SiteMinder Partners with Priceline.com to Offer Hotels an Advanced Way to Distribute Inventory Online
January 14, 2016 10:07am
Dallas, US – The hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, today announced that it has partnered with priceline.com, a leader in online and mobile travel, to offer hotels an advanced way of distributing their inventory online. The partnership integrates priceline.com into SiteMinder’s Channel Manager, providing hotels a new way to reach travelers making their hotel reservations through priceline.com’s apps or mobile web.
Priceline.com’s vice president, hotel, Craig Schickler, says, “We’ve aligned with SiteMinder to offer our mutual hotel customers a cost-effective alternative to managing the distribution of their rooms through priceline.com. SiteMinder’s growth in capturing the needs of more than 20,000 hotel customers globally is impressive, and we attribute that very much to its industry leadership in providing hotels with technology that is accessible, reliable and fast.”
Using priceline.com, travelers everywhere have the opportunity to save on hotels, flights, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. Travelers can also take advantage of the website’s Name Your Own Price® to receive the lowest prices available, or Express Deals®, where they can take advantage of hotel discounts without the need to bid.
Fig Cakar, managing director of SiteMinder’s Americas region, says the integration of priceline.com with SiteMinder’s Channel Manager could be a “game changer” for hotels that have only known more traditional, often-costlier ways to have their rooms distributed to the leading booking website.
“Due to the low, flat fee involved in subscribing to SiteMinder’s Channel Manager, hotels now have the opportunity to keep their rates and availability updated in real-time on priceline.com without having to incur large costs for every transaction made. For the average-sized independent hotel that’s challenged with limited visibility and reach to potential guests online, this is a huge benefit,” says Mr Cakar.
“Together, SiteMinder and priceline.com have the opportunity to harness all the lessons we have learned over the years, from the hundreds of integrations we have deployed between us, and provide a distribution model that’s sustainable and profitable for hotels.”
According to Phocuswright and h2c’s Independent Lodging Market Report, co-sponsored by SiteMinder, less than forty percent of Europe’s independent properties use a channel manager while in the US, independent lodging operators say they acknowledge the importance of effective distribution but lack the ability, systems, budget and time to exploit the opportunities.
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 350 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.
Contact: Maria Franco
+61 410 233 735
Priceline.com, part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), gives leisure travelers multiple ways to save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition to getting compelling published prices, travelers can take advantage of priceline.com’s famous Name Your Own Price® service, which can deliver the lowest prices available, or Express Deals®, where travelers can take advantage of hotel discounts without bidding.
For more information, visit www.priceline.com.
Bin Majid Hotels & Resorts Enters Distribution Agreement With SiteMinder
Modus Hotels Selects Vertical Booking CRS for Enterprise-Level Hotel Distribution Across Their Entire Portfolio
Tourism Boom: How Spain's Hotels Are Capitalizing by Owning Their Supply
SiteMinder Named Among The Silicon Review's 50 Best Companies to Watch
SiteMinder Secures Atahotels as Group Remains in Prime Position to Capitalize on Italy's Tourism Boom
BridgeStreet Global Hospitality and SiteMinder Connect in Pivotal Strategic Relationship for Business Travel
SiteMinder Partners With PriceTravel Holding and Despegar, Says It Is Committed to Latin America's Hotels
Wealthy Walker Joins IBC Marketplace to Help Independent Hotels in India Manage Rates & Inventory
Best Day Travel Group Signs with SiteMinder, Strengthens Offering to Hotels
Red Planet Hotels Begins Building Its Empire with SiteMinder
SiteMinder Brings GDS Representation In-House as Hotel Customers More Than Triple in One Year
VacayHome-SiteMinder Partnership Opens New Doors for Vacation Rental Property Managers
Why Hotel Distribution Is No Longer a Job, but a Button
Integration Partnership Underway for RMS and HomeAway
MSI Solutions and SiteMinder Partner to Automate Distribution for CloudPM Hotel Users
Optimizing Your Online Channels: 9 Proven Ways to Make OTAs Work for You
SiteMinder Penetrates Latin America, Signs RQ Grupo Hotelero as 26,000th Hotel
The Changing Face of Hotel Tech
Hoteliers Tell All in New SiteMinder Report: "Being Bookable and Visible Online Is Our No. 1 Business Focus"
Pestana Hotel Group Completes Global Rollout of SiteMinder's Online Distribution Platform
Please login or register to post a comment.