Hotelworld, the intelligent hotel procurement specialist, has signed a deal with Worldmeetings to handle enquiries and bookings from corporate clients worldwide including ABN AMRO Bank, Fortis,…
Hotelworld, the intelligent hotel procurement specialist, has signed a deal with Worldmeetings to handle enquiries and bookings from corporate clients worldwide including ABN AMRO Bank, Fortis, Randstad, UTC, Solvay and Manpower.
Earlier this month, the company announced that it had re-named Hotel & Travel Reservations Limited (HTRL) to Hotelworld Limited as part of an expansion strategy that will include the launch of a corporate reservations service and possible acquisitions of existing agencies by the one-time founder of First Option Hotel Reservations, Sheetal Kapoor.
Worldmeetings is an international market leader offering outsourcing solutions for meetings procurement professionals for over 10 years and was the first to offer these services via a marketplace providing both an on-line tool backed by personal support through a number of services centres worldwide. Consolidation of the buying power of major clients globally delivers maximum benefits in achieving savings. Worldmeetings services include rate negotiations with frequently booked venues, global RFP-services and a reconciliation payment scheme to properties. Corporate procurement officials are provided with an online tool for monitoring their expenses.
The 25,000 hotels and meeting venues represented by Worldmeetings worldwide also enjoy a range of benefits including online rate management, facilities to respond to pending requests for proposals for meetings and events, room inventory control and content management for meeting and bedroom packages.
Hotelworld’s Commercial Director Ricky Kapoor said “we are delighted to be working with Worldmeetings. It is our job to deliver Worldmeetings’ service level agreements and we will also be assisting them to recruit more venues and to promote the service to corporates in the UK. This also gives us a foothold back in the conference market.”
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