Stats Reveal 15% Increase in Hotel Internet Marketing

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WebEventPlanner.com announced today that 364,174 Electronic Sales & Catering Packets (Hotel E-Packets) were viewed in 2005, a 15 percent increase over 2004 views.

WebEventPlanner.com announced today that 364,174 Electronic Sales & Catering Packets (Hotel E-Packets) were viewed in 2005, a 15 percent increase over 2004 views.

"I do not believe that our sales teams could sell as effectively if it were not for our [Hotel E-Packet]," explains Candace Fennel, CHA vice president sales and marketing, Stanford Hotels Corp. "Our [Hotel E-Packets] are always current and can be updated within 24 hours thanks to the outstanding service and support of Louis [Godin, owner, WebEventPlanner.com] and his team. We have our material in the hands of the meeting planner in seconds, not days, and at no postage, printing or travel costs."

The central tool in WebEventPlanner.com's revolutionary hotel internet marketing system is a complete online sales and catering packet, or Hotel E-Packet. WebEventPlanner.com builds all the information from a hotel's sales kit about business event planning, online wedding planning, and corporate meeting planning into each E-Packet in an easy-to-navigate format.

WebEventPlanner.com's inquiry form feature allows meeting planners to submit a meeting request or an e-mail address for more information directly from a hotel's E-Packet. Visitors in 2005 submitted 2,898 inquiries and email addresses to hotels listed in the WebEventPlanner.com directory for future events and mailings.

WebEventPlanner.com compiles all hotel E-Packets together in one searchable directory that is free for meeting planners to browse 24 hours a day. E-Packets are listed in the directory under state/city and by the amenities hotels provide. The directory also provides links to local vendors, travel arrangements and convention and visitor bureaus.

For additional statistics on the WebEventPlanner.com directory or individual Hotel E-Packets, please visit http://www.webeventplanner.com and select E-Packet Statistic Reporting located at the bottom of the home page.

About Webeventplanner.com

Phoenix-based WebEventPlanner.com was established in 1999 to create an online "Real Time Sales Tool," featuring Hotel Electronic Sales and Catering Packets for the hotel and event planning industries. Hotels are given a private link address to send clients directly to the individual Hotel E-Packet, or meeting planners can review Hotel E-Packets through the directory listing. WebEventPlanner.com is certified in hospitality operations by the American Hotel and Motel Association, and offers 18 years of hotel sales and catering experience and seven years of hospitality internet development. WebEventPlanner.com representing more than 20 hotel brands operating both as independent hotels and also under several hotel management companies.

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