SiteMinder to Open its First Overseas Office in the UK

SiteMinder, an Australian headquartered distribution channel management service that links hotels to online booking sites around the world, will open its first overseas office in London this month as part of major expansion plans that will see the distribution manager expand into the Asian Market as well.

SiteMinder management team member, Tobias Janiesch, moved recently from the company’s Sydney headquarters to the UK to head up the new London office – SiteMinder’s first overseas base since it began operations in Australia in 2006.

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Government Travel Manager – Lido Group – Joins SiteMinder

One of Australia’s leading managers of travel services for the government and MICE sectors, The Lido Group, has joined forces with channel manager, SiteMinder, to expand the number of hotels its public servant and events customers can book online.

The new connection means properties which use SiteMinder now have direct and instant access to the thousands of government, events and corporate customers who use The Lido Group’s own online booking system for accommodation and travel bookings.

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Global Bed Bank Joins SiteMinder

Major online accommodation hub, Global BedBank, has joined channel manager, SiteMinder, to provide more centralised distribution for 600 hotels in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Operators of AustraliaBedBank, PacificBedBank and NZBedBank, Global BedBank is an online platform representing more than 600 accommodation providers that enables travel wholesalers and inbound tour operators to instantly access hotel, resort and cruise availability and to book rooms, suites and cabins in real time.

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Hamilton Island Joins SiteMinder to Boost Exposure

Hamilton Island is the latest major tourism player to join expanding channel manager, SiteMinder, with all five properties on the island signing up with SiteMinder to manage reservations from dozens of accommodation booking sites in Australia and around the world.

The new connection means Hamilton Island will have availability and pricing for its 380 rooms distributed automatically to dozens of online accommodation booking sites such as Expedia, Wotif, and Agoda.

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roomMaster 2000 Gains Global Connections via SiteMinder

Leading channel manager, SiteMinder, has launched a global, two-way integration between the major roomMaster 2000 property management system and third party booking sites around the world.

The connection means hotels using the roomMaster PMS can now have their room availability and pricing distributed automatically to dozens of online accommodation booking sites such as Expedia, Wotif, and Agoda. And in return, reservations from booking sites are automatically captured by SiteMinder and dropped directly into hotels’ roomMaster PMSs, eliminating the need to manually re-key booking site reservation emails and faxes.

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Leading international channel manager, SiteMinder, today announced new international distribution opportunities for its accommodation operators

SiteMinder today announced new international distribution opportunities for its accommodation operators.

SiteMinder was recently certified by leading European websites and (Hotel Reservation Service) as an integration partner. The new connections allow SiteMinder customers to access bookings in new markets through two of Europe’s largest online booking sites.

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SiteMinder online distribution system integrates with Micros-Fidelio Opera PMS

Leading international Channel Management company, SiteMinder, announced that it has completed a seamless 2-way connection to the Micros-Fidelio Opera Property Management System. The SiteMinder integration to Opera means that availability and pricing is distributed automatically to the major third party booking sites each time it changes in the Opera PMS. When bookings occur on any booking site, SiteMinder instantaneously and automatically captures the reservations directly into the Property Management System so that there is no need to re-key booking site reservation emails and faxes. The result is a seamless interaction between the property management system and the booking sites.

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SiteMinder Expands Online Distribution Offering Through Hotelbeds Partnership

SiteMinder today announced the completion of direct connectivity to the Hotelbeds system, offering its customers the option of another major international online booking channel. The connection means that SiteMinder customers can now manage room availability and pricing on the Hotelbeds system directly from the single SiteMinder web interface, or directly from their property management system if the system is integrated with SiteMinder.

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SiteMinder connects to Travelclick’s iHotelier platform

Leading Channel Management technology provider SiteMinder has integrated to the TravelClick booking engine and GDS software platform, iHotelier. Accommodation providers are now able to update the iStay website booking engine through the SiteMinder Channel Management product just like any other connected booking channel. Through its open platform, SiteMinder strives to give Accommodation Providers choice of distribution from one easy to use web interface, including the ability to distribute rooms to online booking sites, wholesalers and the property’s own website for direct bookings.

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SiteMinder’s Channel Management platform integrates with leading Japanese online booking site, Rakuten

SiteMinder today announced connectivity of its channel management platform to Rakuten, Japan’s leading online booking site.

“We have just gone live with this connection, and already we have had very positive feedback from our customers regarding bookings coming through this channel. With the Rakuten partnership, SiteMinder continues to deliver on our commitment to our customers to put their rooms in front of consumers in every part of the world. The key benefit in listing with SiteMinder is not only the variety of sites and breadth of distribution we offer, but more importantly the relevance of the channels we offer in driving bookings.” – Mike Ford, Managing Director, SiteMinder.

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SiteMinder Widens Distribution Network

SiteMinder, a leading provider of online distribution technology to the Australian and New Zealand accommodation markets, today announced the connection of a host of new distribution channels for its properties. The new online booking channels will allow SiteMinder’s customers to enjoy exposure to a much wider range of local and international consumers.

The new connected sites include Orbitz, CentralR, LateRooms, Venere, Discover Australia, Discover West, GoGoGo, Jasons.

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