Any time a country or region imposes any sort of visa stipulation - even if it’s a waiver - the travel industry sighs a collective groan, knowing the obstacles and headaches to come.
BOSTON and ATLANTA – Groupize and Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, have announced the launch of a new online hotel booking solution for travel management companies. According to the companies, the new tool “addresses the growing demand for a self-service, centralized solution to source, book, track and manage small group meetings of under 25 hotel rooms or less than 50 participants.”
“Automating small group bookings has been a top request from the travel agency community. We are excited to partner with Groupize, as a key provider of multi-room bookings and small groups to our travel management partners, to now make this available.
The ability to easily integrate group bookings into the workflow will dramatically increase revenue, with minimal effort.
Today’s announcement further strengthens Travelport’s hospitality offering and helps achieve growth in the important corporate travel space,” said Tracie Carillo, Travelport’s Global Head of Hospitality Sales.
The partnership between Groupize and Travelport further enhances Travelport’s industry leadership position in hospitality distribution, featuring more than 650,000 unique properties available in Travelport’s system.
Integrated with the Travelport Travel Commerce Platform, Groupize’s cloud-based and mobile solution offers TMCs quick and hassle-free access to a dedicated groups and meetings portal, preferred hotels, negotiated rates, competing bids, approval tracking, a communication engine and online bookings with PNRs (passenger name records), reducing procurement time to minutes instead of days for corporate travel managers.
Groupize’s mobile and cloud-based tool also can be custom-branded as an agency solution or as a self-booking tool for a corporation.