More than 1,200 hotels currently use the leading regional PMS and, with the integration to SiteMinder’s Channel Manager, will soon gain real-time, two-way access to more than 200 distribution channels worldwide. Jean Carel, President and Founder of Topsys, says the partnership – which coincides with the Equip’Hotel trade show in Paris this week – will simplify online room inventory and rate management for Topsys and SiteMinder’s mutual hotel customers. “Top-Hotel exists to allow small to medium-sized hotels to compete with the larger carriers in France. With connectivity to SiteMinder’s Channel Manager, they have an even greater opportunity to do this. The Channel Manager provides our hotel customers the opportunity to increase their revenue, while also maximising their exposure to global travellers by offering direct access to more online booking websites than ever before,” says Monsieur Carel. Topsys today holds a strong position in France’s 25 to 100-room hotel market with particular leadership in Paris within which more than 350 two-to-five-star independent hotel customers are located in central Paris, alone. Parallel to its Top-Hotel PMS, Topsys also provides “SpotPilot”, a visual yield solution that connects seamlessly with SiteMinder’s Channel Manager to offer an innovative ‘all-in-one screen’ tool for hotels. SiteMinder is today’s global leader in providing complete two-way integrations for leading PMSs, integrating with more than 80 PMSs the world over. The company’s continued expansion is particularly timely for the French market, where tailored offerings for hotels to remain competitive, such as self-mapping and room type creation, are uniquely offered by SiteMinder’s Channel Manager. In September, SiteMinder’s over 14,000 hotel customers also became among the first in the world to have direct access to Ctrip, China’s largest online travel booking channel. Jason Lewis, Vice President Sales – EMEA at SiteMinder, says: “SiteMinder is pleased to be connecting to a PMS specialist in Topsys, which understands and caters for the needs of the local French market. This partnership will offer our mutual customers a totally integrated online distribution solution, and continues SiteMinder’s offering of global reach combined with local expertise.” Related Link: SiteMinder