BOSTON, Oct. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Groupize, the leader in Simple Meetings and Events technology today announced Groupize Sports, a Sport Division in response to demand from their existing partners that support the sports and events market. The company will showcase its latest innovations at TEAMS ’17: Travel, Events and Management in Sports, the world’s leading conference and expo for the sports-event industry. Presented by SportsTravel magazine, TEAMS ’17 will be held October 30–November 2, 2017, in Orlando, Florida.
“Sport tourism is the sleeping giant of the tourism market,” explains Charles de Gaspe Beaubien, CEO of Groupize. “Over the last 6 years, we’ve developed an extensive, yet easy to use platform that brings efficiencies to all the moving parts of group travel and events. Our focus on simplicity allows our partners to extend our platform to a whole new market estimated at $9B per year and growing at 20 percent.”
Groupize licenses the platform to Agencies, Sport Facilities, CVBs & Apps that serve Universities, Professional Teams, Youth Sports, eSports and Tournament Organizers. Solely focus on travel, as well as the sourcing, booking, management and logistics around hotels, the latest Groupize Sports solution starts where other registration and tournament apps end, partnering with systems to be the travel management extension.
Groupize Sports is the only end to end platform that automates the entire lifecycle of Sports Travel:
- Ebids for negotiating best rates at hotels for blocks
- Create your own event and tournament booking sites
- Real time availability & pricing
- Instant booking of hotel rooms and Instant Blocks©
- Group block management and housing
- Registrations, tickets & payments
- Air management
- Travel agency & Concur integration
- Commissions and rebates tracking
- Ground transportation in partnership with GroundCharters.com
The Groupize platform manages every aspect of a university or organizations sports travel needs, including team travel, recruiting trips, business travel, fan travel and staff travel for every event. The platform provides the most comprehensive travel management solution for teams, coaches, athletic directors, staff and their travel agencies.
“We can now fully service all the divisions of the Universities we work with at a cost-effective manner,” says Christy Prescott, CEO of CTP Travel Services. “We can combine our services, Concur and the Groupize tools for Athletic travel, University Business Travel, Athletic Events Travel and Fan Travel.”