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August 14, 2013
South Africa’s premier hotel, resort and casino group, Sun International, which owns the world-famous Sun City Resort, has signed with global online distributor, SiteMinder.
Boasting a portfolio of 30 properties, Sun International has partnered with SiteMinder to automatically connect its Central Reservations System (CRS), Opera ORS, and its IDeaS Revenue Management System (RMS) with the world’s leading booking channels, using SiteMinder’s distribution technology platform.
The Revenue Manager for Sun International Anton van Wyk said: “As South Africa’s leading casino, resorts and hotel group, Sun International is excited to be partnering with SiteMinder and its world-class distribution technology platform. Sun International selected SiteMinder for its robust, seamless, third party distribution capabilities and outstanding support structure, which all fit perfectly with our distribution strategy and planning.”
SiteMinder’s General Manager in South Africa, Lisa Horne, said the “landmark partnership” cemented SiteMinder as the market leader in online distribution in southern Africa and would place Sun International well ahead of its competitors in the rapidly evolving and competitive online market in South Africa.
“We are delighted the prestigious Sun International group has chosen SiteMinder’s integrated channel management platform to expand and streamline its online distribution internationally,” Ms Horne said.
Sun International boasts major properties in South Africa, including the huge, four-hotel Sun City resort and casino complex, as well as Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Nigeria and also Chile.
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