London, UK – SiteMinder, a leader in the online hotel distribution industry, is pleased to announce a new partnership with one of Spain’s top online travel agencies (OTAs): Jumbo Tours Spain. The company was looking for a solution that would establish a seamless connection to global property management systems (PMSs) and central reservation systems (CRSs), and SiteMinder’s Room Distribution Exchange (RDX) platform was the perfect fit.
As one of the leading international providers of incoming travel services and International wholesalers, Jumbo Tours Group, headquartered in Mallorca, Spain, with 27 offices worldwide, offers its services and products to tour operators and travel agencies globally. With over 35 years of experience in the travel industry, Jumbo Tours yearly caters to over 2.7 million clients (forecast 2013) in 50 destinations. Jumbonline and Jumbobeds, its B2B brands have grown rapidly in the main outbound market. The partnership enables Jumbo Tours to access dynamic room availability and rate supply directly from thousands of hotels that are customers of SiteMinder’s RDX switch platform. RDX connects the world’s PMSs and CRSs directly to hundreds of booking channels.
“Our integration with SiteMinder helps our hotel partners to update rates and inventory in our sales channels in real-time, enabling us to bring the best offers to our customers. We expect an estimated growth by over 20% as a result of this connectivity,” says Javier Soriano, Head of Preferential Partners, Jumbo Tours Group.
“A key differentiator of SiteMinder’s Room Distribution Exchange platform is the sophistication of the technology. The two-way real-time connection through the platform’s SiteConnect API interface delivers accurate automatic updates of rates and inventory, assisting OTAs to overcome the connectivity challenges that they face, while allowing hotels to receive OTA reservations directly into their own systems,” says David Williams, Executive Director, Global Sales and Marketing, SiteMinder.
“With over 11,000 hotel customers around the globe, the partnership also provides SiteMinder’s customers with a more efficient product because of the services offered by multiple OTA partners.”
Founded in 2006, SiteMinder is a leader in the online hotel distribution industry. SiteMinder offers award-winning cloud-based distribution products – including a channel manager, booking engine, PMS/CRS integration and GDS connection tools, to help hotels increase online revenue, streamline business processes and decrease 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 recognisable in the industry. SiteMinder has offices in Bangkok, Cape Town, Dallas, London and Sydney, and has more than 11,000 customers in more than 105 countries. For more information, visit www.siteminder.com.