Group-Booking Engine Partners With Revelex to Offer Online Group Travel Planning to Travel Agents
BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Revelex (www.Revelex.com) and Group Travel Planet, LLC (www.GroupTravelPlanet.com) have entered into a business development partnership that will allow Revelex customers to book and manage their group hotel rooms of five rooms or more directly online, saving them valuable time and money.
Group Travel Planet and its primary web sites, CoachQuote.com and GroupTravelPlanet.com, provide group consumers a fully-automated group-booking engine that enables them to plan, book and manage all aspects of their group trips online, including their group hotel rooms. Revelex customers will have access to negotiated group inventory and discounted group rates at over 10,000 hotels throughout North America that are part of the Group Travel Planet Network, as-well-as have the ability to request group rates from thousands of additional hotels.
“Group Travel Planet’s group booking technology and inventory fit very nicely with our strategy of arming travel agents with the latest and best tools to maintain their advantage over the big online travel sites,” according to David Goodis, President and CEO of Revelex.
“Revelex streamlines the search for travel products, empowering travel agents to select and configure the exact travel products for their individual clients and our partnership will allow them to have the same capabilities with group travel planner customers as well,” says Scott Harness, President and CEO, Group Travel Planet, LLC. “We’re excited that soon tens of thousands of Revelex travel agent customers will have the ability to search live group inventory, receive instant online confirmations, and have the use of our online tools for managing their entire booking online — from adding and dropping rooms to making deposits and payments to submitting their rooming list and allowing individual group members to reserve rooms directly from the group leader’s block — all without having to ever make one phone call.”
The partnership allows Revelex’s customers to tap into the small leisure group market, estimated at between $12 and $15 billion annually in US hotel revenue. Integration of technologies is currently underway and is expected to be released to the public in Q1 2005.
About Group Travel Planet
Group Travel Planet, which has been operating as CoachQuote.com since March 2000, was the first to pioneer online group travel booking and, with the recent launch of its 2nd generation web technology, the company continues to break new barriers by being the first to fully-automate the entire group- booking process from start to finish. Under the new parent name Group Travel Planet, LLC, the company currently has 2,700-plus professional tour operator and over 30,000 group leader members. In addition, the company boasts over 13,000 supplier members, with 10,000-plus being hotels throughout North America that provide group inventory and net group rates through its robust extranet. For more information, visit http://www.grouptravelplanet.com/ or call (865) 428-8878.
Revelex, Inc., with corporate offices in Boca Raton, Florida is an industry leader in Internet-based distribution systems. Revelex has developed innovative travel technology solutions that enable agencies to market and sell leisure travel and ancillary products online and offline. Revelex delivers an extremely dynamic package and a unique value proposition.
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