Airbnb opens up to third-party hotel distribution

Boutique hotels that use SiteMinder, such as Arrive Hotel, Palm Springs (pictured), can now be listed on Airbnb

Airbnb has entered into a new partnership with cloud-based distribution platform SiteMinder to allow hotels and accommodation providers to list on the site through their existing property management systems.

This partnership is expected to enhance Airbnb’s support for traditional hospitality businesses such as boutique hotels and bed and breakfasts, which could be listed on the site independently in the past but not through third-party distribution service.

Boutique hotels that use SiteMinder, such as Arrive Hotel, Palm Springs (pictured), can now be listed on Airbnb

Under the partnership, businesses that use SiteMinder and meet Airbnb’s hospitality standards will be able to list rooms on the platform.

“Small hotels and B&Bs have long used Airbnb and now we’re building new tools and partnerships to help these local businesses thrive,” said Cameron Houser, Airbnb’s program manager for hotels.

SiteMinder’s more than 28,000 clients include leading boutique hotels, hotel ownership groups, and many other hospitality providers globally.

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