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Meeting the World and MeetingsIn partner with e-DestinAccess to create powerful one-stop shop for meeting planning and management

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Meeting the World and MeetingsIn have announced a deal with e-dmc and e-DestinAccess that will see the companies providing a full end-to-end solution for anyone involved in planning meetings and events. The new combined offer will create a seamless and cost-effective journey, from choosing and sourcing venue space to creating and staging meetings and events anywhere in the world.

MeetingsIn's powerful venue finding tool and Meeting the World's in-depth and high-quality video and written insight into global destinations will now be added to e-DestinAccess' destin-e™ software, which has been designed to automate and streamline event planning, meeting management and concierge/guest services. Destin-e™ has already successfully operated thousands of group travel programs by utilising destination information in a unique fashion, from planning and scheduling through to purchasing and billing,

Commenting on the deal, MeetingsIn and Meeting the World Chief Executive, Ian Quartermaine, said: "By joining with e-destinAccess we will not only be integrating their tool into MeetingsIn's offering, but also helping to expand their international customer base through Meeting the World's growing global footprint. Our new service will offer everything meeting and event planners need to help them stage high-quality business events anywhere in the world. Destin-e™ provides a powerful solution to the growing economical and technological needs of travel agents and meeting professionals, as well as industry suppliers, by directly connecting planners and suppliers while providing the tools, resources and power of automation to facilitate and boost the meeting and event planning business. The addition of MeetingsIn's venue finding and booking system, together with Meeting the World's hugely valuable insight into global destinations really makes this a must-have tool for meeting planners."

Wayne W. Beaubien, Chief Executive and Software Architect of e-destinAccess, added: "To be successful as a travel or meeting professional requires a cost-effective technological solution that provides convenience, efficiency, structure and consistency. Today's economic climate still leaves us with less staff, and help is clearly needed. By combining our technologies and adding great content, which gives planners unique insight into global destinations, we believe we can shift the paradigm and provide all the help travel and meeting professionals need, allowing them to select, aggregate, schedule, purchase and operate better meetings in less time. Everyone is talking about strategic meetings management, yet until now there has been little out there in the way of tools to help our industry deliver this goal."

About MeetingsIn

MeetingsIn (www.meetingsin.com) is a global web-based sales and marketing resource for the planners and buyers of small and mid-size meetings. It is focused on supporting the needs and challenges of today's meeting planner and buyer with focused destination content, planning and RFP tools. MeetingsIn contains meeting-relevant information on nearly 90,000 hotels and resorts around the world with detailed micro informational sites for 22 key meeting and events destinations.

About Meeting the World

Meeting the World is an online and social media experience offering detailed, high-quality destination video reviews, plus key news and insight on travel and meetings. Meeting the World aims to not only provide travel and meeting planners with insight and inspiration, but also to help destinations market themselves more effectively to the travel and meetings industry. Meeting the World's channels include:

– Meeting the World online for destination video reviews (http://www.meetingtheworld.net)

– Meeting the World on Facebook for daily news and insider video blog updates (http://www.facebook.com/MTWORLD)

– Meetinig the World on LinkedIn for regular in-depth insight and debate (search Meeting the World with MeetinigsIn)

For more information, contact:

EMEA
Pete Roythorne
m: +44 (0) 7973 963322
e: proythorne@meetingtheworld.com

Ian Whiteling
m: 07968 527 596
e: iwhiteling@meetingtheworld.com

Americas
Ian Quartermaine
e: iquartermaine@meetingtheworld.com

About e-DestinAccess

e-destinACCESS are hospitality industry experts with 25 plus years of experience establishing, automating and operating destination management services, and we have designed an automation software system for streamlining Event Planning, Meeting Management and now Concierge/Guest Services with technology.

The company's product, destin-e™, has successfully operated thousands of group travel programs, by utilizing destination information in a unique fashion to plan, schedule, purchase, cost, operate and bill group travel programs.

For more information, contact:

Wayne Beaubien
wayne@e-destinaccess.com

Media Contact: Peter Roythorne, MeetingsIn, 602 490 0256, proythorne@meetingtheworld.com

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SOURCE MeetingsIn