EXPOTEL IS TO LAUNCH an internal meeting room management system. The hotel booking agency-cum-TMC said it would help clients make best use of their own meetings space before booking external rooms at hotels or venues.
Expotel said its Meeting Room Management System was user-friendly and similar to Microsoft Outlook. It said clients use the technology to view availability and book rooms in any of their own premises through an online service or over the telephone through an Expotel consultant. The company said the service was intended to complement existing audio and web conferencing technology.
Mark Bevan, Expotel head of partner services, said: "Agencies who want their clients to remain loyal must pursue new ways to help save on meeting costs." He added a typical client using the software may realise it could hold up to 30 per cent of its meetings internally rather than off-site.