GTP Travel Group Chosen as Preferred Distributor by LeisureLink for Leisure Group Inventory
GTP’s New Approach to Commission Model Lowers Distribution Costs for Hotels, Offers Consumers Group Discount Rates
Cleveland-based GTP Travel Group today announced it has implemented an agreement with LeisureLink to serve as a preferred distributor of leisure group hotel inventory, a service that the marketing and distribution service provider will make available to its more than 1000 member vacation rentals, resorts and condos worldwide.
With its focus on the SMERF (social, military, educational, religious and fraternal) marketplace, GTP Travel Group is leading the way to revolutionize the leisure group travel booking process for suppliers like hoteliers and bus charter companies with solutions that can drive demand and save money.
"Group travel is a lucrative market for our suppliers, but has traditionally required much of their management time and attention" said Erik Hovanec, President and CEO of LeisureLink. "GTP Travel Group and LeisureLink have automated the leisure group booking process, so our suppliers don't need to spend time and effort managing separate inventory or manually entering group reservations into their property management systems."
"LeisureLink's properties are a perfect match for our target consumers, leisure groups. Their inventory of spacious condos and vacation rentals are a welcome addition to our growing hotel inventory found on our network of group travel websites," said John Vojtush, President and COO of GTP Travel Group."GTP Travel Group supports LeisureLink's strategy of making powerful distribution simple and cost-effective for their suppliers."
About GTP Travel Group
GTP Travel Group is the group travel solutions company. GTP Travel Group automates the leisure group booking process and provides opportunity for growth through GTP Reach, the company's burgeoning distribution network, which includes sites such as Groups.Orbitz.com (OWW) and www.CoachQuote.com. GTP's products include GTP Book It!, a direct hotel booking engine with negotiated rates for groups, hotel & bus RFP, the GTP PlanIt! itinerary builder, collaboration tools deep content that fully utilizes the power of the search engines in targeting both shoppers and buyers. Through its flagship website, www.GroupTravelPlanet.com, it provides SMERF (Sports, Military, Educational, Religious and Fraternal) groups with better ways to plan, book and manage all aspects of their group trips online, saving them valuable time and money. For more information on GTP Travel Group, contact: 866.597.7960 or log onto: www.gtptravelgroup.com.
LeisureLink powers global distribution and demand for the vacation rental and specialty lodging industry. Our distribution platform and proprietary Demand Management System™ enable property managers to increase bookings and optimize revenue across thousands of distribution channels. For more information visit www.LeisureLink.com and to view properties go to www.ABetterStay.com. For more information please contact: Steve Reich, 626-696-4530 or Slreich@LeisureLink.com
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