Awarded State of Mississippi Contract

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HotelPlanner Welcomes the State of Mississippi as its Newest Government Client.

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HotelPlanner is proud to be doing business with the State of Mississippi.

HotelPlanner is proud to welcome the State of Mississippi as its newest government client. Under this state contract, HotelPlanner, a non-exclusive, negotiated contract vendor under the Travel Agency Services contract, may source special rates and book hotel rooms for state agencies, plus cost reimbursable contractors and subcontractors on official state business, at the agency’s discretion. The contract also provides that, at each agency’s discretion, all city, county, community college and school district employees may utilize HotelPlanner services. HotelPlanner’s service also has the capability of securing disaster and emergency management housing for the state’s first responders, when needed.

HotelPlanner has developed a hotel search and booking portal that is conveniently accessible on the State of Mississippi’s website. At an agency’s discretion, employees can arrange domestic and international hotel accommodations, within per diem, with just a few key strokes. The portal is customized to details that support the state’s travel policies and operational performance. Agencies can access their hotel spending and review travel patterns through customized reporting in real-time and on a 24/7 basis.

According to Tim Hentschel, CEO HotelPlanner, “HotelPlanner is proud to be doing business with the State of Mississippi. Working closely with the state procurement office and individual agencies, HotelPlanner will make the booking process for hotels simpler and deliver savings on the rates state travelers book.”

About HotelPlanner was founded in 2002 by Tim Hentschel and John Prince. focuses its efforts on the group market and creates custom travel programs to help clients select the right property for their event for the best rate value in the market. HotelPlanner combines proprietary technology with a highly experienced staff of hotel professionals to deliver outstanding service. The company has offices in West Palm Beach, FL (USA Headquarters), Las Vegas, Nevada (Western Regional Office), London, England, European Headquarters and is opening an office in Hong Kong in 2014. The company also operates which specializes in helping client’s book meetings throughout the world.

For information on specialized or government programming contact Corporate Account Director, Pat Smith at 800-760-7718 ext. 739 or EVP, Bruce Rosenberg at 818-661-0244.

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