The problem: Many corporations are not tracking over two-thirds of their bookings of less than 25 hotel rooms and meetings with 50 or fewer participants. With 80% of groups and meetings booked outside of company departments, data, savings, visibility and compliance lost with each booking. Additionally, processes for small groups and meetings are manual and inefficient to source, communicate, and manage accommodations and requirements.
The solution: An online portal for corporations to capture and manage multi-room bookings, extended stays, small groups and meetings – available from their Travel Management Company. Acendas is excited to announce our partnership with Groupize. Groupize addresses the needs of managed travel programs with the Strategic Group Management solution, which enables companies to provide a better user experience, and streamlines supplier negotiations and communications. This results in achieving greater savings through a competitive bidding process while maintaining the core pillars of Strategic Meeting Management including policy, data management, sourcing strategy, duty of care, business intelligence, and operational efficiencies.
- Speedier Sourcing. Easily find locations with a simple, location-based search engine. Book instantly or receive quotes on rooms, food and beverage and other services. Automate the manual tasks involved in shopping, selecting, booking and managing small groups, meetings and multi-room bookings.
- Faster Booking. Save time and money searching and selecting from over 100,000 hotels including options to filter by location, price, preferred hotels and other criteria.
- Improved Negotiations. Manage room blocks individually and in real-time with access to exclusive group deals and negotiated rates. Ensure travelers book correctly by spotlighting your company policy.