chapter  4
16 Pages

Venue and Suppliers Search Technology

BySeungwon “Shawn” Lee, Dessislava Boshnakova, Joe Goldblatt

Choosing a meeting and event venue is one of the most delicate decisions that event professionals face. An exponential increase in hardware capabilities is driving progress in all domains of IT and computing in meeting and event management. The computer integrated system is the integration of multiple programs and applications to achieve a streamlined process of information and increased productivity as well as for reducing a redundancy of data and avoiding multiple entries of the same data. Online communication and information dissemination over the Internet have significantly impacted the organization of meetings and business in general, all of which is made possible by the widespread availability of high-speed online access. Online venue search technology allows for the search of tens of thousands of hotels globally for meeting services from a single location. Event planners can quickly view property details and room specifications as well as surrounding attractions.