Press Release: Helsinki, Finland – 7th December 2021
As Scandic continues to see an increased demand for meetings, the company is today launching a fully digital booking service for meetings and conferences for up to 30 people on Scandic’s website. The feature will be launched on December 7 and by the end of the first quarter 2022, it will include all of Scandic’s 195 hotels that offer meeting and conference facilities in the Nordic region, Germany and Poland.
The new online booking feature has been developed in cooperation with Finnish hospitality SaaS (Software as a Service) company MeetingPackage, the only omni-channel sales automation software for meeting, conference and event bookings.
- We’re delighted to have been chosen to deliver an online booking solution for meetings and
events to Scandic Hotels. This cooperation further strengthens our mutual belief that
customers want to book services online, saving time for both Scandic’s guests and team
members, says Joonas Ahola, CEO & Founder of MeetingPackage.
The booking service has been integrated as a natural part of Scandic’s website, with both booking and payment managed in Scandic’s regular booking system. From December 7, the service will be launched at 50 hotels in the Nordic region. By the end of the first quarter 2022, all 195 hotels offering meeting and conference facilities in the Nordic countries, Germany and Poland will be available for direct booking online.
- We’re seeing greater demand for digital self-service solutions in our Nordic markets, which is
why we’re introducing a digital booking service for smaller meetings on short notice. This is a
much-anticipated feature for anyone who wants to schedule and hold meetings on short
notice, regardless of where they are in the Nordic region, says Anna Spjuth, Chief
Commercial Officer at Scandic Hotels Group.
During the past 19 months, the rate of digitalization has accelerated rapidly, placing new demands on how people want to manage their working hours. The need for digital self-service and flexible meetings is increasing and to satisfy this demand, Scandic is launching the possibility to book meeting and conference rooms for up to 30 people directly on its website. The digital booking service offers an overview of all Scandic hotels that offer meeting facilities, making it easy for meeting planners to choose the hotel and number of participants as well as the length of the meeting, from two hours to a half or full day.
- Anna continues, “Throughout the pandemic, our rate of innovation has been high and we’ve
launched several new offerings for our guests. Due to the current situation, digitalization in the entire industry has picked up speed in pace with changed guest and visitor needs and
behaviors. The fact that we’re now launching a digital booking service for meetings is a good
example of how we are creating flexibility in our meeting business, both for our guests and
MeetingPackage is a Finnish hospitality SaaS company launched in 2016.
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 10 000 distribution partners.
Joonas Ahola, CEO
Tel +358 (0)50 514 3542
About Scandic Hotels
Scandic is the largest hotel company in the Nordic countries with more than 280 hotels, in operation and under development, in more than 130 destinations. The company is the leader when it comes to integrating sustainability in all operations and its award-winning Design for All concept ensures that Scandic hotels are accessible to everyone. Well loved by guests and employees, the Scandic Friends loyalty program is the largest in the Nordic hotel industry and the company is one of the most attractive employers in the region. Scandic Hotels is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. www.scandichotelsgroup.com
Elin Westin, Director of Communication, Scandic Hotels Group
Phone: +46 702 777 526