Groups360 continues to develop the GroupSync platform, the most trusted online marketplace to search, source and contract meeting space and hotel rooms. GroupSync now offers an unprecedented suite of solutions to enable group sourcing and direct booking, including a social distancing calculator and a quick-search function.
Technological advancements have no doubt revolutionized the hospitality industry, but some things have been lost along the way. While technology connects us and speeds up our communication and processes, it also at times distances buyers and suppliers from more interpersonal interactions. Far from the slow and deliberate relationship building of decades past, modern RFP systems have at times reduced the hotel sales manager to automated bidding or order taking. For a return to more meaningful sales, today’s hotel salespeople need to find the middle ground between those two extremes.
Today, all of us at Groups360 celebrate the 155th year of Juneteenth, the date slavery finally came to an end in the United States. The celebration of Juneteeth is a reminder of the recent events that have brought a much-needed conversation to our nation about the role of race in America.
Even though most events originally planned for 2020 have been canceled, event planners are actively sourcing and booking events for later this year and into 2021. Groups360 is as ready as the rest of our industry peers to resume meetings and events. To assist with planning efforts, we’ve compiled a list of resources for how countries and U.S. states are reopening for business, travel and in-person gatherings.
Groups360 is excited to announce our participation in Oracle Hospitality Innovation Week — a virtual event taking place June 22-26, 2020 — represented by David O’Donohoe, Groups360 vice president of brand engagement. The theme of the event is “Accelerating innovation for the new next.”