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New Service Offers Relief to Travel Managers
Responsible for Soliciting Hotel Bids
 Indianapolis, IN, June 5, 1998,  —  At last the monstrous problem of soliciting hotel bids every year has been eliminated.  Travel Managers widely acknowledge that the annual hotel RFP process is one of the most inefficient and time-consuming chores that they face each year.  Companies have been struggling for years to come up with a better system to reign in this unwieldy process.
Hotel Bid Express™ developed by Innsight Information Group has finally done it.  Billed as the first truly “win-win” solution, Hotel Bid Express™ eliminates the inefficiencies and redundancies of the annual hotel RFP process.  Instead of companies independently soliciting RFIs and RFPs from hotels, Hotel Bid Express™ streamlines the entire process by bringing companies and hotels together.  Innsight Information Group manages the entire solicitation process, allowing companies to receive customized pricing from the hotels of their choice efficiently and cost-effectively.

Hotels will receive just one simple-to-use electronic file necessary to instantly submit all rates and information requested by the participating companies.  The participating companies will likewise receive back all requested rates and information in one easy-to-use electronic file, eliminating the volumes of paper the hotel RFP process previously generated.

“The true beauty of Hotel Bid Express™ is that while saving our clients an enormous amount of time, energy and money, it does not require them to make any compromises to their current hotel program.  The only thing they will be giving up is the wasted time, energy and money that they used to spend on administering the process in-house.” says Robert Peper, President of Innsight Information Group.

Electronic RFP products offered today do not guarantee that the hotels will have the compatible software required to complete the RFIs and RFPs, according to Mr. Peper.  He claims to have eliminated this problem by providing the software necessary to submit the information and pricing to the hotels free of charge.

Additionally, he says that an electronic RFP does not address the redundancy and inefficiency inherent in the current process.  They still require substantial time and energy on behalf of corporate Travel Managers to manage the entire RFP process themselves.

“As a former hotel General Manger, I saw how frustrating it was for our sales department as they received hundreds of RFIs and RFPs that required essentially the same information but had to be filled out one by one and mailed back.  I could only imagine the formidable task the Travel Managers faced as they received thousands of these forms back.” Peper says.

“With the technology available today, I knew that there had to be a better way, and we’ve created it.  We’ve developed a much more efficient process that gets the needed information into the hands of the Travel Manager and eliminates the huge administrative burden.  There is a real need for this, and there has been for some time now.”

With pricing that’s designed to decrease as participation increases, there is no doubt in Mr. Peper’s mind that this is truly a “win-win” for everybody involved.  To receive a free information kit contact Innsight Information Group at (317) 585-8823.

Robert Peper, Jr.

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