UK: RentalsCombined.net has announced a partnership with SiteMinder designed to “enable hoteliers and serviced apartment providers to take on the sharing economy”.
RentalsCombined.net, a provider of "instantly-bookable,
professionally managed properties", has made its booking and
distribution platform available to hotel and rental accommodation
customers of SiteMinder, a cloud platform for attracting, reaching
and converting guests online.
The agreement provides the two companies' mutual customers the opportunity to promote their self-catered units - such as hotel suites, condo-hotels, and aparthotels - on RentalsCombined.net and capitalise on the growing global trend towards rental accommodation, boosted by the sharing economy, in the vacation and business sectors.
SiteMinder has more than 23,000 hotel customers located in more than 160 countries across six continents.
"The rental accommodation market is booming, and hotels and serviced apartments with self-catering units are keen to highlight their unique offerings in this sector and compete against the growing competition they face," said Nico Nicholas, chief executive of RentalsCombined.net. "Our platform, together with our many partnerships with blue-chip travel management companies, provides SiteMinder's customers with an alternative channel to promote these rentals. Moreover, it offers guests peace of mind by guaranteeing the same high-quality service they expect to receive from hotels, including financial protection and instant booking confirmation."
SiteMinder's managing director for the Americas, Fig Cakar, said: "Demand for the rental market is fast-growing and the addition of RentalsCombined.net to SiteMinder's expansive network of distribution partners has enhanced the global reach our mutual customers can now achieve through this alternative channel."