HotelPlanner and Endurance Ventures Partner for Athlete Hotel Reservations for 115 Annual Endurance Races and Events | News

The deal is timed to capture additional market share as leisure travel and endurance and adventure sporting events return to pre-pandemic levels.

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida., April 13, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — HotelPlanner, a leading travel technology platform powered by proprietary artificial intelligence, today announced a service provider partnership with Ventures Endurance, a subsidiary of Gannett’s UNITED STATES TODAY NETWORK Ventures, to share revenue from athlete hotel bookings for over 115 annual endurance and adventure races and events across the country.

Ventures Endurance, one of the largest event companies in North America, attracts over 500,000 participants competing in more than 115 events each year. With themed marathons, obstacle courses, cycling and virtual races, there’s an option for athletes of all fitness levels all year round. Notable events and popular racing series include RAGBRAI, Rugged Maniac Obstacle Course Series, Hot Chocolate 15K/5K Series, the Essentia Fargo marathon and the Statesman cap 10K.

“This partnership is timely as leisure travel resumes and more athletes are willing to travel across the country to compete in sporting events, especially the iconic events that Ventures Endurance is known for. “, said Bruce Rosenberg, President and Chief Operating Officer, HotelPlanner. “This agreement allows athletes, and their friends and family, to find the best price and value for their hotel stay during the competition, while generating additional revenue for the host cities of the competition. ‘event.”

According to the World Travel & Tourism Council, the US travel and tourism sector‘s contribution to GDP could reach nearly 2 trillion dollars in 2022, an increase of 6.2% compared to 2019. Importantly, consumer sentiment towards travel is also rebounding strongly. According to Destination Analysts, approximately 87% of US travelers have at least one leisure trip planned in the next 12 months.

“We are thrilled to offer an exclusive discounted hotel booking engine to our individual athletes, teams, and their families and friends attending one of our events across the country,” said Ronan Gardiner, Vice President, Event Sponsorship, Endurance Ventures. “HotelPlanner’s proprietary, AI-enabled booking engine, their hotel relationships, and expertise in individual and group sales make this a powerful partnership to save our athletes money and ensure their experience hotel booking process is transparent and stress-free.”


About Hotel Planner

HotelPlanner is a leading travel technology company that combines proprietary artificial intelligence capabilities with a global 24/7 reservations and customer service network. HotelPlanner travel agents can customize all travelers’ hotel and accommodation needs from a single platform while providing localized advice. HotelPlanner is a leading global provider of individual, group and corporate travel reservations, specializing in unique “closed user group” discounted rates offered in unpublished private sale environments. Founded in 2004, HotelPlanner maintains long-lasting partnerships with the world’s largest online travel agencies, renowned hotel chains, individual hotels, online wedding providers, ancillary accommodation providers, corporations, teams and professional and youth sports franchises, universities and government agencies.

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UNITED STATES TODAY NETWORK Ventures, part of Gannett Co, Inc., creates impactful consumer engagements and experiences through world-class events, promotions, races and technology. We strive to exceed expectations, create lasting memories and drive value for our partners while leveraging our reputable institutions including UNITED STATES TODAY and over 250 local media brands. Our portfolio includes the nation’s largest high school athletic recognition program, UNITED STATES TODAY High School Sports Awards and other famous brands including Official Community’s Choice Awards, American Influencer Awards, Rugged Maniac, Hot Chocolate 15k/5k, Blockbuster Bucket List sweepstakes, Amazing Teachers contest and more. Our events are managed with our exclusive ticketing and registration platform, EnMotive. The events and promotions we run inspire pride in local communities and connect local and national businesses with highly engaged audiences. We are an industry leader and deliver results from coast to coast.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain elements of this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the partnership with the service provider and the sharing of associated revenues , as well as our future plans and expectations. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These and other risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, many of which are beyond our control. The Company cannot guarantee that its expectations will be met. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. For a discussion of some of the important risks and factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements, see the risks and other factors detailed from time to time in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, new risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict or assess the impact of each factor that could cause its actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. . These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to publicly release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances about which any statement is based.

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