Increasing access to quality hotel accommodations for meeting planners, eMeetingsOnline and Travelweb
have entered into a distribution agreement to provide eMeetingsOnline and their customers access to Travelweb’s discount inventory from more than 12,000 hotels worldwide.
“Meeting planners are often searching for quality accommodations well after the meeting block or cut off room availability has expired. Travelweb offers eMeetingsOnline meeting planners access to business class properties in virtually every destination which increases the meeting planners’ ability to secure accommodations for their customers without losing them to other online discounters,” said Jack Schaufele, president of eMeetingsOnline.
“Meeting planners can heavily impact the bottom line for hotels. That’s why it is important to enable both the meeting planner and the hotel with a streamlined, real-time process for room reservations,” said Jaynne Allison, chief operating officer for Travelweb LLC. “Travelweb provides eMeetingsOnline and their customers with true last minute availability, competitive rates and direct hotel confirmations when reserving lodging outside the blocks. Travelweb benefits from the ability to sell its net-rate inventory in the tradeshow, meetings and special events market.”
The Convention Industry Council recently completed the Project Attrition study, which named eMeetingsOnline as the only tool to significantly assist tradeshow organizers and meeting planners with a true way to monitor and reduce their attrition liability. eMeetingsOnline is further reducing attrition liability through partners like Travelweb by enabling meeting planners to confidently reduce room blocks with the reassurance of access to real-time availability and discounted rates from alternative hotel choices without degrading revenue streams and capturing all event reservation detail in one single database.
eMeetingsOnline now becomes a part of Travelweb’s Distribution Partner Program, which allows third-party distributors, like eMeetingsOnline and their customers, to quickly and easily maximize revenue by giving their online customers access to a wide array of hotel product, 24x7 customers service and unique merchandising opportunities. This agreement further compliments eMeetingsOnline’s current fully integrated, single database source, Web-based meeting and convention solution that includes budget consolidation, vendor management, scheduling, registration, abstract submission, E-marketing and more.