Introducing New Technology that Makes Finding Meeting Locations and Venues Easier
Imagine for a second that you’re planning your organization’s next big conference. In addition to a strict budget, you’ve been tasked with the responsibility of choosing a location and venue to host over 5,000 employees, customers and prospects flying in from around the world. Sounds like a logistical nightmare, right? Not with Meeting Locator, an intelligent and easy-to-use tool that helps meeting planners and travel managers make well-researched and informed decisions when choosing destinations for any size business event.Now available as part of our StarCite strategic meetings management (SMM) platform, Meeting Locator instantly delivers reliable advice based on global data from the industry’s leading travel and meeting spend platforms. Instead of spending hours researching airfare, destinations, hotel room rates and more, meeting planners simply enter the dates of their meeting and the attendees’ departure cities into the Meeting Locator tool. Meeting Locator is seamlessly integrated within the StarCite Spend Management software and employs information from Carson Wagonlit Travel’s (CWT) vast travel database to find the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly destinations, along with their associated costs.“With increasing scrutiny on spend management and compliance with travel policy requirements, it’s paramount that corporate meeting planners have the best technology at their fingertips,” said JR Sherman, SVP of Business Solutions at Active Network. “That’s why Active Network | StarCite created Meeting Locator, to give planners the robust, integrated, intelligence they need to make sound business decisions backed by the industry’s most reliable sources of information.”Meeting Locator optimizes its recommendations based on hundreds of thousands of variables, including historical airfare and room rates, carbon emissions and the cost and availability of telepresence for those unable to attend in-person. To read more about Meeting Locator, click here.