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PRESS RELEASE: “Ad-hoc small meetings will increase post Covid. Real-time meeting room inventory is needed!”

Helsinki, Finland – 8th June 2020

Davinci Meeting Rooms and MeetingPackage, a technology provider for hotels and meeting venues, today announced a new distribution partnership that will support the increased demand for safe, fully equipped meeting spaces once the present crisis has subsided.  

As part of the agreement, MeetingPackage will be building connectivity through a new API service to Davinci’s 5000 meetings spaces across the USA.  MeetingPackage will also offer Davinci’s meeting spaces across a global network of several hundred demand partners ranging from TMCs and meetings professionals to corporate meetings planners.

Fredrik Hermelin, the Commercial Director of CWT Meetings & Events in the Nordics commented on the news, “The demand for booking offsite meeting rooms in real-time is a growing need for corporate bookers.  We are excited to see more real-time connected venues within our CWT white label portal delivered by MeetingPackage.  We have been the first TMC to offer customers an online tool for real-time planning and booking of meeting rooms and we’re happy to support MeetingPackage in their mission and global development to become the best connected player in the market.”

MeetingPackage is uniquely positioned in the market as an integration layer between global meeting room inventory and customer facing platforms.  Their innovative software allows distribution channels to reach a growing inventory of meeting rooms across the globe while giving the venues control over their distribution strategy, all with minimum integration efforts.

Joonas Ahola, CEO of MeetingPackage said of the new agreement, “We’re delighted to have signed this partnership agreement with Davinci.  It shows that forward thinking organizations are making decisions about how habits around the organization of meetings are going to change in the aftermath of the Covid crisis.  Venues and clients can optimize their efficiency by integrating state of the art booking systems that make finding and booking a convenient and safe venue for a meeting as easy as any other online transaction.”

Martin Senn, CEO of Davinci Virtual Office Solutions commented, “We’re really excited about our new partnership with MeetingPackage. Once the API integration is complete, our venues will benefit greatly from the additional exposure to new corporate channels while enjoying even broader global visibility.  That’s going to be especially valuable as the economy recovers from the present public health crisis and the meeting industry gets back to business.”

Ahola is a firm believer that the new working from home culture will impact the small meeting room booking volumes positively. People will still need to hold meetings as large scale corporate offices in primary cities may dwindle in number, or companies opt to hold meetings in smaller towns or closer to employees’ homes.

It is estimated that more than EUR 100 billion is spent each year globally on small meetings of under one hundred delegates and the vast majority of these events are still planned and booked offline.

 

About MeetingPackage

MeetingPackage is a Finnish SaaS technology company established in 2014.

Our objective is to improve the Meetings & Events booking process for both meetings planners and event venues including hotels, conference centres and serviced offices.  The company integrates with venues’ existing PMS, S&C and back-office solutions while delivering products to all customer facing channels.  Products include Global Distribution, an online Booking Engine and a Meetings & Events specific Channel Manager.  The software features twelve different language versions and is used by thousands of hotel customers globally and over 500 distribution partners.

The CEO of MeetingPackage.com is Joonas Ahola, and the company has offices in Finland, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, and the United States.

 

Media Contact:

Joonas Ahola, CEO
Tel +358 (0)50 514 3542
joonas@meetingpackage.com

 

 

About Davinci Virtual Office Solutions

Davinci is the leading provider of virtual office and communication solutions. Davinci offers professional business addresses in over 1,900 prime locations worldwide, with services including mail forwarding, lobby and directory listings, administrative services, virtual assistants, live call answering, call screening, business support centers, entity formation & resident agent services, and more. Davinci Virtual helps businesses maintain a global presence on a local budget.

DavinciMeetingRooms.com is a comprehensive online reservation platform for business, providing access to over 5,000 meeting spaces around the globe. Users can book professionally equipped meeting rooms, as well as critical add-on services such as LCD projectors, video conferencing, wireless Internet access, catering services and secretarial support.

Media Contact:

Serena Johnston

+1-801-990-9200
sjohnston@davincivirtual.com

 

 

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