Signs a New Corporate Partnership to Handle All Travel Needs for National Hockey League's Tampa Bay Lightning

Chalking up another NHL team on its score board of professional sports partnerships, broadens its limitless horizons.

Dec 06, 2010, 11:59 ET from

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The terms of the partnership extend over a period of two years, and are set to expire at the conclusion of the 2011-12 campaign. Beginning next season will serve as the exclusive online travel agent of the Lightning, responsible for handling all hotel accommodations and booking services.

With its customer-friendly online services and its innovative 21st century technology, strives to get each customer the lowest possible hotel rate. The company is a catalyst that competes with other hotels to ensure each patron's business by underbidding on the desired accommodations.

Based in West Palm Beach, Florida with offices on the opposite coast in San Diego, California, the company manages the travel necessities of a number of professional sports teams that range from NHL to NBA to NFL to T-Ball teams.

That's right, T-ball teams. Starting this summer, the corporation launched its philanthropic program called "Book like the Pros" wherein they have sponsored children's teams by paying up to half of the bill for their room accommodations. And managing all this in the busy hive of group events planned for weddings, conferences, reunions, your local amateur bowling league, and more.

Every hotel wants group travel business. HotelPlanner makes sure capitalism is working for the consumer not against by insuring hotels keep their rates competitive.

Signing a new NHL team to the roster of ever-expanding sports team travel is just the beginning. HotelPlanner intends to expand its professional sports team travel as it is already expanding its everyday group travel business.

With the addition of Tampa Bay's Lightning, HotelPlanner aims its straight-shooting business into the heart of the market's bull's eye. is the leading provider of online services to the estimated $30-45 billion global group hotel sales market. Customers retain the ultimate decision-making power, enjoying access to competitive rates without ever having to pick up the phone or purchasing rooms at an undetermined hotel for pre-negotiated rates. Currently, HotelPlanner's system processes over 15,000 group leads per month completely online. Over 30,000 hotel members currently compete online for HotelPlanner's group business daily. has increased sales in 2010 during a year when most travel companies were drastically down. is projecting the same rapid lead and revenue growth for 2011.

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