We are excited to announce our partnership with HotelPlanner, a leading travel technology platform and hotel booking engine that helps event organisers generate additional revenue by selling hotel accommodation as part of their registration process.

HotelPlanner aggregate rates from more than 40 top travel sites, finding the best rates for their customers and serving them up through custom-branded sites specific to each organisation. Their system captures hotel booking data, removing the stress of making complicated block room bookings, and makes selling accommodation incredibly simple for National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and their event organisers.

They already partner with thousands of event organisers, and through an integration with the Sport:80 Platform, are now able to put their innovative travel tech at the fingertips of the community of sports organisations we work with.

Our COO, Jonny Turner, expressed his delight at partnering with HotelPlanner: “We know from ongoing conversations with our community that NGBs are always on the lookout for innovative new ways to generate additional revenues for themselves and their communities of clubs and event organisers. HotelPlanner’s commitment to supporting sports organisations in this area is why we have been so passionate about working with them.

“Recovering from the pandemic, fighting a cost-of-living crisis, and facing down a global recession has put NGBs and sports clubs in a precarious position, so it is absolutely vital we support our customers to safeguard their futures and explore every avenue for strengthening their financial position.

“Not only that, but HotelPlanner’s solution is a really exciting one, and can support so many people by automating manual booking processes, cutting back on unnecessary costs, and saving hours of valuable time.”

With the HotelPlanner integration, event organisers who set up events through the Sport:80 Platform can invite entrants and attendees to book accommodation through a unique HotelPlanner link. HotelPlanner will assign a travel agent to help set up room blocks and lock in discounts, and can provide additional benefits such as comped rooms, hotel reward points, upgrades, and more. NGBs can collect a percentage of the total fee for every night booked and allow event organisers to do the same - all while retaining market-leading rates for their customers.

"A partnership between Sport:80 and HotelPlanner brings together two of the leading companies serving National Governing Bodies worldwide," said Ben Knosby, Vice President of Sports & Events at HotelPlanner.

"This alliance will seamlessly integrate event management/registration and hotel lodging, creating an unparalleled user experience for staff, teams, and fans alike.

“Whether it's the Olympics or elite global competitions, the sky is the limit for this partnership."

Find out more about HotelPlanner, or to learn more about what we do here at Sport:80, get in touch!

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