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HotelPlanner.com Acquires Meetings.com: Expands Corporate, Meetings and Business Travel Segment

July 29, 2013 Corporate No Comments Email Email

To amplify the success of its corporate meetings services, venue search system and corporate hotel program offerings HotelPlanner.com has acquired Meetings.com. HotelPlanner.com has seen triple digit growth in their corporate group market demand over the last year; anomalous to current market conditions which are nearly flat.

HotelPlanner.com credits its technology and employees for this strong growth. Meetings.com was owned and operated by The Bellwether Group, which was acquired by Conferon in 2002.

Meetings.com will focus on specific meeting and event venues including those located outside of a hotel. Currently, HotelPlanner.com works with 50,000 hotel group sales departments and hotel owners around the world to process their 2,000 groups a day. Meetings.com will have a similar process, but will address the day to day needs of catering managers and event venue owners.

Tim Hentschel, CEO of HotelPlanner.com, says, “Our clients are vocal about the quality of service they expect for their meetings and events. We take this client feedback very seriously, and are proud to report that well over 80% of HotelPlanner.com clients have told us they would use us again and recommend us to a friend. The Meetings.com site will allow us to cater exclusively to corporate, incentive and association hotel travel needs.”

John Prince, CIO of Hotelplanner.com says, “We are very confident in the strength of our technology for the corporate group market. Our growth in this market continues to build and we will utilize the Meetings.com website to make investments in the corporate segment of our business.”

HotelPlanner.com helps clients select the right property for their meetings and events by combining technology with a highly experienced staff of professional meeting planners and corporate travel specialists. HotelPlanner reviews all hotel group deals on a group-by-group basis using local planners with more than 10 years of regional group travel expertise. HotelPlanner.com prides itself on acquiringthe best hotel rates for every group in from their extensive portfolio of hotel partners.

HotelPlanner also creates customized hotel and meetings travel programs for corporations and associations. The company provides group travel services to the majority of dominant Online Travel Agencies (OTA’s), world renowned sporting organizations: the National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Football League (NFL), the National Hockey League (NHL), the Professional Bull Riders (PBR); 70 universities and colleges, numerous companies, government institutions, and organizations both professional and social. Through combining technology with their experienced client-focused team, HotelPlanner.com provides exceptional service to help each client select the optimal venue and/or develop an exclusive corporate hotel travel program always delivering the best price for their hotel travel needs.

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