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 to choice ‘overdose’ on the net, Tablet Hotels – www.tablethotels.com – allows discerning travellers to book a handpicked selection of ‘the world’s most extraordinary hotels’ – but only if the high-end properties receive top marks from guests and pass evaluation tests from Tablet representatives who visit anonymously.
Tablet is the latest in a string of international booking channels to partner with online distributor, SiteMinder, which recently also connected Britain’s prestigious De Vere Group of luxury hotels to online booking channels around the world.
SiteMinder’s Senior Business Development Manager in Europe, Bernhard Ballin, said Tablet was an ideal, niche, high-end booking platform that luxury properties could connect with via SiteMinder.
“Our new partnership with Tablet shows SiteMinder’s automated distribution application can help all hotels – from budget properties to exclusive, top-end resorts – broaden their online reach to dozens of high-performing reservation websites around the world,” Mr Ballin said.
“Our market-leading, two-way distribution solution, which features a flat-rate and no commission model, ensures luxury hotels can list real-time inventory on sites such as Tablet Hotels from one central, cloud-based interface. And, in turn, bookings from these OTAs can be delivered directly back into hotels’ reservations systems, removing the need for manual data entry, eliminating the risk of overbooking and delivering sizeable business efficiencies,” he said.
“SiteMinder’s rapid international expansion as a premier distribution platform means we can offer all types of accommodation a real breadth and depth of online booking networks that can build revenue as impressive as the amazing properties listed on Tablet’s website.”
Tablet Hotels CEO and Co-founder, Laurent Vernhes, said: “Tablet’s objective is to make it as convenient as possible for the best hotels in the world to manage their inventory for sale on Tablet. We believe that partnering with SiteMinder is a great step towards achieving this objective. It’s great for production and it provides our clients with more timely and accurate information.”