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January 29, 2014 Integrates Leading Group Booking Software

Alliance between and joins group marketing & technology powerhouses

WEST PALM BEACH, FL –, the leading information and planning site for Travel Professionals, and, the global leader in group inventory and contracting system for hotels, announce an important technology integration.

The integration gives travel professionals the ability to contract groups - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year - and receive the lowest group rates guaranteed.* clients benefit from the quick and easy venue comparisons and booking capability of's proven software. Hotels, participating in's live inventory system, benefit from full integration with's 30,000+ unique monthly visitors plan and book $45+ billion in annual group travel sales.'s leading-edge technology helps the largest players in the industry better manage their business, and its affordable IATA commission-only pricing allows for the smallest hotels to easily get groups booked online. Group booking ability empowers travel pros and speeds the booking process.

"This integration of the global leading group booking software provides users 1-stop planning AND booking capability...where they already spend the most time online! We have tracked this software for over a decade, and it has evolved to by far the easiest & most robust group hotel comparison and booking tool. We are pleased to make it accessible to all our users!" stated Mark Browning, Founder & CEO of and one of the industry's cutting edge leaders for 20+ years.

Browning added, "Participating hotels will realize an increase in sales because of the easy and proven online group booking comparison and purchasing ability from the large number of travel professional planners & buyers exposed to their product."

" provides valuable, unique and comprehensive destination content that event and group planners need to book groups & meetings. Combining this content with's group technology will make it even easier for planners to find the perfect location and hotel for their event," said Tim Hentschel, CEO

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