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Groups360 Adds Choice Hotels to Group Instant Booking Platform

Smart Meetings

Groups360 announced this week that Choice Hotels worldwide will be offering online instant booking for group guest rooms through their proprietary GroupSync Marketplace. Instant Group Booking at Scale Choice joins hoteliers Marriott , Hilton and IHG on the platform that allows meeting planners to direct book without the need to submit an RFP.

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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. The company says these bookings “very likely reflect travel by small and medium-sized businesses.”.

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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? The travel management company CWT just added car rental and train booking to their app and website to give travelers more independence in making their reservations at a time when travel costs are reaching historic highs. .

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The Key to a Killer Booking Button

Tourism Tiger

[alertsnippet] Chances are you have a booking button on your site. That click is the pivotal moment on your site so why not make it the best booking button that mankind has ever seen? Coming right up I’ll share some ideas with you on how to make a booking button with maximum potential. You may […]

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State of In-Person Events: Who’s Booking What, Where & When?

Smart Meetings

Who’s Booking : Hyatt is seeing a huge increase in leads from third-party RFP platforms like Cvent, and site selection companies like HelmsBriscoe. What They’re Booking : Small meetings and local events are coming back first, followed by regional and then national events. San Francisco and Chicago. appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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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. Even if travelers aren’t immediately booking, they’re still thinking about what they’re going to do for spring or summer vacation.

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Instant Booking Apps — Help or Hinderance? 

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: While big-brand hotels and specialized apps tout the advantages of instant booking, the cons may outweigh the pros when it comes to professional event management. Louise Felsher Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings

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