Expedia, Booking.com emerges as leading hotel res sites of Australia

 Tuesday, February 6, 2018 


expedia-logoExpedia and Booking.com are the online travel agents of the United States that are the highest revenue producers for Australian hotels in 2017 as per SiteMinder.


Its data also indicates that hotel websites were actually the third most important distribution channel and large domestic wholesalers like the Qantas Group, AOT and Lido had produced significant revenue for the regional hoteliers utilizing the channel of SiteMinder manager platform.


The leading 15 revenue-generating booking channels of SiteMinder for hotels in Australia in 2017 include:


  1. com
  2. Expedia
  3. Hotel websites (direct bookings)
  4. Agoda
  5. AOT Group
  6. Jetstar/Hooroo/Qantas
  7. Global distribution systems
  8. GTA
  9. Lido
  10. Hostelworld Group
  11. Hotelbeds
  12. HotelsCombined
  13. need it now
  14. Ctrip
  15. Flight Centre Travel Group


SiteMinder MD Mike Ford said that hotels continue to look towards the wholesaler sector as an essential provider of the world’s leading bed banks that features in every list globally.


Additionally, 2017 also marks the first time Chinese OTA Ctrip has made the list.


Brad Haines who is the regional manager of SiteMinder mentioned that the growing value of Chinese tourists to the hotel market of Australia.


HotelsCombined was the only meta-search site to make it to the list of Top 15.


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