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May 13, 2014

Americas: Inside Story of Lanyon's Passkey Acquisition

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Lanyon, which earlier this year merged with Active Network Business Solutions, which itself was formed in 2011 after Active Network acquired StarCite, announced this week it has acquired Passkey, the industry-leading group reservation technology platform. Sounds complicated, but the end result should be a simplification of meeting management, according to JR Sherman, president of Lanyon. (Ultimately all the names will be simplified, too, with everything rolling up into the Lanyon Smart Events Cloud this year.)

In the hundreds of hotel reservation systems with which it is integrated, Passkey provides a seamless link for planners, allowing them to set up event Web sites so attendees can book their hotel rooms within the group’s housing block and planners can get real-time updates on registration numbers. Passkey also is used by 90 percent of convention and visitor bureaus in the U.S., providing centralized management and reporting of room block reservations across hotels for planners of citywide conventions.

Read more at MeetingsNet.com...

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