Groople partners with ECAC

17th Aug 2007

Groople has been named the official hotel booking agency for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).  This partnership will provide several advantages for the ECAC including the ability for each tournament to have their own web page on Groople’s newest social networking feature, GroopVine.  Other advantages allow travelers the ability to book hotel, air and car arrangements for all tournaments and games for the teams, officials and fans.
“Groople’s ability to handle hotel room bookings for all of our 98 championship teams while offering a booking solution to the ECAC membership that is both cost-effective and user-friendly is most important to us,” says Rudy Keeling, Commissioner of the ECAC.  “With long standing relationships within the industry, Groople is in the best position to handle the hotel booking needs of the ECAC, our membership, and everyone else associated with the conference.”
Teams can realize significant savings in both time and money through this new partnership.  “Our division II and III institutions that are very budget conscious, especially when it comes to team travel, will see the greatest impact. Also, booking hotel rooms through Groople for all ECAC championships will make traveling to ECAC events for participants and fans much easier,” says Keeling.
“This partnership has the potential to change the sports travel industry by leveraging the large volume of travelers to games with secure price-points not available to individual travelers,” says Mike Stacy, CEO of Groople.  “By providing the ECAC with more than the traditional travel services, and offering both online and offline agent support, we can meet the needs of the organization.”


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