MPI recently released a 30-minute documentary that looks back at the pandemic's effect on the meetings and events industry and how their annual conference could serve as an example to other planners on how to safely host in-person meetings and events.
Join us for a webinar designed especially for hoteliers in Europe, Asia and Australia seeking ways to speed recovery after the pandemic. In this presentation, you will discover how to improve your group business through better strategy and customer service.
Join us for a webinar designed especially for hotels seeking ways to speed recovery as we emerge from the pandemic. In this presentation, you will discover how to improve your group business through better strategy and customer service.
After automating housing promotions and voucher sales at the end of 2020, one hotel received a needed boost to revenue and cash flow, while reducing booking costs and expanding the hotel’s customer base.
As group business bounces back, one process that has long awaited automation is housing and attendee management. Adopting the right technology will help you save labor costs, earn higher revenues, and offer both planners and attendees a higher level of customer service.
Sourcing for late 2021 and beyond? Avoid hours of excess effort, weeks of waiting on responses, and missed opportunities to zero in on the ideal venue. In this 20-minute webinar, “Consider the Source,” meeting and event planners from all backgrounds can gain insights into strategies for targeted venue and destination sourcing.
The current industry standard for booking hotel rooms and conference space is like a canyon, with meeting planners and hotel inventory separated by a massive chasm — a lack of trust and transparency filling the void between. Now, imagine a bridge linking each side of the canyon, making the booking of rooms and space a direct and trustworthy process.
Cayce Brasel, Groups360 regional sales director, was recently elected to serve on the board of directors for the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Tennessee chapter as vice president of education for 2021 – 2022.
Groups360 and IHG Hotels & Resorts today announced the release of GroupSync Engage, the hospitality industry’s first integrated direct booking solution for groups to include both meeting space and guest rooms. IHG is the first brand to launch the streamlined instant booking capability on GroupSync.
If your hotel is in need of immediate revenue, consider implementing a voucher or gift certificate program to sell room nights and hotel services for future stays. By selling gift certificates to new and existing customers, you can tap into pent-up demand from pandemic-weary travelers.
Many snafus in sourcing and planning meetings can be traced to a lack of or breakdown in communication. Here are five ways that planners need clear and consistent communication to be effective, from better hotel responses to connected NSOs to informed stakeholders.
As a result of the pandemic, hotels and meeting planners increasingly are looking at ways to automate manual tasks and improve efficiency. Groups360 has embraced this unique opportunity to provide technology solutions for hotels that need to do more with less. We launched GroupSync Engage, the first direct booking solution for groups on the market, in October 2020.
But in an age where relationships and distribution channels are key, knowing who our guests are is important for hotels. When a hotel uses the room-block management solution in GroupSync Optimize, they not only streamline communication with planners but they also gain access to key information about the participants.
Sourcing is just one of many logistical steps along the way to a memorable event. The event professionals Groups360 surveyed last year also recounted their experiences with the ongoing pandemic and how that’s forced them to change their approach to meeting planning. Here are three planner pain points when it comes to meeting and event logistics.
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