Helsinki, Finland, Nov-1-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MeetingPackage.com, the global marketplace for booking meeting rooms and packages, announced today the opening of yet a new location in the heart of Madrid, showcasing its rapid growth process after recently adding several offices across Europe.
In charge of the Spanish operations will be Olli Kariniemi, Sales Director and experienced MICE professional in the Spanish destination management business. With the experience gathered since late 90’s within the region, Kariniemi is proven to be a perfect match for MeetingPackage.com.
“We here in Madrid want to be at the forefront of the development of our industry and see increased potential for booking national and international meetings online. MeetingPackage.com was a perfect match and as it is one of the fastest growing marketplaces for booking meeting rooms. They have validated the customer need already in over 40 countries and are looking to build a presence now in Spain. We saw this as a huge possibility, and we are happy to grow together and make this happen”, says Kariniemi.
Lately, MeetingPackage.com has also been in the news as being the first global marketplace to offer direct integration with Oracle’s Opera Sales & Catering system. Used by a majority of the hotels worldwide, users of MeetingPackage.com can soon book their offsite meeting spaces directly online with transparent pricing and availability at any time.
“Hotels and venues have been battling for years to get higher occupancy rates to meeting rooms. One key problem has been slow and complicated sales processes where a customer has to send multiple emails and to make multiple calls to book a meeting room. Hotels have understood that we are here to help them to make their sales process faster and more efficient, so they don’t lose time on unnecessary RFP’s and therefore lose potential customers. This makes it truly easier for both stakeholders, the venues and the customers alike”, says Joonas Ahola, CEO & Founder of MeetingPackage.com.
For MeetingPackage.com, the move is more than simply opening a new office in Madrid. It is also about the unique cooperation which will see significant benefits for corporate buyers, meeting bookers and meeting venues alike. MeetingPackage.com is set to become the most popular marketplace to book meeting rooms globally by 2020.