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Destinations International-Groups360 Alliance Puts Powerful Hotel Booking Tools in Trade Show Organizers’ Hands

a look at Groups360 booking tool, which will be made available to Destinations International members

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An alliance with Destinations International will potentially put GroupSync, Groups360’s booking technology solution, in the hands of its more than 650 member organizations across 23 countries and territories.   

“The GroupSync Marketplace is already available to show organizers to search, shop, and book group guest rooms and meeting space at more than 203,000 hotels globally at no cost,” Tim Flors, Chief Customer Officer of Groups360, said. “We are working with Destinations International and the convention and visitors bureau (CVB)/destination marketing organization (DMO) community on ways we can enhance our platform to better serve the specific needs of their members, meeting planners and event attendees. In the months ahead, specific DMO-centric aspects of the GroupSync platform will be available to CVBs and DMOs who choose to participate.” 

“Streamlined solutions for destination organizations are here to stay,” Don Welsh, President and CEO of Destinations International, said. “This new partnership provides our destination organization members with unparalleled, streamlined solutions to meet the evolving needs of their stakeholders. We are excited to offer our members access to the GroupSync platform with advanced data insights and technology.” 

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Trade show organizers will benefit from a more transparent, streamlined and data-driven sourcing experience. The GroupSync Marketplace lets them search and compare among 200,000 properties around the world and view inventory availability before sending out an RFP. Unlike other online sourcing marketplaces, there are no ads or paid placements. 

GroupSync’s housing capability lets attendees book and manage their own reservations within an organization’s room block, with that data immediately made available to the organizer. There’s also the ability to directly book group rooms and even meeting space at more than 6,000 properties worldwide through GroupSync’s instant booking functionality.  

“Our objective is to make group travel simple for everyone,” Flors said. “This includes event organizers, hoteliers and DMOs. GroupSync streamlines this process by providing transparency through better information, like live inventory and pricing.” 

Reach Tim Flors at; Don Welsh at (202) 296-7888 or 

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