Becomes Preferred Hotel Booking Partner of Swansea City AFC Football

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Swansea City’s newest team partner for the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 seasons

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In addition to team travel, we’re looking forward to having fans travel to attend more away games or attend a home game by providing specially priced hotel plus ticket package rates

Effective immediately, HotelPlanner is proud to named Swansea City’s newest team partner for the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 seasons.

The agreement sees the leading online provider of group travel services worldwide become the English premier football club’s preferred hotel booking partner for team and fan travel. HotelPlanner will book and manage hotel accommodation requirements for the entire club’s team travel while on tour. In addition, HotelPlanner will deliver a customized online portal to help drive more fan travel to away games and book stays for home games.

With an impressive legacy spanning more than 100 years in the game, Swansea City AFC has risen within the international football community by becoming the first Welsh club in the Premier League and winning the Capital One Cup in 2013. The club’s global travel hotel needs will be handled by HotelPlanner’s professional services team using the company’s world class group booking system.

“HotelPlanner is excited to be a new sponsor of Swansea City with the exclusive opportunity to provide teams and their players with the best hotels at affordable rates that will deliver a greater travel experience,” said Tim Hentschel, CEO of “In addition to team travel, we’re looking forward to having fans travel to attend more away games or attend a home game by providing specially priced hotel plus ticket package rates,” said Hentschel.

Swansea City vice-chairman, Leigh Dineen, commented: “We are delighted to add to our team. Team travel and accommodation plays a vital role in match day performance and has the experience and expertise to ensure the squad is perfectly prepared for their Premier League challenge. The big bonus is that there are also huge benefits for supporters who can save money by utilising the cutting edge technology of their customised hotel booking portal. It’s a winning formula for everyone and we are looking forward to working with them.’’

A cutting edge technology booking portal will be deployed to the exacting specification of Swansea. HotelPlanner will release exclusive hotel plus ticket packages and special fan hotel deals for fans, partners, and Swansea City club members to take advantage of discounted hotel accommodations for both home and away games.

Swansea City Association Football Club and HotelPlanner will work closely together to actively promote, engage and facilitate the partnership via their website and social media channels.

About HotelPlanner provides group hotel booking services to 3,000 groups per day in the global group travel market. The company’s group hotel booking service ensures the lowest rates by allowing customers to receive quotes online directly from hotel group sales managers. HotelPlanner allows customers to book hotels for business meetings, conferences, conventions, family reunions, weddings, extended stays, tours, military reunions, church events, and group travels. The company also provides mobile applications for booking group hotel reservations. The company owns and operates, a site that provides information, planning and booking services for group, meeting, and individual hotel stays for the corporate, associations and business to business enterprises. With a mission statement geared towards, “Bringing People Together,” HotelPlanner & are the global experts for hotel sourcing, providing direct clients and market leading affiliates with unmatched group and event discounted room rates plus localized service levels not available at other travel companies. Founded in 2002, the company has offices in London, England (European Headquarters), Hong Kong (Asian Headquarters), West Palm Beach, FL (USA Headquarters), and Las Vegas, Nevada. is proud to provide hotel reservation services to valued clients within the sports team and university, corporate, and government organizations. The company’s Pro Sports Team clients most notably include Matchroom Sport, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, St. Louis Rams, Professional Bowlers Association, European Professional Golfers (EuroPro), Super League (Rugby), AFC Wimbledon, Millwall F.C., and Queens Park Rangers F.C. In terms of college travel, Universities such as Texas A&M, New Mexico State, Saint Mary’s College, Bradley University, University of Reno-Nevada, University of Illinois-Chicago, Northeastern University, Cal Poly, and California State University Northridge use HotelPlanner to negotiate their group travel and recruiting stays. Corporations such as CROMPCO, Siemens, Jackson Motor Sports, National Grid, Chicago Bridge & Iron, Publix, and Servpro and Government clients such as the State of Mississippi, Government Services Agency, US Marines-Camp Lejeune (Group), and US Communities also utilize as their hotel procurement provider to negotiate hotel rates, book hotel reservations and provide excellent service year-round.

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