Meetings.com provides clients with a one-stop platform for free event registration, marketing, instant bookable group rates, and venue sourcing.
The technology Meetings.com has built, coupled with the commercial buying power of being the biggest distributor of group rooms, saves customers time and money in the $190 billion global groups and meetings market that is forecasted to increase by 5% in 2019.
“Meetings.com now provides event planners and corporate buyers with the commercial might and technology-driven tools they need to save time, save money and create better events,” said industry veteran Bas Lemmens, CEO Meetings.com. “Years ago, when I launched Booking.com, the goal was easy. We wanted to bring the best hotel rates into the hands of customers. Today, at Meetings.com, we have done the same with the more complex group and event planning market.”
The site provides free event registration (powered by Splash That!) that allows customers to manage their entire event end-to-end while easily integrating a seamless hotel booking experience for guests. Customers can now build, customize and manage their event invitation website complete with marketing tools, itineraries, hotel information and additional guest services by creating a hybrid of Splash That’s registration technology and HotelPlanner.com’s Instant Group Rate technology.
Finding the best deal for group hotel rooms is no longer a time-consuming process. As one of the largest online distributors of group rates, Meetings.com gives users access to Instant Group Rates on the site. These are instantly bookable and guaranteed discounted group deals from thousands of hotels around the world. Furthermore, event planners do not have to commit to contracts, deposits or attrition penalties. Meetings.com also allows planners to distribute direct booking links to event attendees.
Meetings.com’s new Venue Sourcing and Instant Group Hotel Booking technology allows customers to source and easily connect with hotels to negotiate the best available rates online. Customers can then easily share rate information with their group through their customized event page.
Over the last decade, the meetings and events industry has not kept up with the automation and online booking growth of the individual travel industry. It has seen the pace of online bookings lag behind Online Travel Agency booking growth due to dependence on antiquated online RFP systems, traditional group booking desks and manual contracting.
Meetings.com’s new technology is the first to integrate the convenience of Online Travel Agency Booking Systems used by Expedia and Booking.com to the meetings and events industry to disrupt the traditional group RFP and manual contracting process.
Meetings.com was acquired in 2013 from Conferon by HotelPlanner.com. HotelPlanner and Meetings.com are the leading provider of online services in the global group hotel marketplace, and an established resource for group event planners and hotel partners alike. Today, The Company provides group travel technology expertise to over 4,200,000 group event planners globally while servicing an estimated $10 billion in 2018. The company’s robust technology and automated rate checkers provide customers with the guaranteed lowest available rates from a network of more than 100,000 quality hotel partners worldwide, making it easier and faster to book hotels for any corporate and leisure event. With its new Instant Group Rate booking system, “Book-in-Block” and licensing technologies, Meetings.com and HotelPlanner continue to advance the group booking process online for direct clients, market leading affiliates and hotel partners worldwide.
Customers can visit Meetings.com online at http://www.Meetings.com, for the newest technology in the meetings and events industry. The company guarantees the latest technology at the lowest prices. They can also follow Meetings.com on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, HotelPlanner30 channel on YouTube, and its Everything’s Better Together blog.
Founded in 2002 by CEO Tim Hentschel and CIO John Prince, the company provides 24/7 customer service and has offices in London, England (European Headquarters), Hong Kong (Asian Headquarters), Amsterdam, West Palm Beach, FL (USA Headquarters), and Las Vegas, Nevada.