HotelPlanner Becomes Exclusive Online Hotel Reservations Provider for USA Judo

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The deal grows the company’s diverse portfolio of sports partners and provides a customized booking engine to offer exclusive hotel rates for USA Judo athletes, staff and fans.

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HotelPlanner, a leading travel technology platform powered by proprietary artificial intelligence, today announced a service provider partnership with USA Judo, the National Governing Body for the Olympic and Paralympic sport of Judo in the United States, to become the exclusive online hotel reservations provider for the organization and its fans.

USA Judo sanctions more than one hundred events annually reaching every corner of the country. The organization also hosts and operates four major national annual events including the following in 2022:

USA Judo Youth National Championships, Lansing, Mich., March 19-20, 2022
USA Judo Senior National Championships, Daytona Beach, Fla., May 19-20, 2022
USA Judo Junior Olympic Championships, San Jose, Calif., June 24-26, 2022
USA Judo National Presidents Cup Championships, Irving, Texas, November 20, 2022

“We’re pleased to add USA Judo to our roster of sports league sponsorships, especially in Olympic sports,” says Tim Hentschel, Co-Founder & CEO, HotelPlanner.

“We are thrilled to partner with HotelPlanner to add value for our athletes, coaches and general membership,” says USA Judo CEO Keith Bryant. “Our constituents travel year-round honing their craft through competitions and training opportunities. Having a supported and customized hotel booking solution for our athletes, coaches, referees, staff, members and fans offers a one-stop solution to a major piece of the challenge and cost of travel.”

About USA Judo

USA Judo is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo. and is a member of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee. As the National Governing Body for the sport, USA Judo is the only organization selecting, naming and supporting athletes, coaches and staff to represent Team USA in the Olympic and Paralympic sport of Judo worldwide. USA Judo currently has an active membership of approximately 8,000 and annually hosts and sanctions events nationwide for all age and ability levels enabling U.S. athletes to achieve competitive excellence on the local, national and international levels. For more information, please visit

About HotelPlanner

HotelPlanner is a leading travel technology company that combines proprietary artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities, and a 24/7 global gig-based customer service network, to serve all traveller hotel needs from a single platform. HotelPlanner is one of the world’s top providers of individual, group and corporate travel bookings, specializing in unique “Closed User Group” discount rates. Founded in 2004, HotelPlanner has enduring partnerships with the world’s largest Online Travel Agencies, well-known hotel chains, individual hotels, online wedding providers, ancillary lodging providers, corporations, sports franchises, universities and government agencies.

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