New York, November 2018 – Hotelplanner, the leading provider of online group hotel bookings worldwide, announced NextPax winner of the ‘Best Emerging Technology’ award at the 5th annual American Group Travel Awards (AGTA) gala. The AGTA recognizes leading companies in North American group travel.
‘Started in 2006 as a tech company focused on the vacation rental industry, we are experiencing rapid expansion in our technological capabilities to better serve the hotel industry and the unique demands of the alternative and unique accommodations market,’ says Erik Engel, CEO & Founder of NextPax. ‘Being awarded Best Emerging Technology in North America in this growth phase demonstrates we provide seamless connectivity capabilities that are scalable, highly adaptable and can be used for all types of travel accommodations.’
‘On behalf of the entire team at HotelPlanner.com, I would like to extend my most sincere congratulations to the evening’s esteemed winners and runners-up. This year’s nominees continued to raise the bar for the group travel industry, and it’s an honor to celebrate their terrific achievements,’ said Tim Hentschel, Co-Founder and CEO, HotelPlanner.com.
HotelPlanner.com is the leading provider of online services in the global group hotel marketplace, and an established resource for group event planners and hotel partners alike. Today, HotelPlanner.com provides its group travel technology expertise to over 4,200,000 group event planners globally while servicing $7 billion in group hotel booking requests in 2017 and an estimated $10 billion in 2018. The company’s robust technology and automated rate checkers provide customers with the guaranteed lowest available rates from a network of more than 100,000 quality hotel partners worldwide, making it easier and faster to book hotels for any corporate and leisure event. With its new eRFP group booking system, “Book-in-Block” and licensing technologies, HotelPlanner.com continues to advance the group booking process online for direct clients, market leading affiliates and hotel partners worldwide.
Founded in 2006, NextPax is a tech company specialized in providing complex API- connectivity solutions that enable seamless two-way connections between property management systems and distribution channels worldwide. The extensive network of NextPax consists of 600,000+ properties and is continuously growing by connecting new professional property managers, hotels and channels to the network. The cutting edge and highly automated distribution technology provided by NextPax, allows properties to be distributed via all major distribution channels and numerous niche channels. Connectivity includes availability, rates, inventory, bookings and content updates.