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.


Hotel using a personalised digital strategy to get more direct bookings

How digital personalisation is changing the face of hotel direct bookings

More direct bookings can be gained at your hotel by using technology to understand your guests and also provide a seamless online experience.

Hotel making a booking on SiteMinder's TheBookingButton

Hotel Management Life Hacks: Tips and tricks to get the best from your online booking engine

Your online booking engine is more than just a way to accept direct bookings. You can use it to market, brand, and build loyalty. Check out the following tips from SiteMinder.

Reception check in experience

7 ways to create a faster direct booking user experience at your hotel

Your guests’ online direct booking experience can be improved by using technology to speed up the process and making things simple.

Meet the Creators: SiteMinder’s Mike Ford says “if we can’t find good technology to integrate with, then we build it ourselves”

Mike Ford discusses the partnership between integral SiteMinder products, TheBookingButton and Canvas, and how they help deliver direct bookings to hotels.

Driving direct bookings: Are hotel images more important than guest reviews?

Hotel images could be even more vital than guest reviews when it comes to giving guests a reason to book at your hotel. Explore the topic in this SiteMinder article.

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.

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 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…

Catering to mobile bookings for your hotel

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.

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