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10 Tips for More Strategic Venue Sourcing

10 Tips for More Strategic Venue Sourcing

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.

It’s Time to Ditch the Rooming List

It’s Time to Ditch the Rooming List

The rooming list is an industry relic much in need of a technological overhaul. This glitch in the event machinery creates an avoidable central point of failure and increases the risk of attrition penalties for the event planner.

Rooms, Space and Trust: How to Bridge Industry Needs

Rooms, Space and Trust: How to Bridge Industry Needs

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. That’s what direct booking technology for groups has to accomplish.

Groups360 Launches Direct Booking Solution for Groups with IHG Hotels & Resorts

Groups360 Launches Direct Booking Solution for Groups with IHG Hotels & Resorts

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 the GroupSync platform, which will initially be available at approximately 30 hotels in the U.S. in the coming weeks.

Planner Pain Points: How to Ensure Clear Communication

Planner Pain Points: How to Ensure Clear Communication

Many snags and snafus in sourcing and planning meetings can be traced to a lack of or breakdown in communication.For this installment of our Planner Pain Points series, we’ve culled from recent research five ways that planners need clear and consistent communication to be effective. From better hotel responses to connected NSOs to informed stakeholders, an integrated technology platform will ensure everything you need to make critical decisions is well organized in one place.