A major booking platform for low-cost accommodation – budgetplaces.com – has partnered with online hotel distributor, SiteMinder, to connect hotels around the world especially in Europe, where budgetplaces.com is a prime source for people seeking affordable beds.
The channel management integration, which includes popular partner websites such as london30.com and sydney50.com, means the thousands of accommodation providers which use SiteMinder to connect them to booking websites around the world now have a new and powerful market for their rooms.
SiteMinder Partnerships Manager, Duncan Waterman, said the integration was important as it showed how SiteMinder was able to grow online distribution and revenue for all sectors of the hotel industry.
“SiteMinder connects hotels to the world’s major booking websites, including top end hotel sites like Mr and Mrs Smith and Splendia, but this latest connection with budgetplaces.com shows we can help all properties reach new markets around the world,” Mr Waterman said. “We can now help hotels access the huge distribution network managed bybudgetplaces.com and its associated websites, especially in Europe.”
The Vice President of Operations at budgetplaces.com, Paul Lupson said: “Our integration with SiteMinder’s channel management system will help us grow our already strong base of Australian and UK budget hotels, hostels, apartments and B&B partners. SiteMinder and budgetplaces.com share a commitment to dynamic growth and this partnership will add value for our collaborating hoteliers by making it even easier to connect their establishment to thebudgetplaces.com reservation website.”
Part of the huge online booking network, EnGrande network, based in Barcelona, budgetplaces.com is an international, online booking platform for quality accommodation at budget rates. More than 7000 directly contracted hotels, hostels, apartments and B&Bs in more than 1000 destinations worldwide offer rooms on budgetplaces.com. The company also heads up a network of dedicated city websites such as london30.com and sydney50.com which are tailored to budget-conscious travellers. All EnGrande websites process more than €80 million of gross bookings per year, including over 25,000 reservations and 90,000 room nights booked each month. See www.budgetplaces.com