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SiteMinder secures partnership with travel experience experts Jetsetter

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Dallas, USA – SiteMinder has today announced its latest integration partnership with one of the world’s leading luxury travel sites, Jetsetter – a part of the TripAdvisor family of travel sites since April 2013.

Jetsetter is an online travel community that provides insider access and expert knowledge for exclusive deals on the world’s finest vacation destinations to its over 20 million members. The luxury site has connected to SiteMinder’s RDX platform, which offers a robust two-way, real-time XML connection between leading hotel booking channels, property management systems and central reservation systems worldwide.

“Jetsetter is excited to partner with SiteMinder. With the RDX platform’s best-in-class connectivity, we now have access to live rates and inventory at more of the world’s best hotels. This partnership reinforces Jetsetter’s commitment to our members by helping us provide the most competitive rates for our curated list of properties,” says Mario Bauduin, VP of Sales at Jetsetter.

Through the partnership, SiteMinder’s high-end hotel clients can now distribute directly with Jetsetter, an otherwise-closed user group site which features only properties hand-selected by a team of 200 top travel journalists and meet an 85 percent approval rating from members. Hotels are assessed on their ‘personality, great style and a sense of place’.

David Chestler, Executive Vice President – Enterprise Sales and Business Development at SiteMinder, says: “With the rise of online booking channels and review sites, today’s travelers are more sophisticated than ever before. It was identified this year that hotels are no longer just an escape for travelers; they now provide very home-like experiences with luxury hotels, in particular, offering increasingly personalized options.[1]

“As with the recent announcement of our integration with Asia Pacific-based TheLuxeNomad.com, SiteMinder is excited about this partnership as it provides a unique opportunity for our luxury property clients to gain exposure to the growing channels for luxury travelers. We are particularly thrilled Jetsetter has selected RDX, which spearheaded over 18 million reservations for hotels over the 12 months ending 30 June 2014. We are confident we will now see even greater results for our luxury brands over the coming year and beyond.”

[1] 10 Luxury Hotel Trends to Watch in 2014, Luxury Travel Magazine, 27 January 2014

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Maria Franco
+61 2 8031 1287
media@siteminder.com

About SiteMinder
SiteMinder is one of the global hotel industry’s leading providers of online distribution and direct booking technology. Founded in 2006, SiteMinder offers award-winning, cloud-based distribution products – including the world’s largest channel manager, a booking engine, PMS/CRS integration and GDS connection tools – to help hotels increase online revenue, streamline business processes and lower operational costs. Driven by a no-contract, commission-free business model, SiteMinder’s robust product suite and exceptional client support has made the business one of the most recognizable in the industry. In addition to its global head office in Sydney, SiteMinder has operations in Bangkok, Cape Town, Dallas and London, and more than 14,000 customers in over 140 countries. For more information about SiteMinder and its market-leading products, visit www.siteminder.com or the team at World Travel Market 2014 (Booth TT320).

About Jetsetter
Jetsetter is a travel community providing its more than 20 million members with hand-selected luxury experiences, verified by experts. From hotels to tours to trip planning, Jetsetter offers exclusive deals and insider advice designed to match members with their ideal travel experience. Each vacation featured on the site is hand-selected by a team of curators and personally verified by Jetsetter’s global network of correspondents. Jetsetters can browse offerings on limited-time sales of up to 40 percent off or peruse Jetsetter 24/7, a collection of more than 2,500 hotels and resorts available 365 days a year. Members can tap into the regional expertise of Jetsetters correspondents with private consultations through the Personal Travel Planning Service or personalize deluxe tours with the new Jetsetter Journeys program. All Jetsetter partners featured in retail and flash, as well as the same-day booking app Jetsetter Now, must meet an 85 percent approval rating in post-stay member surveys. Jetsetter apps for iPhone and iPad were named best travel apps in the Apple App Store Rewind 2011. For more information, visit www.jetsetter.com.

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching nearly 280 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 170 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 43 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 23 other travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.lafourchette.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com, www.tripbod.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com, www.virtualtourist.com and www.kuxun.cn.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, Q1 2014
**Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q2 2014; does not include traffic to daodao.com

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