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More couples are choosing destination weddings than they were pre-pandemic. Although we typically think of sandy beaches when we hear “destination wedding,” insiders know this option is about more than that.
While a semi-return to normal is welcome after more than two years of a worldwide pandemic, event planners remain divided about the best way to host. In-person? Virtual? A hybrid of the two? We’re all eager to see people in person again—here are the COVID safety guidelines to keep your IRL event safe and smooth.
Hoteliers continue to optimize in the face of inconsistent travel regulations that limit business opportunities and force staff to do more with less. While in the UK we are getting back to pre-pandemic routines, we still have a long way to go. Hoteliers must get creative in order to hold on to loyal customers and generate revenue.
Omni Hotels & Resorts became the first brand ever to offer GroupSync Instant Booking for both group rooms and meeting space, The move breaks new ground in the business of group travel, and Omni’s rollout serves as a roadmap for more hoteliers to drive innovation.
Groups360’s $35 million investment from Zigg Capital, Blackstone, Inc. and Fir Tree Partners will accelerate the adoption of GroupSync technology for hoteliers and planners worldwide.
Between fluctuating national priorities and the uncertainty posed by an ongoing global pandemic, the business of organizing and hosting events is a new ballgame with entirely new rules. Read along as we uncover three group travel behaviors that will change the way hoteliers and organizers will work in 2022.
In early 2020, Groups360 commissioned interviews of meeting planners from corporations and associations across the U.S. to better understand their sourcing journeys. Here are two of the most common event planner pain points voiced by your industry peers, along with the solutions you’ll find in GroupSync.
The future of booking meetings, events and group stays is instant and online—especially for smaller, less complicated requirements. Everyone is craving more information and the ability to make faster decisions when booking groups. Instant booking would take this even further.
We’re thrilled to share with you that meeting and event planners can now instantly book group rooms at over 6,500 participating hotel locations worldwide, with approximately 1,020,800 available rooms from brands including Hilton, IHG, and Omni.
On average, hotel sourcing for an event can take an organizer 93 days to locate a venue and sign a contract.
GroupSync Engage will offer real-time rates and availability for group guest rooms and meeting space at Accor properties worldwide by the fall of 2021.
GroupSync Gifting will help simplify TFE Hotels’ bundling of guest experiences and drive voucher sales for their locations across Australia and New Zealand.
When it comes to customer trust and loyalty, data security is an important building block. Depending on the size of your business, there are different levels of information security that are required to prevent breaches of sensitive information such as banking information, social security numbers, names and addresses.
Group business represents a significant portion of many hotels’ revenue, but smaller hotels and motels often lack the meeting space to go along with a room block. However, there still are numerous ways that hotel owners can attract group business and cash in on this lucrative sector of the industry.
As meetings return, the attendee experience is more important than ever. Both hotels and planners have crucial roles to play in producing a seamless and memorable event for guests and attendees. Here are five ways to make that happen.