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Every service we provide and everything we do is focused on maximizing event/meeting ROI and helping HICKORY members provide great service and technology to their clients, the premier site for information on meeting and banquet venues worldwide, today announced their newest affiliate agreement with Hickory Global Partners, a travel management services company providing innovative service, distribution and technology to its network of travel agency and supplier partners.

Hickory Global Partners will utilize’s technology platform as a sourcing and lead generation tool to supply their membership with professional event management and meeting planning services. From site selection and contract negotiation to hotel accommodations,’s site simplicity, innovative technology and industry leading support service makes for the ideal platform for HICKORY’s clients to source hotels for their group/event customers.    

“We are very pleased to work together with Hickory Global Partners. They understand the vital role meetings and events has with their agency clients and the need to offer world class hotel sourcing technology,” stated Tim Hentschel, CEO of “Every service we provide and everything we do is focused on maximizing event/meeting ROI and helping HICKORY members provide great service and technology to their clients.”

“After considering all of the major companies in this space, we found that will provide the best value to our membership network,” said Chris Dane, President, Hickory Global Partners. “We understand how to put together powerful partnerships for our members to allow them to deliver a full range of services to their clients. Adding as our newest affiliate will provide a reliable, quality program, focused on sourcing groups and events.”’s direct booking link will be available for all members of HICKORY’s global network of travel agencies. Alongside, Hickory Global Partners will work together to facilitate and drive effective hotel and meeting space bookings, including other related travel services.

About HICKORY - Hickory Global Partners, An INTRAVEL Company
HICKORY’s unique approach focuses on return on investment for agency and supplier partners alike, guaranteeing them a positive ROI. Its visionary hotel incentive program, a robust and one-of-a-kind air program, a car rental program, and 24/7 support products make HICKORY an important strategic partner to travel agencies. Proprietary, innovative tools designed to share data with agency partners enable agencies to make better, faster decisions – thus driving more revenue. Supplier partners benefit from measurable results and extensive distribution and marketing opportunities across the HICKORY global network. For more information, please visit

About is a sister brand of HotelPlanner, focusing on business travel and helping corporate event planners book space for meetings plus hotel rooms. Through direct, collaborative relationships with the leading meeting and banquet venues around the world, will quickly find clients the perfect space and the best price. Combining technology with an experienced worldwide client-focused team, provides exceptional service to help each client select the optimal venue and/or develop an exclusive corporate hotel travel program always delivering the best price for their hotel travel needs. With a global team of travel specialists specializing in specific markets plus robust sourcing/hotel booking tools, HotelPlanner is a one stop shop for all hotel program needs. Founded in 2002, the company has offices in West Palm Beach, FL (USA Headquarters), Las Vegas, Nevada, London, England, (European Headquarters) and Hong Kong (Asia Headquarters). is wholly owned subsidiary of HotelPlanner. For more information on or to become an affiliate, please visit:

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