Cvent has partnered with MeetingPackage to enable planners to instantly book small meetings with more than 6,000 hotels and venues worldwide that use MeetingPackage.
The event technology companies said the integration, which is expected to launch later this year, delivers benefits for both planners and hotels and venues.
It will allow the 90,000+ planners around the world that use Cvent to source their group hotels and venues and manage their events, to easily book participating MeetingPackage hotels and venues globally directly on the Cvent platform.
The integration also addresses key sourcing questions instantly without planners needing to speak with a sales representative, including: Is the room available? Does it have the services I require for my meeting? And is it in my budget?
MeetingPackage hotels and venues will benefit from considerably improved efficiencies and broader reach and engagement through the Cvent Supplier Network, one of the largest venue sourcing marketplaces in the world. More than $18 billion was sourced through Cvent’s sourcing networks in 2019 (pre-pandemic).
Through the MeetingPackage product suite, venues and hotels can manage all their meetings and event sales, offline or online, direct or indirect. The software integrates with leading operational software solutions such as Oracle Opera or Amadeus Delphi. For smaller hotels and unique venues, MeetingPackage can be used as a self-service standalone software.
MeetingPackage software is in use by venues in over 100 countries and it’s powering the booking journey for many well-known hotel chains such as Radisson Hotel Group, Nordic Choice Hotels, Clermont Hotel Group and Leonardo Hotels.
By leveraging the Cvent and MeetingPackage integration, small or simple meetings can be automated allowing for hotel and venue sales teams to focus on tailor made proposals for the larger, more complex events.
Joonas Ahola (pictured left), CEO and founder of MeetingPackage said: “The subject of process automation and digitization has really come to the fore as venues realize that manual processes have become unsustainable. This integration facilitates greater automation for a more seamless venue sourcing process, ultimately helping both the hotelier and event planner increase group business revenue with minimal effort.”
Jim Abramson (right), Cvent VP of Product Management added that the partnership benefits the two companies’ mutual customers around the world.