Explore Hotel Distribution

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 using room pricing intelligence to manage distribution

Why your hotel’s channel manager needs the help of a room pricing tool

To quickly set your rates across all your distribution channels, your channel manager software will need the help of a hotel room pricing tool.

Women looking at a canvas website for hotels and deciding to use a channel manager

Why your hotel’s direct bookings need the help of a channel manager

For direct bookings to be your hotel’s most profitable channel, you need more than an online booking engine; you also need a channel manager.

Hotel uses a channel manager to optimise their hotel management strategies

Hotel Management Life Hacks: 8 tips to get the best from your hotel’s channel manager

Hotel management is made much easier with a channel manager, but is there even more you can do to optimise your business. SiteMinder article explores channel management strategies.

Hotel using a personalised digital strategy to get more direct bookings

How digital personalisation is changing the face of hotel direct bookings

More direct bookings can be gained at your hotel by using technology to understand your guests and also provide a seamless online experience.

Hotel making a booking on SiteMinder's TheBookingButton

Hotel Management Life Hacks: Tips and tricks to get the best from your online booking engine

Your online booking engine is more than just a way to accept direct bookings. You can use it to market, brand, and build loyalty. Check out the following tips from SiteMinder.

Reception check in experience

7 ways to create a faster direct booking user experience at your hotel

Your guests’ online direct booking experience can be improved by using technology to speed up the process and making things simple.

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.

GDS: 5 benefits of connecting your hotel to GDS by SiteMinder

Global Distribution Systems: 5 benefits of connecting your hotel to GDS by SiteMinder

Connecting to a global distribution system like GDS by SiteMinder can reap a great number of benefits for your hotel. Our latest blog explains why…

Using GDS at your hotel: Why you shouldn't overlook this booking channel

Using a global distribution system at your hotel: Why you shouldn’t overlook this booking channel

It’s clear that the global distribution system is not a dying channel for hotels – and there are good reasons why. This SiteMinder blog explores the growth and looks at the features your GDS solution should have…

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.

A man trying to understand how to optimise the OTA profile for his hotel

Do you know how to effectively optimise your hotel’s OTA profile?

Your hotel’s OTA profile is just as important to get right as your own website or any other brand content you display to travellers online if you want to maximise bookings.

How are independent hotels using booking and distribution technology to achieve their business goals?

To achieve hotel business goals like driving bookings and increasing revenue, hoteliers can’t afford not to be using distribution and booking technology. Read about real life applications here.

How to increase guest bookings at your hotel when travellers don’t want to travel

How to increase guest bookings at your hotel when travellers don’t want to travel

Americans are failing to take advantage of their days off leaving millions of dollars on the table for hoteliers. This blog will help you learn how to increase traffic to your hotel when your regular business is dropping off…

Local hotels compete for guests and market competitiveness

Competing with the local hotel market: 5 ways you can stay on top

Maintaining competitiveness in the local hotel market is a constantly and increasingly difficult challenge. These tips from SiteMinder will help you stay on top.

Revenue management for hotels

How to price your hotel rooms (when you’re not a revenue manager)

While revenue management can be complex and time-consuming, there are clever ways to make life easier as you strategise your hotel’s pricing. Explore these tips from SiteMinder.

A hotelier determining their RevPAR from GOPAR

Do you know your RevPAR from your GOPPAR?

Are there too many revenue management metrics? Find out which ones you should be tracking and why.

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