Acendas Brings Strategic Group and Meetings Management Technology to Customers

Acendas offers award-winning groups and meetings tool that ensures policy is followed while improving savings and servicing

Mission, KS, March 21, 2016 Acendas, a BCD Joint Venture and a Top 25 Travel Management Company, unveiled a new online solution for their customers to source, book, manage, and track their groups and meetings. Historically all of this business was done off-line in manual, tedious processes, bypassing the travel department, creating havoc for travel managers, procurement, and expense professionals.

In response to the growing demand to improve group and meeting processes, Acendas has partnered with Groupize and its Strategic Group Management, Small Group and Meeting Booking tool. The cloud-based, mobile tool is delivered via an Acendas branded website that allows for easily sourcing and managing groups and meetings while taking advantage of special and negotiated rates. Providing an efficient sourcing solution improves productivity and response time while decreasing costs. Offering a free tool will provide full visibility, compliance, and data. The tool has real-time pricing and rates at 100,000 hotels. This solution leverages all of the benefits that Acendas brings their customers including BCD’s industry leading technology, proprietary corporate discounts, and global resources.

Groupize is pleased to support Acendas in their effort to bring innovation to their enterprise customers. We are confident this solution will assist Acendas customers with sourcing, tracking, compliance and savings for their multi-room bookings, extended stays, meetings and small groups,” shared Charles de Gaspe Beaubien, Groupize C.E.O.

Acendas is excited to partner with Groupize to provide our clients with a simple and effective tool for booking small meetings and events. This partnership is consistent with our commitment to building lasting client relationships by offering convenient technology solutions,” shared Joe Curtis, Acendas, Vice President of Sales and Client Strategies.

For more information, contact Susan Coddington, at susan.coddington@acendas.com or 913-671-7700 ext. 324.

About Acendas

Founded in 1982, Acendas is a travel management company providing tailored solutions, comprehensive recommendations, and strategic improvements. Acendas specializes in corporate travel management, meetings and incentives, and vacations bringing clients the latest technology and unparalleled expertise and service. Acendas has grown significantly in the industry, is recognized as one of the Top 25 Travel Management Companies, and gained a solid reputation in the travel business throughout the nation.

About Groupize

Groupize is passionate about solving the small to mid-size group booking dilemma. Our innovative technology solution automates all tasks involved with booking group and meeting business online and simplifies the process for occasional and professional planners. Groupize Solutions is the proud winner of the 2013 PhoCusWright Award for most Innovative Travel Technology Company (Emerging Category).