Meetings TV is "On the Air"

November 14, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Meeting and Event Planning just became a lot easier, thanks to Meetings TV( new web service allows planners to get "an inside look" via video site tours of destinations, hotels, meeting venues and service providers for their next sales meeting, conference or private event.

"Although this is a new website, the development of Meetings TV has been in the works for over two years," states Jim Grillo, partner of the firm. "We conducted extensive focus groups with meeting & event planners to find out what they were looking for in the marketplace. Once we determined their needs, we launched this concept successfully in Chicago, a major market meetings & convention destination. Based on this success, we are now debuting Meetings TV to the global marketplace."

The Meetings TV ( platform allows for professional and novice planners to search for resources by destination, by category or by keyword. "We felt it was important to represent all segments of the market, provide
free video bandwidth and affordable listing options for suppliers," says Grillo. "So whether you're at the initial phase of searching for destinations, trying to narrow down hotel selections, or searching for transportation providers or caterers, Meetings TV will have solution providers in our comprehensive directory with or without video."

Register for Free - Post Video at No Additional Charge
As part of the firm's beta launch, Meetings TV is providing free memberships to any industry supplier. Additionally, supplier members who register for a basic, premier or showcase listing are entitled to post their video at no additional charge. The firm is working with third party video production companies to provide cost-effective solutions on custom video for any organization that is interested in creating a video of their business or destination.

"From a marketing standpoint, videos not only help get your message in front of your customers but extend your reach, making it easier to promote and sell your products and services. Video advertising brings a more educated planner and saves both the planner and supplier a lot of time by shortening the sales cycle. We encourage all meeting venues and suppliers to take advantage of signing up for a free listing or post their videos on Meetings TV" says Grillo., a Premier Tourism Marketing Company (
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