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August 15, 2017

Expedia hoping to revolutionise the way meeting rooms are booked

If you’ve booked a hotel or a flight in the last few years, chances are you’ve come across Expedia. Having been launched in 1996, the website is one of the world’s leading online destinations for consumers and business travellers looking to book travel packages

The company has now launched its first dedicated service for the meetings and conference industry. The service will allow organisers to quickly book meeting rooms and conferencing facilities without the need to manually request quotes and enter protracted email conversations with venue staff. They will even be able to add extras like refreshments and bulk book hotel rooms for delegates, all in the same way as booking a single hotel room. The service was initially trialled in Germany over a two-year period, and is now set to be rolled out into more territories with support from some of the world’s major hotel chains.

Joining the podcast to give further insight into the service is Felix Undeutsch, Head of MICE & Groups at Expedia.

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