We are committed to supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital because it reflects similar values, including its generous no-bill policy, nurturing environment for patient families, and noble dedication to finding cures for childhood cancer to help save children everywhere.
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 21, 2017
HotelPlanner.com, the leading provider of online group hotel bookings worldwide, is pleased to announce for the second year in a row that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® will serve as the official charity of the 2017 American Group Travel Awards (AGTA), which will be held on Monday, November 13 in New York City at TAO Downtown.
Hosted by documentary film producer and former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan, the event recognizes leading suppliers delivering outstanding services and group travel experiences in North America. Additionally, the event presents an opportunity for industry professionals to unite and show support for the St. Jude mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®
“At AGTA we honor the best in group hospitality, an industry driven by generosity, kindness and a desire to provide comfort,” said Tim Hentschel, co-founder and CEO of HotelPlanner.com and Meetings.com. “We are committed to supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital because it reflects similar values, including its generous no-bill policy, nurturing environment for patient families, and noble dedication to finding cures for childhood cancer to help save children everywhere.”
During the event, nominees representing 22 award categories will be recognized, and there will be live entertainment, including performances by two of Broadway’s biggest shows Chicago and Waitress. There will also be a silent auction, giving attendees the opportunity to bid on highly coveted items and travel experiences, as well as a raffle for a one-carat diamond and magnum of champagne.
All proceeds raised from the silent auction and raffle will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop working until no child dies from cancer.
“We are thankful that HotelPlanner.com has selected St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as its official charity because the generous support of the industry helps ensure no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live,” said Laura Wallenstein of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
To make a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, please visit the dedicated link here.
HotelPlanner.com is the leading provider of online services in the global group hotel marketplace. Listed among the top 50 travel sites in the world and ranked number one in group travel, HotelPlanner.com is on track to produce nearly 1 million group leads this year, and is providing group hotel booking services to over 3,000 groups per day. The company’s robust technology and automated rate checkers provide customers with the guaranteed lowest available rates from a network of more than 100,000 quality hotel partners worldwide, making it easier and faster to book hotels for any corporate and leisure event. With its new eRFP group booking system, “Book-in-Block” and licensing technologies, HotelPlanner.com continues to advance the group booking process online for direct clients, market leading affiliates and hotel partners worldwide.
The company owns and operates Meetings.com, a premier site that provides information, planning and booking services for meetings and hotel stays for corporations, associations and business-to-business enterprises. By combining advanced technology with a highly experienced staff of professional meeting planners and travel specialists, Meetings.com quickly finds clients the perfect space at the best price for meetings large and small.
Customers can visit HotelPlanner.com online at http://www.hotelplanner.com, or on its mobile app, which provides users with the lowest, real-time hotel rates and availability, detailed hotel information and an easy booking tool right from the palm of their hand. They can also follow HotelPlanner.com on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and its Everything’s Better Together blog.
Founded in 2002 by CEO Tim Hentschel and CIO John Prince, the company provides 24/7 customer service and has offices in London, England (European Headquarters), Hong Kong (Asian Headquarters), West Palm Beach, FL (USA Headquarters), and Las Vegas, Nevada.