Hotel Technology Leaders Groupize and DHISCO forge landmark partnership

Boston, MA, March 3, 2015 - Groupize and DHISCO, Inc. (Distribution Hospitality Intelligent Systems Company) today announced a partnership that teams the market-leading strengths of each company to transform direct channel bookings for small groups and meetings.

Collaboration brings automated group booking engine to over 100,000 hotels

Last month, the distribution division of Pegasus Solutions announced their acquisition and launch as a stand-alone company, under the new brand DHISCO. Groupize and DHISCO aim to spark industry change in the way organizers shop, book and manage small groups and meetings online, automating all aspects of the group business that has historically been handled offline. 

Groupize CEO Charles de Gaspe Beaubien notes, “Groups are 30% of hotel industry business; the 5-25 room segment alone is a $25B market domestically. Groups are becoming a part of the distribution and revenue management functions, and our partnership with DHISCO gives us a scalable platform to integrate with over 100,000 hotels to help them capture their share of the online group market.”

The partnership will make the Groupize GBE, a multi-room and group booking engine, available to all of DHISCO’s hotel partners in March 2015. The complete solution includes a white-labeled GBE (Group Booking Engine) for the hotel website, a private group page (HUB mobile platform) for organizers to self-manage their rooms, modifications and payments, and the Pipeline Response Manager (PRM) for hotels to track and automate sales activities for groups and meetings. Now organizers of reunions, weddings, tours, sports trips, family vacations and more can shop, book and manage their small group reservations in real-time on hotel websites and their mobile devices. What once took organizers hours or days to accomplish with eRFP forms, emails and phone calls, can now be done in minutes. This in turn enables hotel sales staff to focus on larger groups and personal guest service and reduce their reliance on third party sites.

Toni Portmann, CEO of DHISCO, said of their partnership with Groupize, “As the single largest processor of electronic hotel transactions, we are excited to work with Groupize to provide a seamless solution for small to mid-size group bookings. We are proud to take a leadership role in the group segment and empower our hotel partners to automate their group bookings.” 

To see how a group can be planned, booked and managed in 90 seconds, click here to watch the video.  Interested hotels can contact solutions@groupize.com for more information.

About Groupize Solutions
Groupize Solutions is passionate about solving the small to mid-size group booking dilemma for hoteliers and planners. Through the development and delivery of a highly intuitive group booking platform, Groupize Solutions empowers hotels to win and manage more group business thus delivering better service and ultimately increasing hotel revenues. Our innovative technology solution automates all tasks involved with booking group business online and simplifies the process for occasional and professional planners. Groupize Solutions is the proud winner of the 2013 PhoCusWright Award for most Innovative Travel Technology Company (Emerging Category). To learn more or schedule a demo, visit www.groupizesolutions.com

About DHISCO
DHISCO, Inc. (www.dhisco.com) is the single largest processor of electronic hotel transactions, delivering state-of-the-art connectivity solutions to over 100,000 hotels worldwide—representing 300+ hotel chains in more than 200 countries. The company facilitates over eight billion shopping transactions each month and gives clients efficiency and affordability in marketing, capturing and booking reservations. DHISCO is headquartered in Dallas, TX with offices in London and Scottsdale.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Alisa de Gaspe Beaubien at 508-232-7719 x 215 or email at alisa@groupize.com.