Saint Louis, Missouri – September 13, 2018 – Direct, an online travel agency featuring over 2,000 shows, attractions, theme parks, activities, tours and hotel packages in 20 destinations throughout the United States and Canada, today announced a partnership with SiteMinder, the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform.
The partnership will allow hotel users of SiteMinder’s platform to incorporate Reserve Direct into their online distribution strategies and tap into the 2.5 million travelers that plan their vacations with Reserve Direct each year. It will also provide a two-way connection between their hotel management system and their account with Reserve Direct so they can seamlessly manage their dynamic online rates, inventory and reservations in real-time.
“SiteMinder has built a strong presence in markets we have been serving for over a decade,” states John Johnson, CEO of Reserve Direct. “In some markets, nearly 30 percent of our existing hotel relationships have migrated to a SiteMinder solution as they look to minimize the effort of managing their online presence. This partnership with SiteMinder is important for us to not only maintain those relationships but to also grow in new markets.”
Founded in 2006, SiteMinder offers a cloud-based platform used by more than 30,000 hotels to acquire guests from across the globe. Incorporating solutions from channel management to direct bookings, GDS connectivity and pricing intelligence, 2017 saw SiteMinder’s platform generate more than 72 million reservations worth $21 billion in hotel revenue.
Matt Klugman, Director of Sales & Marketing for Vacation Myrtle Beach, which operates 14 popular resorts throughout the Myrtle Beach area, says, “We are excited that Reserve Direct now has a connection with SiteMinder, and we have a seamless booking process that reduces the burden on our staff considerably. This allows us to continually be up-to-date and ultimately book more business.”
About Reserve Direct
Since 2001, Reserve Direct has provided more than 3 million travelers with travel planning and reservation services for ticketed events, world-renowned theme parks, area attractions, tours, theatrical shows, as well as hotels and lodging in 20 destinations across the country. Using a proprietary booking engine, Reserve Direct customers can access first-hand content and reviews to plan, customize, and book entire vacations within a single transaction. In addition, the Company also provides reservation and packaging fulfillment services for destination marketing organizations and travel suppliers through white label versions of their system. Reserve Direct is based in St. Louis MO and currently operates dedicated destination websites in Branson, MO; Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN; Myrtle Beach, SC; Williamsburg, VA; New York, NY; San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; Las Vegas, NV; the Hawaiian Islands; Washington, D.C.; Tampa, St. Augustine and Orlando, FL; San Antonio, TX; Sandusky, OH; Charlotte, NC; and Toronto.
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; Prophet, the real-time market intelligence solution that takes the guesswork out of pricing rooms; and GDS by SiteMinder, a single point of entry to a six-figure network of travel agents and the world’s major global distribution systems. With more than 30,000 hotel customers and 600 of the industry’s top connectivity providers as our partners, today we have a presence in more than 160 countries on six continents. For more information, visit www.siteminder.com.