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MCI partners with Expedia to expand event accommodation options

Clients to benefit from additional rooms in key locations


Barcelona, 17 November 2015.  Today at IBTM World, global meetings and events agency MCI announced an exciting collaboration with Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN), a division of Expedia Inc., one of the world’s leading online travel companies with an extensive portfolio that includes some of the world’s most trusted online travel brands.

EAN will provide additional accommodation options for people wanting to attend MCI-organised congresses in locations with a lack of availability or high levels of market compression during peak times.  

“EAN’s innovative service will be seamlessly integrated into MCI’s registration and housing technology, allowing for a frictionless single booking and payment process for over 350,000 conference delegates annually,” specified Richard Torriani, MCI Group Global Vice President Congress Management.

“We are not replacing our valued relationships with partner hotels and contracted room blocks - we are complementing them,” said Sebastien Tondeur, CEO MCI Group.  “Our partnership with Expedia Affiliate Network adds a whole new layer of possibilities for clients who would like to grow attendance at their events and congresses, but who are currently limited by a lack of traditional accommodation for attendees.”

“We are pleased to be able to provide additional inventory and availability for MCI events and meetings,” states David Fulton, VP EMEA Sales for EAN. “Given MCI’s presence in various countries, partnering with them will also help to further our goal of expanding our footprint.”

ENDS

For more information please contact:

Lindsey Rodger                                                                                                 

Group PR & Content Manager                                                                                     

MCI Group                                                                                                           

Lindsey.Rodger@mci-group.com                                                                   

+41 (0) 22 33 99 549


ABOUT MCI

MCI is the world’s largest provider of strategic engagement and activation solutions and has been a key driver of innovation in the meetings, events, association and congress industries since 1987. Through creative live experiences and digitization, globalization, brand enhancement and content strategies, MCI helps multinational companies and international associations enhance organizational performance, grow globally, energize communities and drive business results. An independent, privately held company with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, MCI’s 1,800 professionals in 60 cities and 31 countries help clients across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, India, the Middle East and Africa unlock their potential and deliver real change. Find out more at www.mci-group.com.

ABOUT EXPEDIA AFFILIATE NETWORK
Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) is a division within the Expedia Group, one of the world’s leading travel companies. EAN works with over 7,500 partners in 33 countries to turn their web traffic into hotel bookings and happy customers. EAN provides partners with the tools and technology that help millions of travelers find the perfect hotels for their next trips.



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