PONY and HotelPlanner.com Announce Joint Venture
WASHINGTON, Penn., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PONY Baseball and Softball is pleased to announce the selection of HotelPlanner.com as the organization's official provider of team travel planning and hotel bookings.
"The PONY organization holds hundreds of events throughout the country annually that require teams to travel and stay at hotels. HotelPlanner is the largest provider of group travel planning services for sport teams in the country. HotelPlanner's combination of technology and professional staff of event planning experts is a perfect fit to assist our members operate successful tournaments," stated PONY President, Abraham Key.
HotelPlanner was founded in 2003, and is now the leading provider of online services to the global group hotel sales market. The company has developed an expertise in youth sport travel and will assist PONY in planning tournament and event travel both in the USA and worldwide. According to Tim Hentschel, CEO of HotelPlanner, "Our mission is to assist PONY to make travel team events more affordable, encourage more participation by athletes, and help tournament planners work more effectively with hotel partners."
HotelPlanner has a portfolio of 50,000 participating hotels, providing tournament directors with a range of options for each specific event. The company will be directly integrated into the PONY website (www.pony.org) and be easily accessible to tournament organizers, coaches, players, parents, family members and friends attending events.
The selection of HotelPlanner as the official travel provider for PONY is about delivering great service, and obtaining the lowest available rates at selected hotels for tournament organizers and attendees. HotelPlanner stands by its guarantee to provide the lowest group rates … or we'll pay for your hotel room!
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