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.

Video reveals how you can find the right channel manager for your hotel

Video: How to find the right channel manager for your hotel

In this video, SiteMinder explores the features and benefits you should look for in a channel management solution for your hotel.

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.

“Technology will get you 70% of the way”: SiteMinder’s Mike Ford speaks at Maximum Occupancy

Speaking at Maximum Occupancy, SiteMinder’s CEO Mike Ford lays out how hotels can improve their distribution and what they need to focus on for more direct bookings.

How to choose the best online booking engine: A guide for independent hoteliers

This guide will tell you everything you need to know to plan your investment in booking engine technology, a vital tool for your hotel.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hotel Increasing Occupancy

How to increase your hotel’s occupancy rate

As a key performance indicator for your business, it’s important that you understand how to calculate and improve your hotel’s occupancy rate.

Hotel accurately pricing hotel room

Why you don’t need to be a data-scientist to price your hotel rooms accurately

Hotel room pricing is never easy to perfect, but you don’t need to be a genius or trained data-scientist to get it right at your property.

Guest booking hotel in advance

How far do hotel guests book in advance?

Booking lead times are getting shorter, making it harder for hotels to manage and forecast their revenue. Here are the figures you need to know and ways to solves the issue.

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