Matt Curry

Senior Vice President, Head of Sales at Rainmaker

Matt Curry

Matt Curry joined Rainmaker in 2016 from Cvent, the world’s largest digital marketplace that helps hotels attract and convert group business. In his time at Rainmaker, Matt has served in various leadership roles primarily focusing around Sales and Product Strategy. Today, he leads global sales and marketing efforts to help fuel growth and exceed company revenue targets.

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Maximize Hotel Profitability with Group Business

An analysis of the U. S. meetings and events market by PwC,1 revealed that the U.S. meetings industry generates approximately $30B - or just over one in five dollars - in hotel room revenue, while another $110B in revenue is generated from ancillary services such as food and beverage, event space, equipment rental, ground transportation, audiovisual (AV) support, and other services.

Sales and RM – Why Can’t We Be Friends?

According to the 2019 AMEX Global Meetings & Events Forecast,1 the meetings industry is in a period of consistent growth, with small but meaningful increases projected in meeting sizes, length, and number of attendees.

Key Tools to Include in Your Group Sales Toolkit

Group business is growing. According to American Express,1 group hotel rates increased globally 2.8 percent on average over 2017, with North America seeing the greatest increase, rising 3.5 percent. And we can expect those rates to continue their upward climb along with continued demand growth from groups.