Direct Bookings

More direct bookings at your hotel will mean more profit in your pocket at the end of the day. Learn how to tip the scales in your favour without alienating the online travel agents.

Read our informative blog posts or download our eBook to understand how you can attract travellers to become guests who book direct at your hotel.


What hotel industry issues keep global hoteliers awake at night?

When asked to think more broadly about the industry, what did hoteliers say about the issues facing the industry as a collective. A recent industry report from SiteMinder asked hoteliers explore this area…

How are independent hotels using booking and distribution technology to achieve their business goals?

To achieve hotel business goals like driving bookings and increasing revenue, hoteliers can’t afford not to be using distribution and booking technology. Read about real life applications here.

Hotel Industry Challenges

SiteMinder research finds direct bookings present the biggest challenge for hotels of all sizes

Hoteliers around the world are faced with many challenges. A recent industry report from SiteMinder asked hoteliers to reveal what keeps them awake at night…

Managing Hotel Budgets

Managing your hotel’s budget: ‘Generating revenue’ ranked the top spend area for hoteliers

Managing your hotel’s finances can feel like an uphill struggle and planning budget priorities adds more complexity. A recent industry report from SiteMinder asked hoteliers about their plans for spending…

What are hoteliers key areas of focus over the next 12 months?

A new report published by SiteMinder has revealed the business objectives and key areas of focus for thousands of hoteliers all over the world. Here’s what chapter one of the hotel business index told us…

6 reasons your hotel should be using cloud technology to increase bookings

6 reasons your hotel should be using cloud technology to increase bookings

Cloud technology is a powerful tool that hotels can easily use to generate more bookings, boost revenue, and improve guest experience, all while saving valuable time. Let’s look at the reasons why…

Abandoned Direct Bookings: 3 quick wins to get your guests to commit to a hotel reservation

Abandoned Direct Bookings: 3 quick wins to get your guests to commit to a hotel reservation

Abandoned bookings are a huge source of frustration and lost revenue for hotels. But there are some common areas that can be worked on to increase conversions. Here’s some advice from SiteMinder…

How do you solve a problem like mobile-friendly bookings?

How do you solve a problem like mobile-friendly bookings?

Mobile-friendly bookings are constantly on the minds of travellers who want to use their smartphone to book a trip. Hotels should prioritise this.

How to remove friction from your guest’s hotel booking experience

How to remove friction from your guest’s hotel booking experience

Customer friction is a powerful booking barrier because it can come from many directions, but the good thing is how easy it is to solve. Find out how in this SiteMinder blog.

Free SiteMinder Video

Free SiteMinder video: Lets book it! Winning the hotel booking

In this on-demand video from SiteMinder you’ll learn how to restore the balance between OTAs and direct bookings by: adopting a high-converting website; navigating multiple booking platforms; and operating the best online booking engine.

Hotel Marketing Strategy: 7 barriers to direct bookings and how to remove them

Improve your hotel’s booking strategy by uncovering the seven barriers to direct bookings and how to overcome them.

Adapting to an evolving travel industry: Why you’ll need to improve the modern hotel experience

Let’s discuss some of the key developments in travel, guest experience, hotel challenges, a new economy and the future outlook of hotels and how they can adapt to stay on top of the modern hospitality landscape with hotel technology.

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.

Around the World in 80 Words: How are guests travelling in December?

Let’s head around the world in 80 words to look at how guests are planning to travel this December, and what hotels can do to capitalise on last-minute bookings.

Hotel Marketing Strategy: Why mobile micro-moments and dayparting are the trends to watch in 2017

What are micro-moments? And what is ‘dayparting’ according to Google? Our blog looks at hotel marketing strategies and why mobile bookings are king in 2017.

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