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News / Online
Five traveler trends shaping the future of accommodations
By Kathryn Walson | September 28, 2022
For 78% of working travelers and 60% of leisure travelers, the “little things” – for example, a property’s scent, its artwork or the restaurant’s music – “always” or “often” impact whether they would... Read More
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News / Online
SiteMinder acquires GuestJoy to expand hotel commerce platform
By Kathryn Walson | August 23, 2022
A SiteMinder partner since 2017, GuestJoy will be fully integrated into the SiteMinder hotel commerce platform following the completion of the acquisition. Read More
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News / Technology
SiteMinder consolidates products to create holistic platform for hoteliers
By Mitra Sorrells | April 5, 2022
The company describes its next-generation platform as putting “hotels at the center of their own purpose-built ecosystem.”   Read More
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News / Distribution
Hopper ramps up hotel inventory via SiteMinder deal
By Mitra Sorrells | February 7, 2022
The partnership means SiteMinder’s more than 33,000 hotels in 150 countries can now opt to make their properties visible in Hopper’s mobile marketplace.   Read More
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News / Startups
Tracking travel startup investment trends in 2021
By Linda Fox | December 15, 2021
Standout sectors attracting investment in 2021 include alternative accommodation and ground transportation while tours and activities, corporate travel and hotel tech startups are also getting some... Read More
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News / Technology
Q&A: SiteMinder on how it went public during a pandemic
By Kevin May | November 9, 2021
We spoke to CEO Sankar Narayan, who took over from co-founder and managing director Mike Ford three years ago, at the end of the its first day of trading as a public company. Read More
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News / Distribution
Hotel booking flexibility replaces price as top priority
By Linda Fox | September 28, 2021
Travelers now have higher expectations of their accommodation says SiteMinder in its Dynamic Traveller report. Read More
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News / Distribution
SiteMinder secures $74M funding round, plots public listing
By Linda Fox | September 14, 2021
Existing shareholders AustralianSuper and equity funds managed by BlackRock, Ellerston Capital and Pendal Group have also participated. Read More
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Interview / Distribution
In The Big Chair - Sankar Narayan of SiteMinder
By Linda Fox | May 26, 2021
Sankar Narayan took up the reins at SiteMinder's first CEO in late 2018, joining from Xero, a cloud accounting software company. He previously held roles at technology and travel brands including Virgin... Read More
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News / Distribution
Hotel direct channels gained share of bookings in 2020
By Mitra Sorrells | February 2, 2021
A new report from SiteMinder details the top booking revenue sources in markets around the world. Read More
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Opinion / Distribution
A reset in hotel bookings is happening right now
By Mike Ford - SiteMinder | November 4, 2020
The hotel booking cycle generally goes through five key stages until it resets into a different normal. Here's what to know. Read More
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News / Distribution
Future IPO a "strong possibility" for SiteMinder as it lands fresh funding
By Linda Fox | January 16, 2020
SiteMinder lands significant fresh investment valuing the company at around $762 million and the prospect of a public listing in the future. Read More
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News / Distribution
SiteMinder partners with HotelSwaps to enable trade of unsold inventory
By Mitra Sorrells | September 11, 2019
SiteMinder's hotel clients can now use HotelSwaps, a hotel room exchange platform. Read More
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From Our Partners / Technology
Forget tech - Hoteliers are struggling with the law
By Renee Robbie - SiteMinder | July 8, 2019
This September, another European standard known as PSD2 (the second Payment Services Directive) and requiring Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) will come into play, changing online payments as we... Read More
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News / Distribution
Meituan ramps up super-app's overseas hotel distribution, signs SiteMinder deal
By Kevin May | July 3, 2019
If the so-called "super-apps" are going to offer as much travel-related content to their users as they can, then sourcing product will be high on the list of priorities. Read More