and Lodging Interactive Join Forces to Create the "More Meetings®" Service for Hotels and Meeting Planners

December 06, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
/PRLEAP/ PARSIPPANY, NJ, December 6, 2006 -, an industry leader in event planning services and Lodging Interactive are joining resources to deliver powerful new services for the hospitality industry. provides a platform of services to hotels and meeting planners to make the meeting planning process easier, including access to the Express RFP service. Their services enable meeting planners to reach hundreds of destinations, meeting facilities and service providers. Lodging Interactive is a leading supplier of hotel Internet marketing services, including website design/hosting, search engine marketing, email services and Internet planning services.

The primary goal for both companies is to develop and provide tools and information that will enhance the hotel's ability to reach meeting planners with current and accurate information and to help the meeting planners with more hotel choices and speed up the RFP process. will offer an enhanced Internet service "More Meetings". The new service is scheduled for release in early October 2005. Lodging Interactive will enable the new "More Meetings" service and focus on meeting planner marketing for their hotel clients.
Richard Walsh, Vice President of Business Development for Lodging Interactive, describes the alliance as "We see the "More Meetings" service as a combination of both companies' core competencies. The combined expertise of our companies utilizing the power of search optimization will benefit both the hotels and the group and meeting planners by providing greater distribution to the hotels and easier access to information to the meeting planners."

David Markham, Principal and Co-Founder described the new relationship in his statement; "We are excited about our new partnership with Lodging Interactive which will provide suppliers with a comprehensive online solution to increase market share within the group segment. Lodging Interactive's "More Meetings" turn-key marketing package is positioned to increase awareness with the 85% of meeting professionals who conduct meeting planning and research online."