platform. “Regal Hotels has recognised the importance that… Read more »
Avvio is pleased to announce its new partnership with SiteMinder and its commitment to integrate SiteMinder’s leading distribution platform, Room Distribution Exchange (RDX) technology into Convert 5. This will provide Avvio’s Convert 5 clients with a seamless online distribution platform for managing the hotel’s direct and indirect online channels. The integration of RDX will allow… Read more »
A worldwide surge in online hotel bookings and a rapidly expanding property base are behind a doubling in year-on-year booking revenue for hotels using SiteMinder’s international online distribution platform. SiteMinder today reported that its distribution platform delivered its growing list of global hotel customers using the platform just over USD$2 billion dollars in booking revenue… Read more »
Travellers seeking a five-star holiday at three of Bali’s top resorts – The Bale, The Amala and The Menjangan – will find it easier to book accommodation following a new partnership forged between Lifestyle Retreats and international online travel distribution provider, SiteMinder. Lifestyle Retreats is a Singapore-based boutique hotel management company which operates the three… Read more »
Global hotel distribution innovator, SiteMinder, today announced the launch of the much anticipated Room Distribution Exchange (RDX) – an industry platform allowing hotel systems and online booking channels around the globe to connect directly over the web without needing to use third party distribution intermediaries. Speaking at the launch today of RDX in Baltimore, USA,… Read more »
World Web Technologies Inc. (WWT) is pleased to announce a new two-way interface between its Cloud-based property management system, WebRezPro™ (WRP), and SiteMinder’s award-winning Channel Manager. WebRezPro’s interface with SiteMinder allows accommodation providers to enjoy automated management of room availability, rates and reservations between WebRezPro and the world’s leading booking websites via SiteMinder. Streamlining the… Read more »
3.5 million Customers and More than 1000 Hotel Room Nights Booked Every Day A major expansion for SiteMinder has come with the online distributor becoming the first global channel manager to forge a two-way connection with India’s biggest travel site, MakeMyTrip, which has more than 3.5 million customers and books over 1000 hotel room nights… Read more »
Exclusive Booking Site, Tablet Hotels, Connects to SiteMinder’s Distribution Platform Hotels that rate themselves as amongst the ‘most extraordinary in the world’ can now use SiteMinder’s distribution platform to sell their rooms on the exclusive online booking site, Tablet Hotels, which specialises in properties with ‘personality’. Promising ‘a cure for boring travel’ and an antidote… Read more »
Leading online hotel distribution switch, SiteMinder, is accelerating its global rollout, following an investment of more than $5 million by Bailador Investment Management. The funds from Bailador, which specialises in the provision of expansion capital for information technology companies, will assist SiteMinder in further accelerating growth in Europe, Asia and the Americas, with new products… Read more »
One of the world’s most prestigious hotel brands, Rocco Forte Hotels, has chosen leading CRS distribution platform, SiteMinder, to power its online distribution through seamless integration of the group CRS and Revenue Management Systems to the world’s leading online booking sites. The move will streamline the rate and availability distribution process for Rocco Forte’s 13… Read more »
As accommodation providers worldwide cut costs to protect thinning margins in a challenging market, one hotel chain in Asia has slashed more than 50 per cent off its costs through commission savings in less than two years after partnering with online distributor, SiteMinder. Malaysia’s premium-rated Avillion Hotel Group also saw revenue rise 30 per cent… Read more »
One of Britain’s most prestigious hotel chains, the De Vere Group, has become another high profile European chain to partner with the global CRS distribution platform, SiteMinder, to automate and streamline the most powerful online distribution process by connecting their Opera Central Reservation System, ORS, and Revenue Management System, IDeaS to multiple online booking channels…. Read more »
New platform for Smartphone mobile bookings A boom in mobile bookings has seen online hotel distributor, SiteMinder, release a new mobile version of its direct reservation engine, TheBookingButton. TheBookingButton will now allow all hotel users to access direct bookings through the increasingly important direct ‘mobile’ booking channel which is expected to top $8 billion in… Read more »
Accommodating Budget to Luxury Hotels Leading distribution company, SiteMinder, has significantly expanded its online network by connecting hotels to six more major online travel agents around the world. Offering online bookings to hotels from the budget sector right through to the luxury end of the market, the six new reservation sites now connected to SiteMinder… Read more »
SiteMinder Predicts Trends for Online Hotel Distribution for 2012 A key focus for hoteliers around the world in 2012 will be the integration of their online distributions with their Property Management Systems (PMS) and Revenue Management Systems (RMS) to make their online reach faster, simpler and more powerful, according to online distributor, SiteMinder. Forecasting trends… Read more »
Genting Malaysia Partners with SiteMinder’s Channel Manager The world’s third biggest hotel – First World – is one of a family of large hotels and resorts in Malaysia that have signed with international online distributor, SiteMinder, to expand their booking presence on the web. Giant leisure, hospitality and entertainment corporation, Genting Malaysia Berhad, which owns… Read more »
Evolving software, increased competition and ever increasing levels of online bookings are prompting hotels to beef up their online distribution and streamline business processes, according to leading online distribution company, SiteMinder. Three sister hotels in South Africa are the latest to fully automate their online strategy, achieving complete integration between their Channel Manager, Revenue Management System and Property Management System.
SiteMinder – a leading technology provider that allows hotels to automate distribution of rooms to online booking channels – has been named as one of Australia’s fastest-growing technology companies in the prestigious ‘Deloitte Technology Fast 50’ awards for 2011.
SiteMinder today announced the highly anticipated release of its next generation state-of-the-art distribution platform to the global hotel industry. Being unveiled at World Travel Market in London this week, the new platform is set to challenge conventional thinking in automated distribution of hotel rooms to leading booking channels.
A major booking platform for low-cost accommodation – budgetplaces.com – has partnered with online hotel distributor, SiteMinder, to connect hotels around the world especially in Europe, where budgetplaces.com is a prime source for people seeking affordable beds.
One of the world’s major providers of hotel software, protel, has partnered with online distribution company, SiteMinder, to offer two-way streamlined distribution solutions for thousands of international hotels.
More than 6000 hotels around the world use Property Management System (PMS) and Central Reservation System (CRS) products developed by German-based protel.
A chain of nine hotels in Iceland has signed with international online distributor, SiteMinder, to broaden their web distribution amid predictions by SiteMinder that the proportion of hotels in Europe using channel management will double over the next two years.
SiteMinder has made its direct reservation product, ‘TheBookingButton’, available on Facebook, allowing hotels to sell rooms directly on their own Facebook page.
The new Facebook application is free for SiteMinder customers and helps hotels generate tangible revenue from their Facebook page.
IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the leading provider of pricing and revenue management software, services and consulting, and SiteMinder, an award winning distribution company, announced today the complete certified integration of SiteMinder’s Channel Manager and the IDeaS Revenue Management System (RMS)
The proportion of hotels in the UK and Europe embracing channel management technology will double in two years, according to hotel technology firm SiteMinder. Just over a year after establishing an office in London, SiteMinder says it has seen the percentage of revenue from sales in Europe overtake that from its home market of Australia for… Read more »
A New Zealand hotel has increased bookings by almost a third over the last 12 months following its decision to adopt SiteMinder’s Channel Manager. And early reports show the latest integration between the hotel’s ClarityLive Property Management System and SiteMinder is fuelling a similar increase in business.
The luxury, boutique Auckland property, Hotel DeBrett, is one of many NZ and UK hotels that use the ClarityLive Hotel Manager PMS, which is owned by NZ hospitality software company, Clarity NZ. The company has integrated its ClarityLive Hotel Manager PMS with SiteMinder’s plug-and-play ‘pmsXchange’ API (application programming interface) technology, which now links Clarity’s hotel clients, such as Hotel DeBrett, with major online booking sites around the world.
SiteMinder’s market-leading ability to provide complete, two-way integrations to the world’s leading Property Management Systems has continued with the online distribution company announcing the completion of the integration with SoftBrands’ Epitome system.
Leading online distributor, SiteMinder, has revealed that its channel management platform delivered its hotel customers over $1 billion dollars in booking revenue from online channels in the past 12 months.
SiteMinder’s General Manager for Sales and Marketing, David Williams, said he expects the revenue for hotel clients who use SiteMinder’s online distribution technology to increase significantly in coming years as the use of online booking sites continues to grow extensively around the world.
Award winning online hotel distributor, SiteMinder, has launched connections with two of Britain’s biggest travel websites, Travel Republic and Hotels4U, broadening the market reach for thousands of accommodation providers throughout the globe.
SiteMinder’s General Manager for Europe, Brendon Rogers, said that the new two-way connections with www.hotels4u.com – part of the Thomas Cook group – and www.travelrepublic.co.uk represented a major boost for the online distribution of hotels who use SiteMinder’s channel management technology.
Leading online accommodation distributor, SiteMinder, has added multi-lingual functionality to its direct commission free booking engine product, ‘TheBookingButton’, to help its hotel clients reach new international markets.
SiteMinder Partnerships Manager, Duncan Waterman, said the internationalisation of TheBookingButton would help make hotels ‘more local’ in many countries and accessible to a much wider booking audience. “By coupling TheBookingButton’s multi-currency capabilities with the new multi-lingual functionality, properties have a cutting edge booking engine which communicates with a large percentage of the worlds booking audience,” said Mr Waterman.
SiteMinder announced today that its innovative smart ‘plug and play’ technology, pmsXchange, had celebrated the 25th Property Management System to integrate to SiteMinder’s rapidly increasing online distribution network. ‘pmsXchange’ allows PMS and CRS vendors to achieve two-way integration directly between their systems and dozens of the world’s leading bookings sites.
Prominent London hotel, The Cavendish London, has partnered with SiteMinder to expand its online distribution and revenue.
Located in the prestigious Mayfair district in the heart of London, the famous Cavendish Hotel will use SiteMinder’s Channel Manager to sell its 230 rooms on dozens of accommodation booking sites around the world, including Expedia which recently ranked The Cavendish London on its ‘Insiders’ Select’ list of the world’s 2500 best hotels from a review of 114,000 properties worldwide.
Award winning channel manager, SiteMinder, has announced a new, two-way connection between Sindata’s Visual Hotel Program property management system (PMS) and the world’s leading booking sites. VHP has joined the growing number of PMSs connecting to SiteMinder’s ‘plug and play’ pmsXchange technology to increase their online distribution offering.
The SiteMinder integration means hundreds of hotels in Asia and eastern Europe that use the VHP PMS can now have their room availability and pricing distributed automatically to dozens of online accommodation booking sites such as Agoda, Expedia, and Orbitz. Reservations from the booking sites are then automatically delivered into the VHP PMS by SiteMinder’s Channel Manager, eliminating the need to manually re-key booking site reservation emails.
Rapidly expanding Indonesian hotels group, Aston International, has upgraded its online distribution strategy by signing with accommodation aggregator, SiteMinder, to help manage its direct website bookings and reservations from third party accommodation websites around the world.
Aston International, which manages 36 hotels under 10 major brands in South East Asia has installed SiteMinder’s leading edge website booking engine, ‘TheBookingButton’ onto its own hotel websites to better manage direct online reservations. Aston has also engaged SiteMinder’s channel management technology to bolster its online reach to booking markets around the world and streamline their distribution efficiencies.
SiteMinder today announced the latest release of its market leading 2-way booking site integration platform, pmsXchange.
pmsXchange connects Property Management and Central Reservation systems seamlessly to Online Booking Channels such as Expedia, Booking.com, HRS, Laterooms, Orbitz, Agoda and many many more.
International hotel management company, Pan Pacific Hotels Group, has signed with online hotel distributor, SiteMinder, to connect its Opera Central Reservation System (CRS) to major, global, online distribution channels.
Based in Singapore, Pan Pacific Hotels Group owns and/or manages over 30 hotels, resorts and serviced suites with over 10,000 rooms in Asia and North America including those under development. The Group comprises two well-known brands: Pan Pacific® and PARKROYAL®.
Leading international channel management company, SiteMinder, has expanded its foothold in the UK market, with a London-based boutique property portfolio, Grange Hotels, signing up with SiteMinder to manage its online distribution to third party booking channels.
Grange Hotels represents 16 independent four and five-star hotels in central London including luxury boutique properties such as Grange St Pauls Hotel, Grange Holborn Hotel, Grange Langham Court Hotel and The Buckingham.
The award-winning Mr & Mrs Smith booking site that specialises in handpicked, stylish hotels around the world is the latest channel to connect to online hotel distributor, SiteMinder. The connection is set to dramatically speed up bookings for what Mr & Mrs Smith describes on its site as ‘boutique boltholes’.
Online hotel distributor, SiteMinder, has announced it has already completed system changes to allow its hotel customers to take advantage of the doubling of Wotif’s booking window from three to six months.
Wotif, which has a long-standing channel link with SiteMinder, recently announced the update to their site to allow web bookers to reserve rooms six months in advance.
Accommodation bookings Australia-wide will become faster and easier thanks to a new connection between online hotel distributor, SiteMinder, and accommodation broker, The Hotel Network.
Using SiteMinder’s channel management technology and its hotel client base, the new link will provide The Hotel Network with more real-time inventory for its customers.
SiteMinder – a leading distributor of Australian hotel rooms to online travel agents – has unveiled the top performing online booking websites for its Australian hotel customers.
The Australian and international reservation sites were ranked according to the booking dollars yielded per listed accommodation provider. Only booking sites listing at least 500 of the 3000 Australian accommodation providers that use SiteMinder as a distribution and channel manager were included in the ranking process.
A survey this year of the fastest growing technology companies in the Asia Pacific has listed Australian online hotel distributor, SiteMinder, as the most rapidly expanding software business in Australia.
The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific Awards for 2010 ranked SiteMinder at number 68 of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in the region based on revenue performance over the past three years. SiteMinder, an online channel manager which links hotels with reservation websites around the world, was recorded as achieving a 478 per cent growth in revenue over the past two years – well above the 374 per cent average growth for the entire list of 500 companies.
The accommodation booking sites of all the States’ big motoring clubs will soon beef up the number of hotels their combined 6.8 million members can book after their tourism body, AAA Tourism, this week finalised a connection with major online accommodation distributor, SiteMinder.
The partnership between AAA Tourism and SiteMinder also means the thousands of properties that use SiteMinder’s channel management system to sell and manage their room availability on websites around the world will soon have a huge new market via the accommodation reservation sites of the RACV in Victoria, NRMA in NSW, RACQ in QLD, RAA in SA, RAC in WA, RACT in Tasmania and AANT in the NT.
With the help of SiteMinder, one of the world’s top online distribution solution Companies, Rembrandt Hotel & Towers proudly unveils its brand new website (www.rembrandtbkk.com). With the power of internet growing by the day, Rembrandt has made the decision to increase its online visibility and web presence by creating a brand new site that is optimized for visibility, speed and ease of use.
MICROS-Fidelio celebrates its 100th integrated customer to SiteMinder this week! The 2-way integration from the popular OPERA Property Management System means customers no longer need to manually update rates and availability nor enter bookings manually into OPERA, saving time and improving accuracy.
The micro- designed online booking engine, Accommodation Guru – created by one of the original founders of travel.com.au – has partnered with international channel manager, SiteMinder.
The move allows accommodation providers to list their inventory on the dozens of geographically themed and independently licensed booking sites powered by the Accommodation Guru online reservation system, which was established by travel software developer and website entrepreneur, Dave Upton, in 2005.
Leading hotel management group, Mirvac Hotels & Resorts, has signed with expanding international channel manager, SiteMinder, to seamlessly connect its Opera Central Reservation System (CRS) to major, global, online distribution channels.
The link with SiteMinder’s channel management system will allow Mirvac’s 47 hotels and resorts across Australia and in New Zealand to boost bookings on dozens of accommodation booking sites within its own markets and overseas.
Online hotel distributor, SiteMinder, has launched a connection with a major international hotel booking site, HolidayCity.com, broadening the market reach for accommodation providers throughout the globe who use SiteMinder’s technology to link them to online reservation websites around the world.
SiteMinder’s General Manager of Sales and Marketing Gary Fog, said the addition of HolidayCity.com to its expanding list of major international booking sites would generate more exposure and business for SiteMinder’s hotel customers particularly in Asia, where HolidayCity.com is one of the top online booking platforms.
With many hotels achieving close to 40 per cent of bookings on the net, online accommodation distributor SiteMinder, has launched a new version of its direct booking engine product, ‘TheBookingButton’.
SiteMinder’s new-look Booking Button, which accommodation providers can use on their own website as a direct, commission-free booking engine, aims to significantly increase booking conversion percentages. The new, fully customisable Booking Button allows hotels to package rooms to include extras such as breakfast, late checkout and tours. The latest version also offers increased security, allows hoteliers to track return on investment on pay-per-click campaigns and also improves analysis of their online business.
Five top Australian resorts acquired last year by international hospitality group, Delaware North, have joined online distributor, SiteMinder, to boost their exposure to dozens of accommodation booking engines in Australia and overseas.
The five resorts – El Questro Wilderness Park and Homestead in Western Australia, Kings Canyon Resort in the Northern Territory and three Queensland properties, Lizard Island Resort, Heron Island Resort and Wilson Island Resort – were formerly owned by the GPT-owned Voyages Hotels and Resorts.
Online hotel distributor, SiteMinder, has launched a global, two-way integration between the major Callista property management system (PMS) and room booking websites around the world.
The connection means hotels using Callista’s PMS can now have their room availability and pricing distributed automatically to dozens of online accommodation booking sites such as Expedia, Wotif, Booking.com and Agoda, using SiteMinder’s online technology. And in return, reservations from booking sites are automatically captured by SiteMinder and dropped directly into hotels’ Callista PMS, eliminating the need to manually re-key booking site reservation emails and faxes.
Online hotel distributor, SiteMinder, has announced its first connection with a ‘bricks and mortar’ travel agency, House of Travel – New Zealand’s largest travel retailer – in a move aimed at boosting New Zealand business for SiteMinder’s accommodation clients.
Phase one of the new link means the House of Travel’s consultants in New Zealand can now book hotels in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the UK that use SiteMinder’s online technology to link them with markets and distribution channels around the world.
Top-end hotels that use SiteMinder technology to link them to online booking sites around the world now have a new avenue to spruik their plush rooms, with the exclusive Splendia online booking service now connecting to SiteMinder.
An international booking site that specialises in original and luxury accommodation and only lists properties ranked highly by its users, Splendia will offer SiteMinder’s hotel customers in Australasia and the UK exposure to a lucrative new distribution channel focused on the inbound market.
SiteMinder, an Australian headquartered distribution channel management service that links hotels to online booking sites around the world, will open its first overseas office in London this month as part of major expansion plans that will see the distribution manager expand into the Asian Market as well.
SiteMinder management team member, Tobias Janiesch, moved recently from the company’s Sydney headquarters to the UK to head up the new London office – SiteMinder’s first overseas base since it began operations in Australia in 2006.
One of Australia’s leading managers of travel services for the government and MICE sectors, The Lido Group, has joined forces with channel manager, SiteMinder, to expand the number of hotels its public servant and events customers can book online.
The new connection means properties which use SiteMinder now have direct and instant access to the thousands of government, events and corporate customers who use The Lido Group’s own online booking system for accommodation and travel bookings.
Australian apartment hotel group, Punthill, has joined online room distributor, SiteMinder, to boost website bookings.
The move will allow Punthill’s 14 properties in Victoria and NSW to increase their exposure across dozens of online distribution channels around Australia and overseas without having to manage room inventory on individual booking sites.
Major online accommodation hub, Global BedBank, has joined channel manager, SiteMinder, to provide more centralised distribution for 600 hotels in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
Operators of AustraliaBedBank, PacificBedBank and NZBedBank, Global BedBank is an online platform representing more than 600 accommodation providers that enables travel wholesalers and inbound tour operators to instantly access hotel, resort and cruise availability and to book rooms, suites and cabins in real time.
One of the largest suppliers of budget accommodation in Australia, Base Backpacker Hostels, has also become a product distributor after partnering with channel management company, SiteMinder.
The Base Tourism Group, which represents 17 hostels in Australia and New Zealand, has used SiteMinder’s channel management technology to become a distributor of backpacker rooms.
Hamilton Island is the latest major tourism player to join expanding channel manager, SiteMinder, with all five properties on the island signing up with SiteMinder to manage reservations from dozens of accommodation booking sites in Australia and around the world.
The new connection means Hamilton Island will have availability and pricing for its 380 rooms distributed automatically to dozens of online accommodation booking sites such as Expedia, Wotif, Booking.com and Agoda.
Leading channel manager, SiteMinder, has launched a global, two-way integration between the major roomMaster 2000 property management system and third party booking sites around the world.
The connection means hotels using the roomMaster PMS can now have their room availability and pricing distributed automatically to dozens of online accommodation booking sites such as Expedia, Wotif, Booking.com and Agoda. And in return, reservations from booking sites are automatically captured by SiteMinder and dropped directly into hotels’ roomMaster PMSs, eliminating the need to manually re-key booking site reservation emails and faxes.
SiteMinder today announced new international distribution opportunities for its accommodation operators.
SiteMinder was recently certified by leading European websites Hotel.de and HRS.com (Hotel Reservation Service) as an integration partner. The new connections allow SiteMinder customers to access bookings in new markets through two of Europe’s largest online booking sites.
Leading international Channel Management company, SiteMinder, announced that it has completed a seamless 2-way connection to the Micros-Fidelio Opera Property Management System. The SiteMinder integration to Opera means that availability and pricing is distributed automatically to the major third party booking sites each time it changes in the Opera PMS. When bookings occur on any booking site, SiteMinder instantaneously and automatically captures the reservations directly into the Property Management System so that there is no need to re-key booking site reservation emails and faxes. The result is a seamless interaction between the property management system and the booking sites.
SiteMinder today announced the completion of direct connectivity to the Hotelbeds system, offering its customers the option of another major international online booking channel. The connection means that SiteMinder customers can now manage room availability and pricing on the Hotelbeds system directly from the single SiteMinder web interface, or directly from their property management system if the system is integrated with SiteMinder.
Leading Channel Management technology provider SiteMinder has integrated to the TravelClick booking engine and GDS software platform, iHotelier. Accommodation providers are now able to update the iStay website booking engine through the SiteMinder Channel Management product just like any other connected booking channel. Through its open platform, SiteMinder strives to give Accommodation Providers choice of distribution from one easy to use web interface, including the ability to distribute rooms to online booking sites, wholesalers and the property’s own website for direct bookings.
SiteMinder today announced connectivity of its channel management platform to Rakuten, Japan’s leading online booking site.
“We have just gone live with this connection, and already we have had very positive feedback from our customers regarding bookings coming through this channel. With the Rakuten partnership, SiteMinder continues to deliver on our commitment to our customers to put their rooms in front of consumers in every part of the world. The key benefit in listing with SiteMinder is not only the variety of sites and breadth of distribution we offer, but more importantly the relevance of the channels we offer in driving bookings.” – Mike Ford, Managing Director, SiteMinder.
SiteMinder, a leading provider of online distribution technology to the Australian and New Zealand accommodation markets, today announced the connection of a host of new distribution channels for its properties. The new online booking channels will allow SiteMinder’s customers to enjoy exposure to a much wider range of local and international consumers.
The new connected sites include Orbitz, CentralR, LateRooms, Venere, Discover Australia, Discover West, GoGoGo, Jasons.
SiteMinder is proud to announce several new features recently released for TheBookingButton, SiteMinder’s market leading commission free online booking facility for direct website bookings.
This release adds room level photograph control as well as Google Map features to enrich the booking experience, converting more website visits into actual bookings.
SiteMinder announced today that it has added Agoda.com to its rapidly expanding list of major international booking sites. SiteMinder aims to drive more and more bookings for its customers from the international inbound market, and the addition of leading high quality booking sites like Agoda.com, serve to further this goal.
SiteMinder is pleased to announce new distribution opportunities for our customers.
SiteMinder was recently certified by Booking.com as a connection partner, allowing SiteMinders customers to be exposed to overseas markets through one of Europe’s largest online booking sites.
Rydges has adopted SiteMinder’s market leading online distribution technology across all properties in the group. The move allows Rydges to increase their exposure to online distribution channels without having to manage the room inventory on the individual booking sites and dramatically reduces any chances of overbooking.
SiteMinder today announced that it has added My Bookings™ by Entertainment™ to its growing list of distribution channels. My Bookings™ by Entertainment™ is the online accommodation service for hotels featured in the popular Entertainment™ Book (www.entertainmentbook.com.au). Entertainment™ Members receive exclusive rates when booking accommodation through the mybookings.com.au website.
SiteMinder today announced its new connection to Hotelclubs Flexnet. This connection, along with the existing Expedia and Travelocity connections, brings more global exposure into the SiteMinder fold and adds further opportunity for those SiteMinder customers that want to reach consumers across the world. HotelClub is another move by SiteMinder to provide a truly global distribution option for its customers. SiteMinder is committed to further enhancing its international online distribution options in the near future .
In another industry first, SiteMinder has been fully integrated with the market leading RMS property management software, allowing RMS users to have their inventory AUTOMATICALLY distributed to a host of local and international online accommodation websites. SiteMinder’s business is to provide properties with maximum online distribution with the minimum of effort, generating the maximum yield from online sources which is where the future of booking lies. RMS customers have their inventory automatically sent to all online websites whenever it is changed in the property management system, and whenever a booking is made on any third party site, that reservation is immediately dropped into the RMS property management system so it doesn’t have to be recaptured by the property.
SiteMinder announced today that it has further strengthened its ties with Expedia, the major international online accommodation site. SiteMinder has successfully integrated to Expedias Quick Connect (EQC) system allowing dual way integration and real time distribution of SiteMinder allotments to Expedia. This move allows SiteMinder supplier properties to enjoy 10% commissions for 28 day bookings made locally on Expedia’s website. The connection to Expedia is an important milestone in SiteMinder’s strategy to increase local and international business for our properties from online sources.
Big4 Holiday parks recently announced the selection of SiteMinder as the Channel Manager of choice for the Big4 Holiday Park Group. After extensive analysis of competing products, Big4 concluded that SiteMinder best suited the needs of their properties and the group as a whole.
SiteMinder is proud to announce selection by the HMAA as a preferred partner, and is the only Channel Manager in Australia to achieve this. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial association with the HMAA and their members.
SiteMinder has recently been named as a Best Western preferred supplier for online distribution channel management services and will be included in the next edition of the Best Western Best Buyers guide. We are very pleased with our association with the Best Western group and their endorsement of the SiteMinder product is further acknowledgement by the industry of the reputation for service and reliability that SiteMinder has earned itself in the marketplace over the last 18 months.
Not 1 Night (www.not1night.com.au) specialises in providing discount rates for the medium to long term stay and as such offers a unique distribution option for SiteMinder members. The addition of Not1Night further enhances SiteMinders distribution network and highlights SiteMinder’s ongoing commitment to provide an increasing range of online inventory channels for its user base.
Mitchell Corp has selected SiteMinder to provide online distribution services to their large portfolio of New Zealand and Australian properties. SiteMinder will distribute real time allocation and pricing information directly from the Mitchell Corp central reservation system to the wide range of local and international online distribution channels that are available through the SiteMinder distribution system.
SiteMinder has launched its market leading online channel management technology in New Zealand. The SiteMinder offering in New Zealand is unparalleled, with live inventory being distributed to Travelbug, AA, Holiday Guide and Ezibed in addition to the wide array of International and Australian distribution channels already offered by SiteMinder.
Gold Coast based software company EzyRez, developer of the popular EzyRez property management system, has selected SiteMinder technology as the platform for their EzyChannel channel management offering. EzyRez’s decision to select SiteMinder is testament to SiteMinder’s solid technology & business reputation and positions EzyRez well to provide for its property customers as momentum picks up in the shift to a multitude of available online distribution channels.
SiteMinder is pleased to announce the addition of the Leisure Inns Group to its rapidly growing property portfolio. Leisure Inns is the latest in a series of property groups to adopt SiteMinder for seamless management of room inventory across online distribution channels. SiteMinder’s superior technology, unmatched distribution options and aggressive pricing have seen it emerge as a leading manager of online room distribution in the Australian market and the selection of SiteMinder by expanding property groups like leisure Inns is testament to this.
SiteMinder is pleased to announce the addition of a new connection to Standby Rates and OKJack. The connection further expands SiteMinders broad range of distribution options and meets the needs of a large number of our clients who were already listed on Standby Rates.
SiteMinder has added the Globeres web reservation system to the list of booking sites to which it integrates. This will allow Globeres customers to use SiteMinder to maintain pricing and availability not only for third party booking sites, but also for their own websites.