TravelClick, the leading provider of revenue generating solutions for hoteliers across the globe, is partnering with Groupize, a new online service that provides the travel industry’s only automated group hotel booking engine. Hoteliers who use TravelClick’s GDS connectivity will have the power to manage rates and inventory on Groupize.com, enabling them to increase their small group business, while travel planners will have direct access to book group reservations for more than 5,000 TravelClick properties.
Travel planners seeking group reservations will have access to an online toolkit and be able to create a group-specific page to organize information and create a central hub for communication to their group. Guests within a group will be able to select their room preferences and submit individual credit card details, while taking advantage of special group rates only available through Groupize.com via iHotelier™, TravelClick’s Central Reservation System.
“The partnership with Groupize will provide TravelClick’s global hotel customers with a service that will enhance reservation planning and drive revenue in this important customer segment,” said Jonathan Cherins, executive vice president of reservations solutions at TravelClick. “Group business has continued to drive occupancy growth this year and providing our leading hotels customers that include branded and independent properties, with access to a partner like Groupize will revolutionize the group booking process.”
“With travelers seeking the best rates and most convenient method for booking group travel, Groupize is proud to partner with TravelClick to deliver automated group rates and other tools to properties across the country,” said Charles de Gaspe Beaubien, President and CEO of Groupize. “For anyone booking small groups, Groupize should be the first stop online for the easiest way to book and manage a small group in real-time.”
Groupize has developed flexible solutions to efficiently organize events ranging from reunions to weddings, sports trips, and more by automating various tasks for both the travel planner and the hotel.
About TravelClick, Inc.
TravelClick (www.TravelClick.com) is the leading provider of revenue generating solutions for hoteliers across the globe. TravelClick offers hotels world-class reservation solutions, business intelligence products and comprehensive media and marketing solutions to help hotels grow their business. With local experts around the globe, we help more than 30,000 hotel clients in over 140 countries drive profitable room reservations through better revenue management decisions, proven reservation technology and innovative marketing. Since 1999, TravelClick has helped hotels leverage the web to effectively navigate the complex global distribution landscape. TravelClick has offices in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Barcelona, London, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, Melbourne, Orlando, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. Follow us on www.twitter.com/TravelClick and www.facebook.com/TravelClick.
Groupize launched in February 2012 to make group planning as gratifying as the trip itself. Groupize helps people plan and manage all group travel events—from family reunions to school trips, meetings to sporting events, social outings to girlfriend getaways, bachelor(ette) parties (or mancations) to weddings, and everything in between. With the small group travel category estimated at $31 billion annual industry, Groupize is well positioned to revolutionize the space with its industry-leading and fully automated website to shop, book and manage group friendly hotels.