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Dallas, US The hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, is pleased today to announce the celebration of its 300th distribution channel partner in lowcostbeds. The worldwide wholesaler, which forms part of the lowcosttravelgroup, is the latest distribution channel SiteMinder has brought on for its 20,000 hotel customers over the past twelve months – a year which has seen the company’s integration partnerships with the world’s top hotel booking sites grow by more than twenty percent.

lowcostbeds’ director of market management, Simone Large, says, “As we further expand our global footprint, we are delighted to be partnering with SiteMinder to be able to connect dynamically with its many thousands of hotel customers around the world. For hotels in the US, in particular, lowcostbeds is an important source of outbound travel from the UK – the US’s leading source market outside of the Americas.1

“We have especially appreciated the dedication, support and technical talent shown to us by SiteMinder’s people from its offices across the globe – it is second to none and it has forged a beautiful working relationship, one that will prosper.”

An independent, global, Swiss-based bed bank founded in 2004, lowcostbeds is today available in more than 50 countries and 13 languages. Supported by its 10 offices around the world, lowcostbeds has grown to provide travel agents and travel booking websites with access to 250,000 unique hotels across 450 popular destinations, via a web portal or direct XML connection.

Martin Harlow, Global Partnerships at SiteMinder, says, “Like many of our existing channel partners, lowcostbeds is driving global demand and we are pleased that, with SiteMinder, they can now tap into the global supply they need to match that demand.

“lowcostbeds is a particularly exciting distribution channel for our hotel customers, as its recent adoption of dynamic rate pricing means a greater ability for hotels to meet the incredible speed at which today’s online bookings need to occur.”

SiteMinder’s Channel Manager is today the leading online distribution platform for hotels, facilitating real-time reservations between more than 100 property management systems and the most sought-after booking channels, including Agoda.com, Booking.com, Ctrip, Expedia, GTA, Hotelbeds, HRS, LateRooms.com, Orbitz and TripConnect instant booking. Over the 12 months ending June 2015, SiteMinder’s Channel Manager led the company to facilitate more than US$10.8 billion in revenue for hotels, derived from more than 27 million reservations.

1 I-94 Program: 2015 monthly arrivals data, US Department of Commerce, 2015

About SiteMinder

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; and GDS by SiteMinder, a single-point of entry to a six-figure network of travel agents and the world’s major GDSs. With more than 20,000 hotel customers and 400 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 or visit the team at FITUR (stand 8F13).

Contact: Maria Franco

media@siteminder.com / +61 410 233 735

About lowcostbeds

lowcostbeds is a global, Swiss-based, independent, trade-only bed bank, with presence in more than 50 countries and content in 13 languages. We provide agents and websites with access to a vast range of high-quality accommodation from around the world, via a web portal that agents can log into or access via a direct XML connection. From five-star luxury to two-star simplicity, all of our 250,000 hotels are offered at competitive rates and cover a range of beach, city and long-haul destinations.

For more information, visit www.lowcostbeds.com.

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