BOSTON – Travel planners of small groups seeking instant group rates and room inventory can now check availability, find group discounts and book LeisureLink’s properties via Groupize.com, the new online solution that provides the industry’s only automated group hotel booking engine.
The service will provide access to rooms at over 1,000 LeisureLink group-friendly properties such as independent vacation rentals, timeshares, villas, condo hotels and boutique resorts throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Group travel planners shopping for 5 rooms or more rooms via Groupize.com will be able to take advantage of special group rates at LeisureLink properties and will have access to a customized Group’s Planning Page that offers social and management tools for inviting and communicating, as well as a central hub for trackingsignups, payments and modifications to the group.
“Today’s planners of small groups are resorting to online channels to seek the best rates and most convenient method for booking and managing their group”, said Charles de Gaspe Beaubien, President and CEO of Groupize. Groupize is proud to offer the LeisureLink properties and to offer vacationrental and condo products as an option to the planners.”
“Many of our customers have been asking us to incorporate Group Travel distribution into the LeisureLink distribution network.” said Erik Hovanec, CEO of LeisureLink. “We believe that Groupize will lead the group travel business and showcase our portfolio of properties perfectly. By having the entire LeisureLink family of properties available via the service, it is now easier than ever for group travel planners to book rooms at our properties, and for more groups to experience the group friendly amenities that our product offers. This partnership is a further extension of our commitment to revolutionize hospitality by making independent hotel properties competitive in the marketplace.”
Groupize removes the hassles and challenges of booking group travel for organizers of family reunions, weddings, business trips, weekend getaways, family vacations, sport trips and more. The old and arduous method of group booking, that included hours of phone calls with hotel reservation desks, signing contracts, inviting friends, arranging credit card payments and coordinating with the group, can now be done online in minutes with Groupize.
Groupize offers technology for the hotels to take control of their online group destiny. The white label technology allows hotels to capture more groups, reduce costs and lessen the burden onhotels and their planners by automating tedious tasks with automated shopping, booking, collaborating and modifying. Groupize estimates the automated small groups opportunity to be worth over $30B. (www.groupizesolutions.com). Groupize.com is the company’s fully automated website where group planners can shop and book group-friendly hotels. Planners will find dynamic Groupize Group Deals, in real time, and have the capability to manage their groups.
Founded in 2006, LeisureLink is a private, high-growth company headquartered in Pasadena, California, and funded by leading Southern California venture capitalist firms Clearstone Venture Partners and Mission Ventures, with a strategic investment from Wyndham Worldwide. Over 1,500 “LeisureLinked” independent vacation rental properties, timeshares, villas, bed and breakfasts, condo hotels and boutique resorts throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Caribbean trust our online system to manage their brands, maximize their profitability, streamline their revenue-driving efforts, and put heads in beds, every day.
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