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SiteMinder named as a Premium Partner for TripAdvisor¹s New Bidding Tool, TripConnect

November 1, 2013 Technology No Comments Email Email

SiteMinder is pleased to announce their recent certification as a TripAdvisor Premium Partner for the company¹s new advertising bidding tool, TripConnect.

TripConnect enables hoteliers to bid for a higher price position within their hotels¹ page and will allow potential guests to book directly through their hotel¹s website, helping to increase revenue for the property, while saving money on OTA commissions.

SiteMinder is one of the largest Premium Partners within the TripAdvisor network, which allows SiteMinder customers to benefit from the launch of TripConnect.

³We are very pleased to partner with TripAdvisor on the launch of their TripConnect tool,² said Erik Munoz, Executive Director, Strategic Sales and Global Partnerships at SiteMinder. ³With more than 260 million monthly unique visitors to the TripAdvisor site, TripConnect is a highly effective tool that will permit SiteMinder clients to reach a much larger audience and proactively increase their revenues.²

Using SiteMinder products, hoteliers can increase bookings and revenue for their property, by driving qualified leads from TripConnect to their own website. This will minimize what a hotel pays on OTA commissions, and will give hoteliers greater control over the results that they see from their online marketing activity.

³TripConnect is a new, very efficient way for hoteliers to generate incremental business. They will see an increase in direct revenue, decreased costs and will have the ability to take control of their occupancy rates. When the platform launches, accommodation owners of all sizes can benefit from TripAdvisor¹s Hotel Price Comparison,² said Jean-Charles Lacoste, Vice President of Direct Connect Solutions at TripAdvisor.

To arrange an interview with Mike Ford, CEO of SiteMinder, or to find out more about SiteMinder¹s certification as a TripAdvisor Premium Partner for the new TripConnect tool, please contact Jennifer Nagy at jenn@jlnpr.com or +1.647.867.0093. To find out more about SiteMinder¹s products, please visit www.siteminder.com.

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