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Announcing Spotnana Events

March 13, 2024
By Sarosh Waghmar
Categories News

I have always believed deeply in the power of travel to build greater understanding, deeper relationships, and stronger teams. This is why Spotnana is dedicated to revolutionizing the way corporate and leisure travelers around the world book and manage trips.  

Today, we are excited to announce Spotnana Events, a new product that revolutionizes travel management for in-person gatherings. Spotnana Events empowers employees and guests to book and manage their travel for meetings and events of any size. 

Spotnana Events is available to corporations as an add-on and a standalone product that can be purchased via Spotnana or channel partners. In addition, Spotnana’s API-first architecture enables channel partners to white-label, embed, and integrate event booking into their offerings.

 The easiest way to manage travel for meetings and events

Planning a meeting or event that includes attendees across multiple regions and offices is tremendously complex, especially when it comes to booking travel and understanding travel costs. Spotnana Events was created to address this challenge – making it easier for people to gather in person and build stronger bonds through shared in-person experiences.

Spotnana Events greatly simplifies travel management for groups of any size traveling to the same destination – whether it’s a small gathering or a large-scale event. There is no limit on the number of attendees. 

With Spotnana Events, company meetings and event planners benefit from:

  • Simple event creation – create new events in minutes by defining the event name, dates, location, and description. Then, add branding by uploading preferred imagery or choosing from a selection of AI-generated event images.
  • Advanced travel controls – apply travel policies and specify event travel windows, types of allowed bookings (air, hotel, car, and rail), designated airports and/or hotels, and payment methods. 
  • Employee and guest travel – easily add employees and unprofiled guest travelers to an invite list through HR integrations, list uploads, or manual entry, send a customized email prompting invitees to book their own travel, and follow up with automated reminders.
  • Self-service bookings, exchanges, and cancellations – enable employees and guest travelers to book their own travel, manage exchanges, and cancel trips without agent assistance.
  • Real-time event insights – access real-time data to monitor booking status for invitees and travel spend.

Spotnana Events is built on top of Spotnana’s next generation Travel-as-a-Service platform and harnesses all of Spotnana’s core capabilities. When booking, for example, travelers gain access to all of Spotnana’s industry-leading self-service capabilities, advanced policy management, and comprehensive global content, including our deep direct NDC integrations with major airlines. 

If needed, travelers can also request support at any point in their booking process. Spotnana Customer Experience agents are available 24/7 and can be reached via live chat, email, or phone. And since Spotnana provides a single unified platform for travelers and agents, all servicing is provided by agents who have full visibility into event details, policies, negotiated rates, payment methods, and more, enabling rapid issue resolution.

Deployment of Spotnana Events is managed through a single, cloud-based software instance, enabling rapid global rollouts, global event destinations, and seamless travel for invitees located anywhere in the world.

Comprehensive support for guest travelers

As a part of Spotnana Events, organizers can invite non-employee guest travelers outside their organization to attend an event and book their own travel. This can be for a guest speaker attending a company event, board members you are flying in, a client engagement, or any other need.

Typically, the traveler in these scenarios does not have a profile in the corporate online booking tool and does not have a company-issued credit card. Spotnana Events solves for this, taking the burden off of event organizers and other travel arrangers having to manage travel for non-employees. 

Upon receiving the event invite, guests book their own travel within the defined set of boundaries for the event, in compliance with configurable guest policies, and using the pre-set payment method. Event organizers are then able to view the guest traveler’s booking status and, if needed, easily send booking reminders.

Enabling everyone to bring teams together

Spotnana Events can be added to an existing Spotnana deployment or purchased as a standalone offering, providing customers with an easy way to begin exploring Spotnana for a portion of their travel needs.

In addition, Spotnana Events is available to TMCs, suppliers, and technology providers that wish to deliver unparalleled travel experiences that bring people together all over the world.  

Our platform is built with an API-first architecture and designed to be white-labeled, embedded, and deeply integrated with other software products, websites, and mobile apps, making it easy for channel partners to deploy. 

We’re thrilled to make Spotnana Events available to everyone. Spotnana Events plays a vital role in bringing teams together, and it represents the next step in our journey to build a travel platform that connects humanity.

Want to learn more about Spotnana Events? Get a demo of Spotnana today.