Group bookings can represent a significant revenue opportunity for hotels. Hotels aren’t taking advantage of this opportunity as well as they could be. The reason is that the processes typically employed for managing group reservations make it challenging for an attendee to book an extended stay.
The paradox of choice means it takes too much time to narrow down options. So how do you deal with the overwhelm of sourcing? Read on for the five top five pain points when dealing with sourcing overload, according to your industry peers, along with the empowering alternative you’ll find in GroupSync.
Join us for our next webinar designed for hotels and suppliers. In this free 30-minute presentation, discover how Groups360 is making it possible for meeting planners to book guest rooms and meeting spaces at your hotel in a single online transaction.
Since the earliest days of our company, we’ve had the goal of being the first to provide direct booking to the hospitality industry. Well, that day has finally arrived. Groups360 is proud to introduce GroupSync Engage. Now, for the first time in the hospitality industry, hotels can allow event planners to book guest rooms, meeting space or both in a secure, convenient, online transaction.
GroupSync Vouchers is an e-commerce solution that enables you to create, sell and manage the redemption of gift voucher packages for instant cash flow. Create packages including F&B, staycations, spa services, activities, cash value gift cards and more that you can sell on a hotel-branded website.
Modern corporate event planners and other meeting professionals are savvy buyers and aren’t easily swayed by standard sales tactics. So, don’t stop viewing the close as a "make it or break it" moment. Provide value, grounded advice, and the right tools and reinforce your hotel’s unique assets, amenities and service culture throughout the ENTIRE sales process.
In early 2020, Groups360 commissioned interviews with meeting planners from corporations and associations across the U.S. to better understand their sourcing journeys. Below are the top five pain points when dealing with low-tech tools and legacy sourcing systems, according to your industry peers, along with the empowering alternative you’ll find in GroupSync.
During the last week of September 2020, Matthew Howden, SVP, attendee management solutions, was a featured speaker at WiT Experience Week, a unique global travel conference live-streamed from Singapore. Matthew joined Dylan Tan, CEO of Split, the 2018 WiT Startup of the Year winner, to revisit their companies’ trajectories since their wins and how they’ve been faring through the pandemic.
Groups360 CEO Kemp Gallineau participated in a panel discussion and Q&A hosted by hotel and event tech firm Event Temple. The webinar featured conversation about hotel and event technology, as well as strategies hoteliers can implement to win more group business and improve the guest experience as hotels across the globe transition into recovery.
Join us for our next webinar — GroupSync: The Empowering Alternative to Legacy Sourcing Systems. In this free 30-minute presentation, discover a powerful alternative to legacy sourcing systems that creates a simpler, more effective RFP for post-pandemic event planning.
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.
According to Groups360’s most recent research into the shopping and buying experiences of part-time meeting planners, these administrative professionals stated that nearly all of their meeting types will return to the face-to-face format as soon as it’s safe to do so. They can’t wait for virtual meetings to be a thing of the past, which is good news to hotels who can accommodate their needs.
Groups360, a platform that simplifies bringing people together for meetings and events, recently announced the acquisition of IDEM Hospitality and the addition of senior leadership based in Singapore. Steven Hopkinson will join the company as senior vice president, EMEA & APAC sales and Matthew Howden will become senior vice president, attendee management product development.
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.
As a follow-up to our spring 2020 research, Groups360 initiated a second double-blind research study, this time focusing on part-time meeting planners from associations, small businesses and large corporations. Our biggest takeaway is that this group of administrative professionals represents an underserved market for hotels and suppliers.
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