Finland-headquartered MeetingPackage, a software company that offers a self-service, cloud-based, no-code platform which automates all meetings and events sales and operations, has made its software free for hotels, conference spaces, and event venues.
There is no time limit on this offer, and this means that if MeetingPackage does not provide enough new business, the venue can use the platform for free for a lifetime. The only caveat is that once that when the sales target is hit, MeetingPackage asks that the venue continue to use the software for one year, at an equivalent fee (a nett-zero cost).
MeetingPackage can be set up in minutes by venue staff. The software allows venues to handle their own space inventory, offline sales, reporting, and, if required, offers two-way integrations to major Sales & Catering and Property Management Solutions. Venues can also reach new customers via over 300 distribution channels, like CWT, which are directly connected to MeetingPackage.
Traditionally, the hospitality industry has managed sales and operations manually, relying on lengthy email exchanges and RFPs.
âIt hasnât been an easy time for anyone in the industry,â said Joonas Ahola, the CEO & founder of MeetingPackage.
âBut even before the pandemic, our hotel partners were showing us that the lead times for booking an event were reduced to days, and the average number of attendees was down. The need for automation in this space is pressing: thereâs no other way to serve the customer while retaining margins and efficiencies.â