IBC Deploys e-DestinACCESS' NextGenMtgs™ to Capture Group Business for their Independent Hotels
December 13, 2016 6:05am
[Tucson, Ariz., and Phoenix—Dec 13, 2016]— Today e-destinACCESS Inc. and IBC have joined forces to improve the service offering available to independent hotels looking to attract more leisure and group business. This technology partnership will equip leisure guests with the tools needed for pre-booking experiences at IBC member hotels, while groups can now source and plan all of their meeting and event needs – from rooms and transportation to table linens & centerpieces and entertainment/tours – directly via the IBC Marketplace. Leveraging e-destinACCESS RFP management tool, IBC members can also streamline the Request For Proposal (RFP) process. In addition, the e-destinACCESS platform will enable meeting planners to assist individuals within a group who are responsible for their own bookings and payments to easily process transactions.
“This is a first-of-its-kind services offering for independent hotels,” said Pamela Barnhill, IBC chief operating officer. “By bringing the RFP process front and center to independent hoteliers and their sales team, we are driving more groups and meetings business to this lucrative market. Hoteliers no longer have to remember to login and find applicable RFPs. Rather, the RFPs will provide instant notification of the request and then they will waiting for them via the IBC Marketplace.
“We are thrilled to be in partnership with e-destinACCESS,” she said. “Giving independent hoteliers access to their nextgenmtgs platform on the IBC Marketplace will enable them to more effectively compete for leisure and group business.”
Anita M. Beaubien, e-destinaccess president, concurred.
“This partnership with IBC will equip their independent hotel network with tools needed to grow and manage their group business,” Beaubien said. “Together we will increase revenue streams while giving travelers the opportunity to pre-book local experiences. We are proud to work together to provide the independents with technology support.”
IBC is a leading provider of hospitality technologies for independent hotels. Our portfolio of products and services includes the proprietary IBC hotel management platform which makes available its managed distribution, advanced CRS, and soft brand benefits to the world’s 300,000 independent hotels.
More than half the world’s hotel properties are independently-owned. Online search has placed all new pressures on the small business owners who run these properties. With IBC, hotels can reclaim their revenue and guest data from the OTAs while maintaining their independence from brands and chains.
Finally, independent hotels can take back their bookings. Learn how at www.ibcmembers.com.
Contact: Barbara Worcester
e-destinACCESS Inc. (E-DA) provides end to end technology solutions. From a planner needing mobile DMC sourcing, planning and scheduling assistance with no markups to hotels looking to assist guests pre-arrival while increasing their revenue capture, to destination marketing organizations that want to provide more service to their planners and leisure guests and distribution channels to their members or destination suppliers to increase their earnings. We have the solutions.
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