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Learn how to master your hotel’s online distribution strategy with everything from channel management to metasearch and online travel agencies.

Boost your revenue management strategy, increase your hotel’s direct online bookings, and understand how global distribution systems can make a difference to your hotel’s occupancy.

Hotel adopts a comprehensive room inventory strategy

Why your hotel needs a comprehensive room inventory strategy

In the highly competitive hospitality industry, hotel operators and managers need to have a comprehensive room inventory strategy to make educated decisions about the health and success of their property.

The best hotel channel manager provider

How to compare hotel channel manager providers: 5 features you should look for

Not all channel managers are created equal and it’s important you know how to set them apart when making a purchase. Here’s what you should look for.

Airbnb opens up its platform to hotels.

6 things your hotel should know about working with Airbnb

Airbnb has launched its first global hotel technology partnership announcing its connection with SiteMinder’s Channel Manager. Here are six things every hotelier should know about selling rooms via Airbnb…

How your hotel can get more direct bookings

Ask the hotel experts: How can my hotel staff better understand the typical booking conversion cycle?

In the modern age of online hotel bookings, it is more important than ever for hotels to pursue a strategy that will get them more direct, commission-free bookings. Scott Petoff from BookingCounts spoke to SiteMinder about how your hotel could optimise your direct booking strategy.

Hotel overcomes pitfall when distributing rooms online

Has your hotel overcome these distribution challenges?

Deciding how and where to distribute rooms is a constant and tough challenge for hotels. Has yours overcome these potential pitfalls?

SiteMinder & Sojern Hotel Revenue Report: “Being a data-driven hotelier means tapping into many sources”

SiteMinder has joined forces with travel marketing experts Sojern to produce the hotel industry report ‘How hoteliers can use data to drive more revenue’. Let’s take a look…

GDS in the hotel industry

What you need to know about GDS in the hotel industry

Connecting to a GDS can give your hotel unparalleled access to a network of travel agents who are ready and willing to book your hotel for their clients.

GDS boosts business traveller bookings

Ask the hotel experts: Can a GDS boost my hotel’s business traveller bookings?

A GDS is still a valuable distribution tool for many hotels across the globe. We spoke to SiteMinder’s in-house expert Jason Lewis-Purcell to find out more.

20 important things hoteliers should know to attract corporate guests and bookings

Corporate guests are a huge market that many hotels rely on for repeat business. If your property is set up for business travellers take note of these tips.

Google is becoming one of the biggest metasearch sites in travel

Is Google becoming the biggest metasearch site in travel?

Is Google really starting to dominate travel metasearch? Check out the search engine’s latest travel features in this SiteMinder article.

TripAdvisor rebranding recently

8 interesting things we learned from TripAdvisor’s recent brand strategy update

Metasearch channel TripAdvisor is not content with just offering travellers research and advice – it now wants to help guests book hotels at the lowest price in a holistic shopping experience.

Are metasearch sites gaining ground on OTAs?

Are metasearch sites gaining ground on OTAs?

Metasearch sites – in particular, Google – are gaining ground on OTAs, and innovating in the process. This blog explores their growth.

Infographic: The top 15 hotel booking channels of 2017

With so many options available, it can be difficult for hotels to know what online channels will help them get the most bookings. That’s why SiteMinder has released a list of the top 15 revenue-generating booking channels of 2017.

Facial recognition and voice search technology in the travel industry

Face, voice, and emotional recognition: The promises they make to travellers

Technology surrounding facial recognition and voice search is quickly moving forward and has the potential to completely change the way people book travel and the way they experience a trip.

The US’ most talked about online travel agents

What are hotel guests really saying about online travel agents?

Online travel agents are the focal point for so many travel bookings and there’s a lot of competition between them, but also a lot of consideration for hotels when deciding which channels to connect to.

5 reasons why your hotel needs a room rate comparison tool in 2018

Understanding how your room rates compare to the rest of the market in your destination can be important for building revenue management strategies.

Hotel expert explains the basics of revenue management

Ask the hotel experts: How can hotel staff master the basics of revenue management?

Even understanding the basics of revenue management can be hugely beneficial for hotels. Here, Jody Sharratt of Rooms online shares her advice for hotels looking to learn more.

On-demand webinar: The fundamentals of revenue management

SiteMinder, with Revenue By Design, hosted a webinar about the fundamentals of revenue management and how to make your strategy a success.

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