Channel Management

Get booked faster online and eliminate double bookings by learning how to master channel management. Aligning your online distribution strategy with channel management will allow you to drive more bookings and increase revenue.

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Hotel Channel Management: What benefits and features should you look for?

Hotel channel management is the process of managing distribution channels and opening your booking process up to a wide number of distribution agents. In order to effectively manage your expansive online distribution, you need a hotel channel management tool. This blog explores the features you should look for…

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Hotel distribution: 8 amazing things you can do with The Channel Manager

Here’s why SiteMinder has the best channel manager. Find 8 amazing things you can do with The Channel Manager to improve your online hotel distribution.

Hotel Technology Systems: 4 crucial questions you need to ask any hotel software provider

For any hotel to stay relevant to travellers of today, they need to adopt the latest hotel technology on offer. Here are 4 key questions to ask yourself.

Revenue Management Skills: Are you fully optimising your hotel’s pricing strategy?

What key tactics should you be executing to ensure your hotel’s pricing strategy is up to scratch? Here’s your to-do list…

SiteMinder Demo Video: The Channel Manager

Watch this on-demand demo video of SiteMinder’s Channel Manager to see why it’s the leading cloud platform for online room inventory and rate management.

How to choose the best channel manager for independent hotels

How to Choose the Best Channel Manager: A Guide for Independent Hoteliers

Learn how to choose the best channel management solution for your independent hotel in this buyer’s guide.

3 keys to an effective hotel distribution strategy

Creating an effective hotel distribution strategy is the key to your reservations success at your hotel. Here are three things to consider when you’re in the planning stages…

Disrupting channel management: How your hotel can benefit from the same hotel technology as the big chains

There are thousands of ways to book a hotel room – most of them online. Fig Cakar, managing director, Americas, for SiteMinder, recently explained how channel management works to leading magazine, Casino International.

Your hotel’s data checklist: Are you using technology to drive data-led decisions?

Hotels should be relying on the data they can pull from their various system to boost revenue. Here’s the hotel data you should be using to drive decisions…

7 reasons your staff need the help of a channel manager

A hotel channel manager is a crucial piece of technology for hoteliers looking to streamline their online distribution. There are many reasons why your hotel needs to use a channel manager – and here are seven of them…

Online Hotel Distribution: Why you should connect your hotel with a channel manager

If you find yourself updating multiple extranets on a daily basis, this post is for you. Here’s why it’s about time you implemented a channel manager at your hotel….

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Why a hotel channel manager should be part of your first hotel sales and marketing strategy

What is a hotel channel manager? How can a hotel channel manager benefit you? And what should you look for when shopping around for a channel manager?

Maximising Hotel Revenue: Why selling your hotel’s distressed inventory should be stress-free

When your distressed hotel inventory meets last-minute bookers online, it can be, frankly, very stressful. A reliable hotel channel manager can help alleviate the frantic feeling of selling those final rooms online…

'Envisioning the Future of Hotel Distribution and Online Marketing' whitepaper by SiteMinder and Revinate

White Paper: Envisioning the Future of Hotel Distribution and Online Marketing

Download our white paper and gain tips and insights into the many distribution initiatives available to increase revenue at your hotel.

Fast-forward to 2017: What will the global hotel industry look like?

The global hotel industry has evolved continuously of late and there’s a lot more change to come, according to a new report outlining the key shifts we can expect over the next two years.

Online Distribution & Hotel Marketing: What are the biggest challenges on the minds of hoteliers?

When it comes to managing online distribution and hotel marketing, what are the biggest challenges keeping hoteliers up at night?

PCI DSS Compliance: Here’s your hotel’s quick start list to data security

What exactly is PCI DSS compliance? What does your hotel need to do to ensure you’re meeting the requirements of the data security standards? Here’s a quick start guide from the SiteMinder team…

5 important US hotel and travel trends with the power to shape 2016

SiteMinder recently partnered with the California Hotel and Lodging Association to discuss five important US hotel and travel trends that have the power to shape 2016.

Marketing your hotel: 5 key things to understand about working with online and offline channels

When it comes to marketing your hotel combining the power of online and offline channels is key. Here are 5 key things to understand about working with them…

Why the online bookings power shift is more manageable than hotels think

Online distribution is growing at a faster pace than the entire travel market. So how can your hotel take control of your online bookings destiny and capitalise on the ever-growing user economy?

Why jumping on the discounting treadmill won’t get your hotel bookings in shape

When your hotel is faced with empty hotel beds, it can be tempting to slash prices and discount room rates to compete. But a new report from Skift and SiteMinder is urging hoteliers not to give in to temptation.

Back to the Future: 5 signs your hotel’s online distribution strategy is stuck in 1985

The 21st October 2015 is famous as the date Marty and friends headed ‘Back to the Future’. But is your hotel’s online distribution strategy stuck in 1985?

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Your ultimate A-to-Z guide: 26 unique things you should learn about SiteMinder

Want to get to know SiteMinder a little better? Then download this FREE A-to-Z guide to learn 26 unique things about all things SiteMinder!

Q&A with The Hotel Collection: ‘Our connection with SiteMinder is seamless’

SiteMinder hosted a webinar with The Hotel Collection to demonstrate how The Channel Manager and TheBookingButton can make a difference to hotel businesses globally.

Why tourism is on track to replace mining as Australia’s biggest export

Cricket, Chinese travellers, and the weak Australian dollar had a huge impact on visitors coming to Australia. This blog looks at the impact of tourism…

The future of revenue management – part 2 of 2

Explore three recommendations for hotels to regain some of their lost margin and learn how to maximise the impact of their revenue management techniques.

The future of revenue management – part 1 of 2

Lists of some of the developments, complexities and challenges today’s hoteliers face in the bid to optimise their revenue and returns.

Hotel challenges: The one constant, six continents, one hundred and sixty countries on

SiteMinder discusses how, in spite of growth, one thing remains certain: hotels need technology to compete in today’s Internet economy.

How to store, track and promote your hotel inventory effectively – part 2 of 2

Learn how to bring your technological and human resources together to help maximise your hotel inventory yield through more targeted marketing opportunities.

How to store, track and promote your hotel inventory effectively – part 1 of 2

Your hotel’s inventory is its greatest asset and represents a major part of your investment. Hotels that have mastered the art of inventory management are seeing big benefits to their bottom line.

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