Global online hotel reservations services HotelPlanner has acquired Australia-based online venue marketplace EventConnect.com for a seven-figure sum.
EventConnect.com is where destinations, hotels, venues and event suppliers from across Asia-Pacific showcase their meetings and events capabilities while promoting their latest news and offers.
Within the larger infrastructure of HotelPlanner, EventConnect.com will increase the number of countries in South-east Asia that are represented on the platform.
This news comes on the heels of HotelPlanner’s continued expansion into the Oceana and Asia-Pacific region with the company’s new Singapore office and newly-launched sites Hotelplanner.sg, Hotelplanner.com.sg, and Meetings.com.sg.
It currently has six offices around the globe, and HotelPlanner’s move to grow the company’s visibility beyond Singapore and Hong Kong underscores the importance of the Asian market to the group meetings and events industry.
In October last year, Hotel Planner also acquired online venue marketplace Venuexplorer Singapore.