Friday, 17. October 2014

ibelsa connects with SiteMinder to offer hotels greater presence online

Hoteliers using ibelsa’s PMS software can now centrally manage their room rates and inventory with SiteMinder’s Channel Manager – the latest and largest channel manager to be made available to ibelsa users.

SiteMinder is one of the global hotel industry’s leading providers of online distribution technology, with more than 14,000 customers in over 140 countries. Through The Channel Manager, the company provides hotels real-time, two-way XML integrations between their property management system and more than 200 distribution channels worldwide.

Jason Lewis, Vice President Sales – EMEA at SiteMinder, says: “With the increase in online booking channels and the growing complexities involved, it has become more important than ever for hotels to adopt a simplified online distributionstrategy. A strong presence among the world’s top online booking channels is key and SiteMinder is pleased to offer this greater level of exposure to its mutual hotel customers with ibelsa. These customers can now benefit from The Channel Manager’s pooled inventory offering, which automates a hotel’s availability on all sites and eliminates the risk of overbookings.”

Both The Channel Manager and ibelsa.rooms are cloud-based.

“ibelsa understands itself to be a partner of hoteliers. We are doing everything possible to support the hotelier’s daily workload, by offering efficiency in distribution as recent studies show hotels that are present on many different booking platforms (OTAs) produce higher revenue,” says Patrick Schulte, Managing Director of ibelsa.rooms.

Following its own philosophy, ibelsa passes on the advantages of itssecure cloud technology to hoteliers, which is evident in its price structure.For customers, the initial connection setup to SiteMinder’sChannel Manager and ibelsa support is free-of-charge.

“Our customers appreciate our fair price structure of 4 Euros per room per month with no further installation-fee, as well as our efficient support,” says ibelsa Managing Director Philipp Berchthold.