HotelMap is a technology platform focusing on automating complex hotel booking – hotel booking for trade show and conference attendees. Consider having to book 250 VIPs into hotels for a conference or organising a trade show where you need 7,000 hotel rooms for exhibitors, or 3,000 rooms for hosted buyers. This type of hotel booking is complicated, time consuming, fraught with errors, and even in 2018 – a largely manual process. This causes problems and unnecessary costs for all three stakeholders: the event organiser, the group booker and the hotels. Over $128 billion is spent every year on hotel stays booked for these conference attendees. The dominant technology in this sector is still the Excel spreadsheet. HotelMap is building a global, on-demand platform to modernise and dominate this sector.
The HotelMap company is now in its fourth year and manages projects in 512 cities and 32 languages worldwide. HotelMap has significant traction and is the event hotel booking platform used by the world’s largest conference and trade show organisers. There are over 160,000 large scale, recurring conferences and trade shows, organised globally every year