New online player DayDelegate.com has been unveiled today, aiming to be the simplest and quickest way to book a meeting room online. The website is now accepting UK venue registrations, prior to its official launch for live online bookings on 3rd May.
DayDelegate.com allows venues to market their empty and late availability meeting rooms with no upfront costs, but a marketing fee once the space is sold. It’s aimed towards both corporate and agency customers, with agents being able to book online for their clients and claim commission from the venue in the normal way. All pricing will be based on a standardised day delegate package, rather than room hire basis. This not only makes for a short booking process, but also means that a venue’s inventory can be loaded and managed with ease.
The booking site has been nearly two years in development, and Day Delegate Ltd is a venture founded and owned by Chris Peacock and Andrew Deakin of agency Conference Care, and Digital Director Ian Hancock. Early adopters of DayDelegate.com include Village Hotels and Valor Hospitality.
Director Chris Peacock said – “the question for us has always been; can you make the booking of a meeting room a transactional process? The answer is yes, but it takes a lot of hard work to keep it simple. With DayDelegate.com you’ll be able to find all the availability with four clicks. The system is built to work with mobile devices and is just like an App in look and feel.”
He added – “One day meetings for less than 30 delegates with a lead time of less than three weeks make up 40% of enquiries at Conference Care – that’s over 4,000 events a year - just for us! There had to be a better way of finding a short notice meeting room, and now there is.”