Info Salons Announces New Group/MICE Hotel Booking Service Through Global Partnership with Passkey

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Passkey expands its Asia operations into Greater China through joint offering with InfoSalons

"We are very pleased to team up with Info Salons as our global partner as we expand our presence in Asia into Greater China" Greg Pesik, President & CEO, Passkey

One of the world's largest exhibition IT service providers, Info Salons, and Passkey, the world's leading provider of group reservation technologies, have announced the official release of their joint Group/MICE hotel booking service during CIBTM exhibition at the National Convention Center.

The expanded global partnership between Info Salons and Passkey provides the most comprehensive Group/MICE hotel booking service in Greater China.

Info Salons officially entered the Greater China market in 2006 and in 2012 managed more than 130 large-scale exhibitions and conferences with its comprehensive IT services including database management and visitors' registration.

By cooperating with Passkey, Info Salons will be able to provide an even more expansive suite of business travel services, including hotel reservations to event organizers, exhibition visitors and conference delegates. With Passkey's reservation functionality, Info Salons will become the first hotel booking provider in the Greater China region to offer one-stop business travel registration for event visitors and delegates.

Passkey was founded in 1996 and is now the world's leading hotel group reservation system provider to the Group/MICE and exhibition industry. Their cloud-based GroupMAX platform is the most widely used solution of its kind. In 2012, the Company will process more than 25 million group room nights. Today, Passkey's market share in the United States and the United Kingdom in the Exhibition Bureau market exceeds 90%, and this year will transact more than 5 billion U.S. dollars in hotel room revenues.

Info Salon's understanding of the Chinese Market and more specifically the unique requirements of the Chinese MICE business has allowed the Companies to not only combine their respective technologies, but to create a localized, integrated solution. The resulting solution will greatly improve the ease by which meeting planners, guests and hotels are able to manage future exhibitions.

Gu Xuebin, Managing Director of Info Salons Greater China said at a press conference,: "After nearly three years of painstaking preparation, we are pleased to announced our partnership with Passkey during CIBTM (China International Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition). We can finally provide visitors and delegates with a comprehensive one-stop registration and business travel services solution in Greater China. We are also very honored to assist CIBTM in providing this one-stop online pre-registration for visitors and buyers, buyers application, online matchmaking service as well as hotel booking service for this professional exhibition. We sincerely look forward to cooperation with the Greater China Convention and Exhibition Center, hotel, airline and MICE Tourism Bureau to provide a better MICE business travel services for MICE organizers."

Greg Pesik, Passkey's CEO said: "We are very pleased to team up with Info Salons as our global partner as we expand our presence in Asia into Greater China with a solution designed specifically for this market. We recognize how essential having a local partner is not only to our success, but to the success of our clients. This partnership, as well as the investment in the technology integration will help ensure that the Chinese exhibition organizers, hotels and convention centers can rapidly enhance the level of business travel service they can provide to visitors and delegates."

About Passkey International, Inc.
Passkey (http://www.passkey.com) is the travel industry's leading hotel booking technology for meetings and events. The Company's cloud-based platform, GroupMAX, is used by thousands of hotels, destinations and meeting planners worldwide to manage the hotel accommodation process for events of every size. At the heart of GroupMAX is the ability for group guests to book their hotel rooms online in event-specific booking websites while enjoying multiple stay and upgrade options. With offices in the US, the UK and Singapore, the Passkey global network now includes over 90% of major US and UK Convention and Visitors Bureaus, as well as a wide range of hotels, casinos, resorts, meeting planners, corporations and meeting management companies.

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