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Direct Booking Has Finally Arrived

Direct Booking Has Finally Arrived

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.

Hotels
Closing Secrets Every Hotel Sales Manager Needs to Know

Closing Secrets Every Hotel Sales Manager Needs to Know

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.

Planners
Planner Pain Points: Ditch Low-Tech Tools and Legacy Sourcing Systems

Planner Pain Points: Ditch Low-Tech Tools and Legacy Sourcing Systems

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.

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Webinar
Pandemic Pivot: Tech Companies Recognize New Opportunities

Pandemic Pivot: Tech Companies Recognize New Opportunities

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.

Hotels
Webinar
Insights into the Future of Hotel and Event Technology

Insights into the Future of Hotel and Event Technology

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.

Planners
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How to Track Reopenings by Country, State and Venue

How to Track Reopenings by Country, State and Venue

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.

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Most In-Person Meetings Will Resume, Eventually

Most In-Person Meetings Will Resume, Eventually

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.

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Groups360 Expands into the APAC Region

Groups360 Expands into the APAC Region

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.

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