Make bandsintown even smarter and attract new audiences
When your customers buy a ticket and share with friends that they are going to an event, it can often result in an opportunity to sell another ticket.
Today when that happens, if that friend is coming from out of town, or even in town friends decide to “make it a weekend”, they have to go to a separate place to make those plans. And there is nothing to prompt or remind them to get a hotel. Doesn’t it make sense to bring hotel availability and booking closer to their ‘reason’ for the trip? For the first time, you can help your clients easily answer the question: “Where should I stay?” With TripProximity, your system becomes a 24-hour concierge that provides an integrated answer: “at a hotel nearby.”
Benefits to Bandsintown
- Incremental, transactional revenues from trips that event attendees are already taking
- Simple configuration and implementation, in hours, not days, weeks or months
- We support the traveler 24×7, so you don’t have to
Benefits to Event Attendees
- Find available hotels nearby the event with just one click
- Event attendees can get driving directions and optionally car rental and air tickets
- 110% best rate guarantee on hotels, no questions asked
- Every trip matters
Imagine this use case (which happens tens of thousands of times a week
I go to concerts and sporting events a couple of times a month with friends. The events generally end late and we tend to have an adult beverage or two at the event. As a result, I choose to find a hotel nearby. Today, what I have to do is copy the address of the venue, write down the date of the event, go to my favorite map or travel site. Many steps later, I can book my hotel.
Smart Trip planning makes it so much easier. In one click right from the event, I can find available hotels that meet my criteria and book with confidence due to the 110% best rate promise.
Test it out. Experience the magic of proximity-based hotel booking.
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This dynamic tool will be inserted into bandsintown.com venue, event and artist pages. It adds new revenue streams, including transactional revenues and sponsorship opportunities.
This can be accomplished in minutes or hours, not days, weeks and months.
Add value to your artists and venues by making it easier to meet friends from out of town for an event
Smarter, more relevant offers for your clients that keep them on your site by offering a hotel nearby
Expand your Audience and your Revenue Streams
No matter the reason
No matter whether your customer is going to a rock concert or following their favorite alternative artist, they will appreciate having trip planning integrated right into your system. They can easily invite friends, get driving directions or figure out how long it will take to get where they are going. If it takes too long, they can even get an airline ticket.
And for trips that require an overnight, they can easily book a hotel nearby. And the traveler gets to choose properties that meet their proximity, brand, price and amenity preferences and we provide 7x24x365 support, so you don’t have to!
Giving travelers choice is smart
For decades, room blocks have been the way that event managers deal with providing hotel rooms for their event attendees.
The challenge is that this is time consuming and it is a guessing game at best. If you guess too low, the room block could fill up too early. Also, room blocks normally expire a week or more before the event. So even if the rooms were not all sold, someone that wants to attend the event may see that the rooms are sold out and take that to mean that they can’t attend the event.
With TripProximity, you (or your event manager or box office clients) can begin offering rooms for booking 330 days in advance of the event and attendees can book right up to the last day of the event. We guarantee your attendees the lowest published room rate on their hotel rooms booked through the Smart Trip widget, or we will write them a check for 110% of the difference.
Multiply your sponsorship opportunities
Do a sponsorship deal with a hotel chain, car rental company and/or an airline to be the preferred partner of bandsintown. This can be done annually, without having to go through your ad sales platform, paying a commission for each ad displayed.
Implement in hours, not days, weeks or months
Our dynamic smart trip tool allows you to pass the event name, event venue, the image, the dates and the tracking information to TripProximity in real time, which means you install it once, and it appears on tens of thousands of event pages on your site every day.
We match your color palette, so the tool looks like an integrated part of your site, versus an outside ad. It can be shared socially, allowing you to reach beyond your “local” customer base to folks that are willing to come in from out of town.
It is device and container responsive, so, you don’t have to worry about customizing the implementation for each platform.
There are many choices for buying tickets for an event. Enhance the total experience for your customers. And be known as the innovator that adds to the bottom line while also supporting your favorite charities.
Make your map smarter
Add our Smart Map feature to each event. You can either show the map on the front of the tool (10 booking minimum per month). Right from that same tool, you allow your user to access hotel booking (I’m staying), driving directions (I’m driving) and optional air booking (I’m flying).
Or you can have our hotel page on the front, which has a built in map feature.
Although the event goer may know the hotels that are near their destination, they don’t know what is available. TripProximity shows just those available hotels that are nearby.
Add a new revenue stream and at the same time, make giving back easy
Did you know that 17% of event goers need or want a hotel room?
TripProximity brings to you a new, incremental revenue opportunity that can bring multiple transactions a month from a single user of your site.
We share a royalty with you on a quarterly basis, driven by the bookings made by your customers. If you reach a 250 bookings/month threshhold, we switch to monthly payments and we provide you a 10% royalty bonus.
With TripProximity, every trip can also matter to the charities you support. A percentage of the proceeds from travel bookings made on your system are given to your charity of choice annually.
Other Distribution Opportunities
We are willing to also talk about integrating an optional BandsInTown tab for our clients, with the events nearby the client’s destination. Check out our Smart-Uses and Smart-Integrations navigation above to see who our targets are for TripProximity.
Our “anywhere” widget can also be used for fund raising under the TravelingToGive brand. We donate 25% of our revenues to a designated 501c3 for our Smart Giving tool.
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