Orbitz Worldwide Signs The Win Group to Provide Full-Service Meeting Planning for Orbitz for Business and Travelport for Business Customers
CHICAGO, IL 07-11-2007 — Orbitz Worldwide (www.orbitz.com), a leading global online travel company, is helping corporate travel managers breathe easy, through a new partnership with The Win Group, a premier meeting planning consultancy.
Through this partnership, Orbitz for Business and Travelport for Business (www.travelportcorporatesolutions.com) have integrated “meeting planning” tabs on their corporate travel sites that will send clients’ meetings planning requirements directly to The Win Group and its staff of meetings professionals.
“Planning a meeting and coordinating every last detail requires a great deal of time and effort, so we’re pleased to make the job easier for our corporate customers,” said Dean Sivley, COO and general manager, Orbitz Worldwide’s Corporate Travel Solutions Group. “We’ll handle the travel arrangements – and our partners at The Win Group can help our customers plan their off-site meetings or corporate events.”
Specializing in meetings management, incentives and corporate events, as well as meeting consolidation consulting, The Win Group (www.wingroupusa.com) provides end-to-end services for each corporate client.
The Quincy, Mass.-based Win Group is able to provide the following services for Orbitz for Business and Travelport for Business customers.
·Meeting program design
· Site selection and contract negotiation
· Program budget development and management
· Meeting planning and coordination
· Web registration
· Ground transportation
· Food & beverage coordination
· Sightseeing and off-site functions
· Speakers, entertainment and décor
· On-site program management
· Awards, promotions, amenities
· A/V and production coordination
· Meetings consolidation consulting/training
The U.S. groups and meetings market is approximately $169 billion according to market research firm PhoCus Wright. The online corporate portion of the market is estimated at more than $18 billion, PhoCus Wright says.
“As the market continues to grow, so too does the need for businesses to create memorable meetings, incentives and events,” said Eileen Wingate, partner, The Win Group. “As a former Harvard University travel manager myself I know how daunting meeting planning can be, and with nearly two decades of experience in the travel industry, The Win Group’s alliance with Orbitz for Business and Travelport for Business is a perfect fit.”