Here’s Where Business Meetings and Travel Are Being Booked

Smart Meetings

That’s according to predictive data company Adara , which reports that both those Western cities are down only 29 percent for business trips booked in the last two months as compared to same period in 2019. Miami topped the list in leisure bookings, at only 10 percent below 2019.

Attention Meeting Planners: Instant Booking Is Finally Here

Skift Meetings

With many meeting planners and event organizers doubling up their bookings to compensate for postponed events from 2021 (and even 2020), it’s getting harder and harder to find hotel rooms and meeting spaces for groups both large and small. The New Marketplace Philosophy for Meeting Bookings.

Artificial intelligence electrifies Lightning online booking for CTM

Travel Daily News

Personalized booking results shave more than a minute off each online booking

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EaseMyTrip launches 2.0 self-booking tool for corporates 

Travel Daily Media

self-booking tool for corporates appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. EaseMyTrip.com, one of India’s largest travel tech portals, announces the launch of a self-booking tool for corporates. self-booking tool for corporates appeared first on Travel Daily.

Reasons for booking your event in advance

etm

The post Reasons for booking your event in advance appeared first on Event Travel Management. Insights Events Sustainability

Increasing Your Direct Bookings with Google’s Free Hotel Links

Sojern

Google recently announced the release of a ‘Free Booking Links’ module that allows Hotels and Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) increased visibility in Google Travel. What does the Free Booking Links module look like? Where does the ‘free booking links’ module appear?

Leonardo Hotels launches new online booking service for Meetings & Events with MeetingPackage

Travel Daily News

The possibility to book meeting rooms online benefits all stakeholders involved in the event sales process

5 Tips to Simplify Group Hotel Bookings

Hotel Engine

I need you to book nine hotel rooms,” probably makes your heart sink. Booking business travel excursions — especially for multiple people at once — is stressful. Check out our top five tips to keep in mind when you’re booking for a group. Booking Flights.

How to boost your hotel bookings?

PXCom Media

: 2 minutes Today, 93% of the hotel customers use the Internet to compare the prices and book. This decision gives the hoteliers the opportunity to retake their bookings, by following these 4 tips to boost your hotel bookings and diversify your channels.

Common Online Booking Travel Myths

Fox World Travel

When looking to book trips for employees, rumors and myths about online booking can travel as far as any plane. The post Common Online Booking Travel Myths appeared first on Fox World Travel. The world of travel is constantly changing.

How to Book an Event Venue in 15 Steps

Eventtia

No matter how well you’ve planned and organized the event: securing the best sponsors, booking the biggest talents in the industry, and so on, it will likely be a failure if the venue is not a good match for the event in one way or another. Step-By-Step Guide To Booking an Ideal Event Venue.

Seven Reasons to Book Now for Your 2024 Event

Blue Spark Event Design

This article reviews the seven reasons to book now for your 2024 event. Those who book early can secure the best staff, dramatically impacting the success of your program. Book early to secure your event needs. Book early.

Press Release: MeetingPackage and Leonardo Hotels announce the launch of an automated meeting room booking solution

Meeting Package

Leonardo Hotels UK & Ireland (formerly Jurys Inn) launched a new online booking service for meeting rooms with MeetingPackage, the multi-award winning Meetings & Events sales automation and channel management software.

Booking Influencer Events Accelerates Hotel Promotion

Hotel Engine

Booking influencer events can accelerate your promotions and bring in sales. If not, your next strategy should be moving to booking influencer events at your hotel, as these businesses are currently doing. Read more: How To Get More Traffic To Your Hotel [And More Bookings].

How A Hotel Specific Booking Tool Saves Time And Your Bottom Line

Hotel Engine

When it comes to booking travel, businesses have many options these days. It may be tempting to go with an all-inclusive option that also offers the ability to book flights and rental cars.

DIY Car and Train Booking App Could Ease Transportation Inflation 

Smart Meetings

Do you sometimes wish you could book the most reasonably priced rental car by clicking a few buttons on your phone? CWT already had travel counselors available 24/7 to help travelers with car and train bookings.

Meetings management platform TROOP to roll out travel booking capabilities through Spotnana integration

Travel Daily News

The development accelerates TROOP’s pivot to become an end-to-end solution for planning meetings and booking travel

92% to use agents to book luxury trips in 2023

Travel Daily Media

The post 92% to use agents to book luxury trips in 2023 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Our high-net-worth clients are now booking for next year and Europe is also one of their choices.”.

Report: For Savings, Book Meetings Farther Ahead

Smart Meetings

The optimum time for booking meetings for small groups was pegged at more than 30 days; for large groups, that window expanded to more than 75 days. Outside of these booking windows, potential savings dip by 5–10 percent, the report found. The second is that, although historically many bookings were made far in advance, companies today find it difficult to commit as early. The post Report: For Savings, Book Meetings Farther Ahead appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Should You Book a Hotel or a Motel?

Hotel Engine

Let’s find out if you should book a hotel or a motel. When Should I Book a Motel? When Should I Book a Hotel? Whether you’re booking lodging at a hotel or a motel for business travel, Hotel Engine can help. All Your Burning Booking Questions Answered!

Hotel Booking Engine: How to Boost Direct Bookings

AltexSoft Travel

One of the ways to do this is implementing a booking engine. What is a hotel booking engine and how it makes you competitive. That means that OTAs are not their first choice, rather the most convenient one to choose, book, and pay for hotel rooms. Components of booking engine.

E-Book: 5 Greatest Myths About Virtual and Hybrid Events

Convene by PCMA

Complete the form below to receive your free e-book download. Myth 1: Virtual events cannibalize in-person event attendance. Virtual and hybrid events have empowered millions of attendees to connect with event hosts, sponsors, and each other.

Stop Making These 13 Mistakes When Booking Hotels for Business Travel

Hotel Engine

Especially if you’re booking multiple rooms at once for your colleagues — or you’ll be jetting off to multiple business meetings around the country — accidents can happen. Here are 13 critical mistakes to avoid the next time you’re booking rooms. Booking Something Cheaper Out of Town.

This Is How You Book Artists For Your Events

Eventtia

Booking artists for your events can be a daunting task. It’s even more daunting if you’re not familiar with the process or don’t know all the little details that go into booking artists. The Booking Process. For most bookings, you’ll be working with the artist’s agent.

Using Facebook Groups to Book More Couples

Special Events

Facebook offers a number of features to support small businesses, but there’s one that stands out from the rest: Facebook Groups. Since they are free to participate, Groups provide the strongest return on investment by positioning you as a professional in the center of your target audience.

Hotel Engine More Than Doubles Bookings in First Half of 2022, Plans for Rapid International Expansion

Hotel Engine

Fastest-growing hotel booking platform for business sees significant increase in membership; focus on product enhancement and innovations drives new business. Hotel Engine’s strong growth in bookings was led by triple-digit increases across business accounts, membership and headcount.

How To Reach The SMERF Market And Book More Recurring Groups

Hotel Engine

The hotel industry tends to overlook attracting SMERF bookings in favor of the greater bang-for-buck that comes with booking business meetings and conferences. Nonetheless, SMERF groups still book room blocks, event spaces and food and beverage services like corporate travelers do.

Delta’s International Bookings Up 450 Percent

Business Traveler USA

Delta Air Lines is reporting a 450 percent increase in international point-of-sale bookings in the six weeks since the US government announced a date to enact relaxed restrictions on incoming travel.

Book meetings with confidence at Mandarin Oriental

Travel Daily Media

The post Book meetings with confidence at Mandarin Oriental appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has introduced an exclusive ‘Booking with Confidence’ group meeting offer.

Stella posted an update: With Lufthansa Airlines, you can Modify Booking, change a [?]

I-Meet

With Lufthansa Airlines, you can Modify Booking, change a reservation, change the flight date online, change the seat, reschedule the booking, and many other services. If you booked your flight w… [Read more

How to Book the Right Artists for Your Music Event

Eventbrite

Whether you’re organizing a concert or looking for performers to give your food fair or market some ambience, the right musicians can make all the difference.

Uber for Business Q4 Bookings Beat Pre-pandemic Results

Business Traveler USA

The fourth quarter of 2021 saw Uber for Business gross bookings beat its previous high set 2019, with well over $1 billion in annual run rate gross bookings. According to Uber CEO Dara Khosrashowhi, airport bookings represented 13 percent of mobility gross bookings.

Kind Traveler Launches Revamped Booking Platform

Travel Pulse

Travelers can help save the world while also exploring it. Impacting Travel

Book Your Next Successful Meeting in Tampa Bay

Convene by PCMA

Tampa Bay’s waterfront. Searching for the perfect mix of smart safety measures and attractive amenities to “wow” attendees returning to face-to-face meetings? Look to sunny Tampa Bay, which boasts a proven track record of recent meeting success stories.

MeetingPackage Ranks #1 on Hotel Tech Report’s ‘Top Online Venue Booking Platform’ 2022 List

Meeting Package

We’re excited to announce that MeetingPackage has ranked #1 overall on Hotel Tech Report’s Global Best Online Venue Booking Platform list in the 2022 HotelTechAwards.

Accor Rolls Out Direct Tool for Booking Meetings

MeetingsNet

The 5,100-property hospitality company joins IHG, Omni, and Hilton in using the GroupSync Engage platform on its brands’ websites, allowing planners to view and book event space and guest rooms on the spot.

10 Reasons to Book Your Next Meeting in Scottsdale

Convene by PCMA

Here are 10 reasons why planners should book their next event in this vibrant and inspirational city. Planners booking their meeting in the summer season can take advantage of the summer rebate promotion and save up to $5,000.

Nurturing Relationships with Creative Partners During Booking Season

Special Events

Cultivating industry relationships will open you up to more referrals, collaborations, and other opportunities that can move the needle for your business.

Scandic strengthens digital self-service offering – new online booking feature for meetings delivered by MeetingPackage

Meeting Package

As Scandic continues to see an increased demand for meetings, the company is today launching a fully digital booking service for meetings and conferences for up to 30 people on Scandic’s website. Press Release: Helsinki, Finland – 7th December 2021.

Drive Bookings for Independent, Unique and Boutique Hotels

Connect Worldwide

At Luxpitality, we partner alongside independent hotels and resorts with design, culture, local… The post Drive Bookings for Independent, Unique and Boutique Hotels appeared first on CWW Included in the Connect Worldwide suite of international travel brands is Luxpitality.

Why Regional Destinations Should Market Their Destinations Even When They’re Booked Out

Advanced Travel and Tourism

After all, business is booked, so why focus on more? Being booked solid comes with clear reasons to celebrate, but it doesn’t mean planning goes out the window. And if you’re offering just what they need, they might book right on the spot.

Is the RFP Dead? Long Live Next Evolution of Booking

Smart Meetings

There has also been a shortening of booking windows almost throughout 2021. While booking windows are typically about 180 days, he was seeing RFP booking windows of more than 200 days in March and as few as 150 days in late September.

Marriott Offers Travel Insurance to Guests Who Book Direct

Business Traveler USA

Marriott International is offering guests who are residents of the US the option of purchasing travel insurance when they book their stays direct at marriott.com and through the iOS version of the Marriott Bonvoy mobile app.