Leading distribution company, SiteMinder, has significantly expanded its online network by connecting hotels to six more major online travel agents around the world.
Offering online bookings to hotels from the budget sector right through to the luxury end of the market, the six new reservation sites now connected to SiteMinder include:
* Atrapalo – a leading hotel booking site in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries in South America –
* Hotel Shop UK – a British site specialising in discounted bookings for UK and European
accommodation and short stays – www.hotelshopuk.com
* Travel Stay – a popular site for affordable accommodation across the UK, especially London, Edinburgh
and Glasgow – www.travelstay.com
* Priceline Hong Kong – a leading online booking site in Asia offering accommodation around the world –
* Inntopia – Reservation software provider powering sites such as Tourism Whistler's www.whistler.com
* Worldview – a rapidly growing company specialising on the reservation of hotels and serviced apartments
in the UK and around the world including the popular booking agents www.citybaseapartments.com,
www.central-london-apartments.com and www.londonnights.com
SiteMinder's Partnership's Manager, Duncan Waterman, said the six booking sites would help SiteMinder's global hotel customers reach new and bigger online audiences around the world.
"All these major OTAs can now be managed by hotels using SiteMinder, adding to the long list of sites we are already connected to," Mr Waterman said. "Real time inventory can now be listed on all these sites and, in turn, bookings from these OTAs can be delivered directly back into hotels' PMS and CRSs, removing the need for manual data entry and eliminating the risk of overbooking," he said.
"These latest sites confirm we can offer hotels a breadth and depth of online booking networks that can grow their business. The new connections also underline SiteMinder's rapid growth as a premier distribution platform."
As the leading cloud platform for hotels, SiteMinder allows hotels to attract, reach and convert guests across the globe. We serve hotels of all sizes with award-winning solutions for independents and groups alike, wherever they are in the world.
SiteMinder's products include The Channel Manager, the industry's leading online distribution platform; TheBookingButton, a wholly- branded booking engine for direct bookings via the web, mobile or social; Canvas, the intelligent website creator for independent hoteliers; Prophet, the real-time market intelligence solution that takes the guesswork out of pricing rooms; and GDS by SiteMinder, a single-point of entry to a six-figure network of travel agents and the world's major global distribution systems. With more than 26,000 hotel customers and 550 of the industry's top connectivity providers as our partners, today we have presence in more than 160 countries on six continents.
For more information, visit www.siteminder.com.