AFWPI introduces TripProximity Smart Venues, providing intelligent trip planning to your venue.
Guests come to your events from all over. Even if they are local, they may want to stay over and not have to worry about a few glasses of champagne. In the past, answering a million questions about where to stay or doing a room block were your only choices. But now, Smart Venues brings AFWPI members an easy way to add hotel booking to every event, big or small, starting with a simple VISIT US page on your site.
Now with TripProximity, you can create a VISIT US page for your guests. Optionally, you can elect to customize tools for each of the events that you host.
Trip Proximity is free to AFWPI members and they have negotiated for members to earn a royalty on every booking.
This scenario plays out every day for couples about to be married.
My wedding venue is nothing short of amazing. I had been invited to a non-profit fundraiser there a few months ago and when my fiancé proposed, I literally called them the next day! It is in Manhattan on Fifth Avenue, right near where my parents live. Once I saw it, I knew that this was where we would have our dream wedding. It will be a small, very elegant affair and the views are breathtaking, so we’ve decided on doing a late afternoon ceremony and then we will have the reception there as well.
My only fear about it was that the hotels in New York are SO expensive, but my mother reminded me that most of their friends as well as my fiancé’s parents would have no trouble affording a room. We have people coming from literally all over the world for the wedding, many of whom may want a more economical option, including private apartments. I don’t have time to play travel agent to them all.
Once again, the venue came through. The wedding coordinator there shared their VISIT US link, which she told me that I could us, but she also told me that she would be happy to create a page for me to send to all the guests so that they can find their own place to stay for the correct dates. The smart trip tool provides driving directions and for those coming from out of state or out of the country, they can even book their air tickets and rent a car.
Now I can focus on more important things!
This sample tool is a a live VISIT US page. It will take less than 5 minutes to register and build your own VISIT US page for your venue.
Click HERE to read more about Smart Venues VISIT US Page.