CEO of HotelPlanner.com to Speak on Group Travel Trends next week in Las Vegas

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  HotelPlanner.com, the number one online group travel company, CEO, Tim Hentschel will be speaking on a group travel panel addressing hotel owners from around the world gathering in Las Vegas for an annual convention. Tim Hentschel will be speaking about the growing importance of the online group travel market for hotel owners and management. Some exciting trends in the group travel industry that he will be addressing are:

Online group leads are up through HotelPlanner.com 120% YOY.

Top 5 domestic US group travel markets are shifting order of importance as corporate group travel rebounds. Top 5 group destinations are Las Vegas, Orlando, New York, Chicago, and Anaheim.

Corporate group travel is up 30%, YOY while leisure group travel demand holds steady.

Group hotel rates climb by on average 6% nationwide and over 18% in key markets from a rebound in corporate group travel.

Customizing group contracting terms by group market segments; leisure vs. corporate.

HotelPlanner.com is the leading provider of online services to a global group hotel sales market. Currently, HotelPlanner's system processes over 30,000 group hotel booking requests per month completely online with assistance from regional planners all around the world with over 10 years of hospitality experience. 

CONTACT: Emily Pierce, 1-888-300-3647, ext. 210, emily.pierce@hotelplanner.com

SOURCE HotelPlanner.com



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