Announces St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® as the Official Charity of the 5th Annual 2018 American Group Travel Awards

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To be held on Monday, November 12 in New York City at TAO Downtown, a leading online provider of group hotel bookings and individual hotel stays worldwide, is pleased to announce for the third year in a row that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® will serve as the official charity of the 2018 American Group Travel Awards (AGTA), which will be held on Monday, November 12th 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.®

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 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 honored that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has agreed to partner with us for a third year in a row. AGTA is such a celebratory night for the industry, and a perfect opportunity to come together in support of an organization whose generous no-bill policy, nurturing environment for patient families, and noble dedication is helping to find cures to end childhood cancer,” said Tim Hentschel, Co-Founder and CEO of

Throughout the evening, nominees representing 24 award categories will be recognized, along with exciting entertainment and a diamond raffle giveaway. All proceeds raised will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

About is the leading provider of online services in the global group hotel marketplace, and an established resource for group event planners and hotel partners alike.  Today, provides its group travel technology expertise to over 4,200,000 group event planners globally while servicing $7 billion in group hotel booking requests in 2017 and an estimated $10 billion in 2018. 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.

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), Amsterdam, Hong Kong (Asian Headquarters), West Palm Beach, FL (USA Headquarters), and Las Vegas, Nevada.

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