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Supplier News20 October 2015

Corporate Travel Planners Brings Strategic Group and Meeting Management Technology to Universities, Corporations and Sports Teams

Global travel management leader to offer award-winning Groups and Meetings technology from Groupize to source, book and track their groups and meetings online

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 Groupize Launches SGM: Strategic Group Management Solutions for Enterprises and Third Party Travel Providers

Today, Corporate Travel Planners (CTP) of San Antonio has unveiled a new solution for their enterprise customers to source, book and track their groups and meetings bookings. Historically all of this business has been done off-line, bypassing the enterprises' travel department, creating havoc for travel managers and procurement and expense professionals. The new technology will ensure procurement policies are followed and streamline the entire process.


In response to the growing demand to improve the group and meeting processes, CTP has partnered with Groupize to bring the Groupize SGM, Small Group and Meeting Booking Engine, to their partners that are undergoing changes in procurement policies, either based on State Law or internal guidelines. The cloud-based platform and mobile booking engine will be offered as a custom-branded web application. The solution enables procurement teams and departmental staff to initiate group and meeting bookings to be sourced, negotiated and booked by CTP. Offering one solution for all users will in turn providing full visibility, compliance and data for the organization. CTP will manage these requests using the Groupize 3PS, a Groupize third-party sourcing tool.

The solution provides access to real-time pricing and negotiated rates of over 110,000. It is the only group booking solution to allow planners the option to book in real-time or submit an RFP to the hotel. The new platform leverages all of the benefits that CTP brings their customers, including premier hotel relationships, comprehensive travel programs and services, technology and customer service.

"Groupize is pleased to collaborate with CTP and bring innovation to their partners," shared Alisa de Gaspe Beaubien, Groupize C.O.O. "CTP is a visionary leader in Texas and the industry paving the way for change in this already dynamic industry. We are excited to support their commitment to excellence and mission of being the most comprehensive travel solution."

Corporate Travel Planners is a global travel management company with the vast resources and advanced technology to fulfill all your business needs. CTP is an affiliate of Travel Leaders, one of the largest travel management companies in the world, and offers our clients online booking tools, on-demand reporting technology, account managers with 12+ years of business travel experience, hotel discounts at over 600,000+ global locations, and 24/7/365 emergency assistance. CTP is recognized as one of the largest women-owned full-service travel management companies in Texas and among the top 50 in the nation.

"Universities and corporations are looking for more effective solutions to complement the RFP process when it comes to groups and meetings spend within their organization," explains Christy Prescott, CEO of Corporate Travel Planners in San Antonio, TX. "We now have a cutting edge solution that will make it quick, easy and highly efficient for our partners to book and track their small groups and meetings. We are very excited about this new chapter in our company's evolution and the important role that this industry-first offering plays in our overall strategic plan."

To schedule a demo or request more information about SGM, please visit

About Groupize

Groupize is passionate about solving the small to mid-size group booking dilemma. Our innovative technology solution automates all tasks involved with booking group and meeting business online and simplifies the process for occasional and professional planners. Groupize Solutions is the proud winner of the 2013 PhoCusWright Award for most Innovative Travel Technology Company (Emerging Category). To learn more, visit


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