We're very excited about the partnership with the Valorem Group. We can greatly enhance our services to meeting planners in need of destination assistance and help connect global suppliers to more opportunities to grow their business
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 29, 2009
Today, StarCite, Inc., the leading provider of Web-based solutions to strategically manage corporate meetings and events, announced a new partnership with Valorem Group that will increase marketing and sales efforts for StarCite's global suppliers and expand the portfolio of worldwide properties within its network.
By joining forces with Valorem Group, the leading provider of sales and marketing related services to international hotels, resorts and destination management companies from around the world, StarCite Destination Solutions will be able to offer personalized service to corporate and incentive meeting planners seeking assistance in finding the right destination to match their specific requirements.
"We're very excited about the partnership with the Valorem Group. We can greatly enhance our services to meeting planners in need of destination assistance and help connect global suppliers to more opportunities to grow their business," said David O'Donohoe, StarCite's senior vice president for global supplier sales and operations. "Our primary goal is to drive quality leads and business while over-delivering on the expectations of our DMC clients."
StarCite's Destination Solutions service offers corporate meeting and incentive planners assistance in all phases of planning through personal introductions to its Global Supplier Network, a portfolio of Destination Management Companies (DMCs), Convention and Visitor Bureaus (CVBs), hotels and airlines.
"This partnership is a remarkable sign of life and growth in our industry. Valorem and StarCite will deliver the highest levels of individualized service to our international hotels and destination marketing companies, combined with the best technology available in the market," said Victor Bao, President & CEO of the Valorem Group. "This partnership melds together the speed and ease of amazing technology with the simplicity and warmth of industry experts. I am unaware of a greater win in today's meetings and incentives America. The marriage of industry experts with technology provides a powerful competitive edge in our market."
The Valorem Group serves as a "national sales office" for more than 180 hotels, DMCs and CVBs providing full service representation for business development in the United States, Canada and Europe. Over the last decade the Valorem Group has become a leading resource for international hotels and resorts seeking to enhance their presence and service in the United States.
About StarCite, Inc.
StarCite, Inc. provides a technology platform that makes meetings and event planning, booking and management simpler, easier, and more cost-effective for corporations, hotels, venues and meetings suppliers worldwide. StarCite delivers visibility, cost savings and control over meetings spending for businesses and enhanced revenue opportunities for suppliers. Through Web-based, on-demand technology, StarCite automates and supports every key element of the meetings planning and procurement process: planning, budgeting, buying, attendance, payment, and results measurement. Using StarCite's proprietary online marketplace, meetings buyers can connect and conduct business with over 93,000 hotels, venues, destinations and suppliers globally. StarCite is based in Philadelphia, PA. Its equity holders include Internet Capital Group (NASDAQ: ICGE), TPG Growth, Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), and TL Ventures.
For more information about StarCite please visit http://www.starcite.com.
StarCite Media Contact:
Sloane & Company
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