A report by the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, has found that the ability to grow direct bookings and online presence is the top business focus for hotels this year. The finding, documented in SiteMinder’s Global Hotel Business Index 2017 released this week, is based on more than 2,100 survey responses from hoteliers at both independent properties and hotel groups around the world.
The online booking community Bidroom.com announces that its integration with the channel manager SiteMinder is now complete. Since signing up with Cubilis a few months ago, Siteminder is the second connection that Bidroom has made with a channel manager.
The global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, has announced a partnership agreement with Agilysys, Inc. whereby SiteMinder’s Channel Manager will connect with Agilysys’ next-generation cloud hospitality platform, rGuest®, to integrate with Agilysys’ award-winning property management systems and automate the flow of rates, availability and reservations for hotel customers.
This adds nearly 33,000 hotel rooms to SiteMinder’s distribution network, boostings it's already large numbers
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Company says the increases are a result of the greater international demand for hotels in Spain and highly-personalised service, as well as the adoption of SiteMinder’s Channel Manager, which marked a real “turning point” in the way online bookings were managed.
Average booking value on direct hotel websites nearly double that on third-party channels: SiteMinder report
An analysis of the reservations and revenue that SiteMinder's customers made over the year ending June 2016 show that room prices on direct websites are, on average, 1.8 times higher than the prices listed on third-party channels.
The office will complement SiteMinder’s existing EMEA headquarters in London.