|February 18, 2008|
GlobalStar Travel Management and EventBidder.com In Co-operation
|Meetings and groups travel portal EventBidder.com to be used by GlobalStar partners globally, to search and book hotels and so called destination management companies (DMC's). The GlobalStar travel agency partner network represents 663 offices in 56 countries with US$ 4 billion plus in turnover. |
A Great Win For GlobalStar Partners And Their Customers
Mark van Iersel, Regional Manager EMEA at GlobalStar Travel Management said: "It is a great win for the GlobalStar partners and their customers worldwide. Some of our partners already use EventBidder.com to find suitable suppliers for client meetings, delivering instant time and cost savings to all parties involved. In fact it was also from one of our European partners that I first learned about EventBidder.com".
"Formalizing our co-operation with EventBidder.com we now have in place, an implementation plan for all GlobalStar partners to start use of EventBidder.com - to search and find suitable suppliers, but also to be listed on EventBidder.com as DMC suppliers. This is one of the unique features of EventBidder.com, that business travel agencies like GlobalStar partners, not only can use EventBidder.com to find suppliers, but also to receive business requests themselves, for meetings and groups from other travel agencies".
75% growth 2008 vs. 2007
Mikkel Madsen, Managing Director at EventBidder.com, said: "The high quality of GlobalStar partners and their US$4 billion in buying power is a great win for hotel and DMC suppliers on EventBidder.com. We already experience a 75% growth in business requests sent to suppliers on EventBidder.com 2008 vs. 2007. Our co-operation with GlobalStar will add significantly to our growth".
"Since late 2007 hotel and DMC suppliers in America has started to join EventBidder.com. Our co-operation with GlobalStar has also already resulted in first business completed with GlobalStar partners in America. America is one of our focus markets in 2008 -- both in terms of incoming business to American hotels and DMC's, but also as a key feeder market to suppliers in Europe and other world on EventBidder.com."