News - 2011

Future for Hotels in Fully Automated Distribution

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.

Blast Off For SiteMinder’s Leading Channel Distribution Platform

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.

SiteMinder Broadens Online Distribution for Budget Places

A major booking platform for low-cost accommodation – – has partnered with online hotel distributor, SiteMinder, to connect hotels around the world especially in Europe, where is a prime source for people seeking affordable beds.

SiteMinder Partnership with protel Announced

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.

SiteMinder Lands Hotels on Ice

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.

TheBookingButton Gets Social

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.

Use of Channel Management System to Double in Two Years

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 »

SiteMinder Expands Online Reach for Hotels with Clarity

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.

The ‘Epitome’ of Efficient Online Distribution

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.

Billion Dollar Milestone for SiteMinder’s Hotels

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.

Two Top UK Travel Sites Broaden Online Reach for Hotels Around World via SiteMinder

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 – part of the Thomas Cook group – and represented a major boost for the online distribution of hotels who use SiteMinder’s channel management technology.

‘Hola!’ TheBookingButton Increases Functionality By Adding Multi-Language Feature

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.

PMS Vendors Hungry for SiteMinder’s Integrated Channel Distribution Solution

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.

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