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.
“While we have our own very successful booking engine for a property to use on their own website, we recognise that Accommodation Providers might choose various website booking engines for a host of reasons, and its vitally important for us to cater for this need in the market. Direct online bookings should be at the heart of every accommodation provider’s online booking strategy, and is ignored to the detriment of many operators’ bottom line. We bring that back into focus for our customers, pushing up to date availability and best available rates to their own websites as well as 3rd party booking sites, with tremendous results. Some operators are reporting that direct online bookings through their own websites are generating in the region of 30-40% of total booking revenue and we see that in our statistics” – Tobias Janiesch, Product Manager, SiteMinder
SiteMinder’s range of connected online booking sites and other direct website booking engines can be viewed at our Partners page or for more information on upcoming integrations please contact us here.