Groupize.com™ (pronounced “group-eyes”) is pleased to announce the release of its online marketplace dedicated to automating Group Travel. Groupize.com™ offers the ability to shop group travel products online and to dynamically create tailor-made itineraries.
Travel professionals and consumers can now browse “collections” of sample itineraries and create their own meaningful group travel experiences. This technology simplifies the group planning process and allows novice users to book their own family reunions, corporate meetings, weddings, girls’ or guys’ weekend getaways, friend reunions, school groups, religious events, sports outings, class reunions, and more.
“Groups” and “Customize” have been four-letter words in the online travel industry says Charles de Gaspe Beaubien, President of Groupize.com™. “By focusing on the fundementals and a strong foundation, we now have the opportunity to bring group products to new channels. Groupize.com™ responds to the changes in the industry such as the increasing demand for smaller groups and the ability to create unique experiences for diversified interests.”
Most airlines and distribution systems have neglected to provide automation for group bookings, despite the sizable revenues of this segment. The American Bus Association (ABA) estimates the North American Motorcoach Group Travel expenditures at $54 billion and PhoCusWright estimates the group and small meetings market at $175 billion.
Even though this is a large segment of the travel industry, OTAs (Online Travel Agents) and travel web sites currently don’t offer group products. Groupize.com™ enables traditional travel companies the ability to instantly be in the group business with its various affiliate tools such as links, widgets, white labels, facebook connect, and various APIs.
In addition to customized groups, Groupize.com’s™ online marketplace showcases a variety of group travel products based on a destination. Group organizers can shop for tours, motorcoaches, group attractions, group hotels, group air, group rail, group cruises, group restaurants, group insurance, and tour guides for sightseeing. This online marketplace allows destinations and group travel suppliers to reach group decision makers more effectively using the Groupize.com™ distribution channels and tools.
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To use state-of-the-art technology to efficiently search, customize, and create meaningful experiences for group travel online: It’s so easy to custom-ize, individual-ize, organ-ize, optim-ize, familiar-ize, social-ize and maxim-ize your trip with Groupize.com™.
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