(http://www.revelex.com/) and Group Travel Planet, LLC
(http://www.grouptravelplanet.com/) have entered into a business
development partnership that will allow Revelex customers to book and
manage their group hotel rooms of five rooms or more directly online,
saving them valuable time and money.
Group Travel Planet and its primary web sites, CoachQuote.com and
GroupTravelPlanet.com, provide group consumers a fully-automated
group-booking engine that enables them to plan, book and manage all
aspects of their group trips online, including their group hotel rooms.
Revelex customers will have access to negotiated group inventory and
discounted group rates at over 10,000 hotels throughout North America that
are part of the Group Travel Planet Network, as-well-as have the ability
to request group rates from thousands of additional hotels.
“Group Travel Planet’s group booking technology and inventory fit very
nicely with our strategy of arming travel agents with the latest and best
tools to maintain their advantage over the big online travel sites,”
according to David Goodis, President and CEO of Revelex.
“Revelex streamlines the search for travel products, empowering travel
agents to select and configure the exact travel products for their
individual clients and our partnership will allow them to have the same
capabilities with group travel planner customers as well,” says Scott
Harness, President and CEO, Group Travel Planet, LLC. “We’re excited that
soon tens of thousands of Revelex travel agent customers will have the
ability to search live group inventory, receive instant online
confirmations, and have the use of our online tools for managing their
entire booking online—from adding and dropping rooms to making deposits
and payments to submitting their rooming list and allowing individual
group members to reserve rooms directly from the group leader’s block—
all without having to ever make one phone call.”
The partnership allows Revelex’s customers to tap into the small leisure
group market, estimated at between $12 and $15 billion annually in US
hotel revenue. Integration of technologies is currently underway and is
expected to be released to the public in Q1 2005.