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SiteMinder deepens partnership with amid Chinese travel market rebound

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Sydney, Australia – Ten years after establishing the global hotel industry’s first connection to, SiteMinder, the name behind the only software platform that unlocks the full revenue potential of hotels, has deepened its partnership with the leading online travel agent to make it possible for more hotels to access the rebounding outbound Chinese travel market.

As part of the partnership, has signed an agreement to participate in SiteMinder’s new Channels Plus program, which simplifies distribution for hotels by giving access to multiple distribution channels through one setup. For, the extended partnership means access to more hotels and the ability to expand its inventory to deliver world-class travel experiences.

The deepened partnership comes as SiteMinder reports that, over the first three months of 2024, bookings from China to the company’s 41,000 hotel customers surged by 75% from the prior year. As a reflection of the lucrative Chinese travel market’s spending habits, the average daily rate of those bookings was 10 percentage points higher than the global average. Conversely, at 21 days, the average lead time on those bookings was 62% lower than the global average, reflecting the low price sensitivity among Chinese travellers and their greater propensity to take trips at shorter notice. Indeed, SiteMinder’s Changing Traveller Report 2023 found that Chinese travellers were the most price-resilient globally.

The same report by SiteMinder found the majority of Chinese travellers (55%) both researched and booked their accommodation using a specific website or app, such as

“There is clear indication that the outbound Chinese traveller market is rebounding, and we are delighted to take our partnership with SiteMinder to the next level, to ensure that more hotels around the world have the opportunity to capitalise on a strong revenue stream,” says Monica Xiao, CEO of Accommodation Business Group at Group.

“In this new travel era, defined by an increasingly dynamic landscape that is forcing hoteliers to re-evaluate and grow their revenue streams, we are pleased to deepen our partnership with, a company renowned for its innovation and mass reach,” says Sankar Narayan, CEO and Managing Director at SiteMinder.

Consisting of more than 2,150 partners — from distribution channels such as, hotel applications, management systems and hotel consultants—SiteMinder’s hotel ecosystem is the largest within the global hotel industry. Its scale puts SiteMinder in a unique position to simplify distribution for hotels and, subsequently, the company’s Channels Plus program continues to gain traction with leading travel brands. SiteMinder has to date secured agreements with 14 distribution partners for the program, which has also drawn strong registered expressions of interest from the company’s hotel customers. Its pilot, commencing today, is being made available to approximately 1,000 hotels and will be gradually extended until the general release of Channels Plus later this year.

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About SiteMinder
SiteMinder Limited (ASX:SDR) is the name behind SiteMinder, the only software platform that unlocks the full revenue potential of hotels, and Little Hotelier, an all-in-one hotel management software that makes the lives of small accommodation providers easier. The global company is headquartered in Sydney with offices in Bangalore, Bangkok, Barcelona, Berlin, Dallas, Galway, London and Manila. Through its technology and the largest partner ecosystem in the global hotel industry, SiteMinder generates more than 115 million reservations worth over US$45 billion in revenue for its hotel customers each year.

About Group Group is a leading global travel service provider comprising of, Ctrip, Skyscanner, and Qunar. Across its platforms, Group helps travellers around the world make informed and cost-effective bookings for travel products and services and enables partners to connect their offerings with users through the aggregation of comprehensive travel-related content and resources, and an advanced transaction platform consisting of apps, websites and 24/7 customer service centres. Founded in 1999 and listed on NASDAQ in 2003 and HKEX in 2021, Group has become one of the best-known travel groups in the world, with the mission “to pursue the perfect trip for a better world”. Find out more about Group here:


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