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Lodging Interactive Launches RFPLink.com
Generates Group Leads for Hotel Websites
PARSIPPANY, NJ , February 12, 2007 – Lodging Interactive announced today that it has launched a new web service geared towards generating group leads for hotels. RFPLink.com is a free service which powers hotel websites with the ability to process group lead requests from consumers and meeting planners.
 
“RFPLink.com enables a hotel to capture more group requests on their website.  Our research indicates that over 90% of the hotel websites in North America do not have an online group RFP form for prospective meeting and group organizers to communicate with the hotel online.  RFPLink.com is a free tool which fills this need and enables hotels to capture group leads,” said DJ Vallauri, Lodging Interactive’s Founder and President.  
 
RFPLink.com provides automated monthly reports which recap the previous month’s group lead activities, so no business opportunity is left unattended.  In addition, hotels can designate up to 10 sales people to receive the group RFP leads all in real time.

Richard Walsh, Vice President of Business Development for Lodging Interactive added, “No matter the size of your hotel, what group or meeting services you offer or whether your brand provides RFP leads, adding the Lodging Interactive RFPlink.com to your property website will help you capture more online group business!  Whether it is a 5 person business meeting or a 500 person conference, it works for you and it’s free.  If your hotel is a brand hotel and you don’t have a property website, you need to re-evaluate your online marketing strategy.  You can open a whole new sales channel with a property website and by just adding a simple link to your website, you are opening a new sales channel. The group and meeting business is a booming multi-billion dollar business and most of the business is found online.”  

“RFPLink.com not only offers sales leads, it tracks and reports on the RFP’s that you receive.  Plus your RFPLink.com will deliver the completed request to as many as ten people for input and follow up to include in your response.  Of course, the best part is that RFPLink.com is free!  RFPLink.com is also an ideal extension to the Lodging Interactive eProposal Sales System.  Our eProposal Sales System will close your RFPlink requests faster and more professionally! ”

You can create your own free account by simply visiting http://www.RFPLink.com and signing up for your free RFPLink.com.  You will receive a unique web link to be placed on their website.  Clicking on the link enables the RFPLink.com group request form which is completed by the website visitor.  All information is captured, stored and emailed to up to ten people at your hotel in real time.  In addition every month you will receive a complete recap of all group RFPs received from your website in the previous months.

About Lodging Interactive

Lodging Interactive is a leading provider of Internet Marketing Services to the travel and lodging industries. The company provides a portfolio of effective Internet Marketing Services to hundreds of hotels, resorts, timeshares and bed and breakfasts worldwide. The Company also offers effective online tools and services; hotelBLAST.com, a self-service email marketing system, MyWebsitePromotions.com, a self-service online promotions marketing system, CommentCards.com, a full-service consumer-2-business comment card and email survey service, SEOTracker & SEO Analysis and SEO Competitive Benchmarking Service, interactive Google mapping services, and eProposal Rapid RFP Response System.

Lodging Interactive clients include branded properties such as Marriott, Sheraton, Hilton, Radisson, Crowne Plaza Hotels, Doubletree Hotels, Candlewood Suites, Best Western, Wyndham Hotels plus numerous independent properties. 

The Company is headquartered in Parsippany, NJ and can be reached at 973-402-4970 or by visiting its website at www.LodgingInteractive.com and additional service websites: www.MyWebsitePromotions.com, www.hotelMASHUPS.com, http://www.rfplink.com  or www.CommentCards.com.  Lodging Interactive’s HotelCast2.0 can be heard by visiting www.LodgingInteractive.com/podcast.htm

Lodging Interactive is a proud member of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and a supporter of the Hotel Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI). For more information you can also contact Richard Walsh, Vice President of Business Development at rjwalsh@lodginginteractive.com or at 973-402-4970.  

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Contact:

Lodging Interactive
Richard Walsh
Vice President of Business Development
rjwalsh@lodginginteractive.com
973-402-4970

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