Booking.com and Expedia Australia’s Leading Hotel Res Sites

US online travel agents Booking.com and Expedia were the biggest revenue producers for Australian hotels in 2017, according to SiteMinder. 

Its data also reveals hotel websites were the third most important distribution channel, while large domestic wholesalers such as AOT, the Qantas Group and Lido produced significant revenue for local hoteliers using the SiteMinder channel manager platform.

SiteMinder’s top 15 revenue-generating booking channels for hotels in Australia through 2017 were:

  1. Booking.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

“We see that hotels continue to look to the wholesaler sector as an important provider of guests, with a number of the world’s leading bed banks featuring in every list globally,” said SiteMinder MD Mike Ford.

Also of note, 2017 marks the first time Chinese OTA Ctrip has made the list, “proving the growing value of Chinese travellers to the Australian hotel market,” said SiteMinder’s regional manager Brad Haines.

“Indeed, China is now the country’s second-largest source of inbound tourist arrivals and we predict Ctrip will continue climbing.”

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

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