SOURCE: MeetingLists.com

MeetingLists.com

November 17, 2014 11:17 ET

Industry Feedback Prompts MeetingLists.com's On-Line and On-Demand Access to Targeted Group Data, Minus the Long-Term Commitment

Easy-to-Use, "Do-It-Yourself" Approach Enables Hospitality Sales and Marketing Pros to Optimize Time and Money by Finding Targeted, Quality Group Meeting Prospects Online in Seconds

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Nov 17, 2014) - MeetingLists.com (http://www.meetinglists.com), the searchable online hospitality data resource, announced that research collected from within the industry prompted enhanced features to be incorporated into the website and the updated version is being released today. The new platform features online, on-demand access to quality group meetings data, available for purchase around the clock.

Since its launch in October 2014, the Beta version of MeetingLists.com included market research gathered from a wide variety of hospitality sales and marketing executives by phone, as well as intel collected during the largest industry trade show, IMEX America in Las Vegas, October 14-16. Detailed feedback furnished by representatives from hotel chains, independent hotels, convention and visitors bureaus, destination management companies, event planning and marketing agencies and other related hospitality organizations revealed key features that the participants found important in a data resource. Key features include:

1. Access to accurate, targeted group data that matches individual search criteria
2. Ability to buy group data instantly online -- when it's needed
3. Reliable, secure and user-friendly purchasing process
4. No long-term commitments -- Prefer individual purchases versus a long-term commitment or subscription
5. Top reasons for interest in data:

  • Marketing campaigns
  • Sales missions
  • Cancellations
  • New hotel openings
  • Targeted prospecting initiatives

As a result of this research along with the vision of its founders, MeetingLists.com website visitors can search, select and instantly download group contacts that match specific criteria to help them develop relationships and build business. With more than 150 criteria fields available to refine the user's search criteria, the site is designed to optimize time and resources by delivering meaningful information for precision outreach. Data points include key contact information including name, title, organization, phone and email address.

J.B. Ryan, vice president-general manager of Access Destination Services, already sees the value in acquiring targeted data through MeetingLists. "In today's competitive marketplace, we continuously look for ways to cultivate new business," said Ryan. "MeetingLists helps us do our homework, and saves us a lot of time and energy in making connections with people who are apt to need and want our services. It's a welcome addition to our sales and marketing toolkit."

Advanced scalability built into the platform allows purchases based upon a defined budget or number of profiles. And, with no long-term commitment or binding contract, clients can return to purchase data whenever their business dictates.

"It was important for MeetingLists.com to gain perspective through prospective data buyers' eyes during the Beta research process," Gretchen Kihm-Stegall, managing director said. "We were able to learn about the specific needs and priorities from our target audience toward creating a high-quality, valuable data resource that delivers upon expectations. MeetingLists was designed to save our customers time, money and resources... frequent factors affecting any business environment."

To search for group meetings that meet your criteria, visit http://www.meetinglists.com or call toll-free 1-844-MEET-LST.

About MeetingLists.com

MeetingLists.com is an online data and information resource for hotels, destinations as well as other hospitality industry suppliers. MeetingLists.com delivers high quality, targeted group meetings data in a convenient, reliable, simple fashion. Hospitality suppliers now have instant access to superior data based on their individual criteria terms.

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