Articles tagged “siteminder”

Online Travel

Letting the Air Out of Online Travel’s IPO Bloat

Stock markets, at their best, can be hype killers, and public investors shot down many inflated private company valuations in 2021. This may be a sobering development for IPO and SPAC wannabes in 2022.

Letting the Air Out of Online Travel’s IPO Bloat

Travel Technology

SiteMinder Grabs Unicorn Status in Australia IPO

This was a great day for unheralded channel managers and digital marketing startups toiling in the backwaters of hotel distribution. If SiteMinder can achieve unicorn status, perhaps through a SPAC, an IPO or more hard work, keep at it and you can too.

SiteMinder Grabs Unicorn Status in Australia IPO

Online Travel

SiteMinder Gets Backing From Financial Giant Fidelity Ahead of Hotel Software IPO

SiteMinder minimized the pandemic's hit to revenue by selling new tools to help hotels with payments and digital marketing. No wonder Fidelity International wanted to invest ahead of the startup's likely initial public offering in 2022.

SiteMinder Gets Backing From Financial Giant Fidelity Ahead of Hotel Software IPO

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Plus Creates Less Friction and Lower Costs for Hotels

Adding channel managers to bypass global distribution systems Amadeus and Sabre isn't a super-duper game-changer for Tripadvisor Plus, but less friction and lower fees can lead to greater traction.

Tripadvisor Plus Creates Less Friction and Lower Costs for Hotels

Online Travel

Google Drops Costs for Hotels and Resellers to List Rates in Price-Comparison Search

In a switch, Google is inviting hotels and online travel resellers to drive bookings through its price-comparison search for free. Well, free for now, at least.

Google Drops Costs for Hotels and Resellers to List Rates in Price-Comparison Search

Online Travel

Travel IPOs to Watch for in 2021

Enthusiasm for IPOs is booming in the wake of Airbnb's sensational debut as a public company. But only a handful of startups, possibly including Turo, Traveloka, Yanolja, Gett, Tujia, SiteMinder, Sonder, and Vacasa, may have enough positive growth in 2021 to woo investors.

Travel IPOs to Watch for in 2021

Tourism

Tourism’s Healing Ways in Japan Show the Flip Side to the Travel Backlash

Tourism is key to the revival of Japan’s marginal villages, in the process unlocking not only precious living cultures and traditions but people’s sanities.

Tourism’s Healing Ways in Japan Show the Flip Side to the Travel Backlash

Online Travel

SiteMinder Gets Funding Boost as Financial Titan BlackRock Bets on Hotel Tech

To call a company the best-capitalized hotel tech startup might seem like pointing out the tallest leprechaun. But while SiteMinder serves only about 36,000 hotels out of a million worldwide, new funding from cash-rich investor BlackRock could fuel the hotel connectivity startup's growth substantially.

SiteMinder Gets Funding Boost as Financial Titan BlackRock Bets on Hotel Tech

Online Travel

SiteMinder Diversifies Away From Helping Hotels Solely on Room Sales

Tech provider SiteMinder is the latest firm to make it easier for smaller hotels to adopt new tools from other third-party vendors to manage their properties. The trend could give the little guys more weaponry in online sales — and help SiteMinder become more valuable for hotels.

SiteMinder Diversifies Away From Helping Hotels Solely on Room Sales

Hotels

Airbnb Strikes Deal to Make a Bigger Hotel Push

Anyone willing to bet that you may find your favorite "mass-produced" hotel chains on Airbnb in the not-too-distant future?

Airbnb Strikes Deal to Make a Bigger Hotel Push