London-based travel management and meetings company Reed & Mackay has added a meetings booking service into its platform by white-labeling the Meetingsbooker.com tool, the companies told BTN. Effective immediately, Reed & Mackay clients now can book travel, accommodation and event needs in one place through the TMC’s platform, according to Reed & Mackay.
Users will have access to about 150,000 venues in the solution, dubbed R&M/Meet, with “many of them” available for instant booking, said a Reed & Mackay spokesperson, adding that users can send requests for proposals to those venues that are not.
In addition, the solution provides safety information about the event spaces and the ability to incorporate sustainability goals—like declining plastic and paper use when booking—and select hybrid technology options, along with centralized billing, payment and reporting, so there is “no need to reconcile invoices across platforms for travel and meeting space attached to one event,” according to Reed & Mackay.
Further, R&M/Meet has “centralized payment and one view of where travel and meetings are taking place to support a company’s duty of care,” said Reed & Mackay COO Julie Oliver in a statement. “Not only do businesses need to know that a venue is Covid-19-safe, they also need to be able to adapt that meeting space to a hybrid setup at short notice in line with changing restrictions.”
For now, the solution offers just meeting spaces, however office space content is on the roadmap for addition later this summer, according to the spokesperson.
TripActions acquired Reed & Mackay in May 2021, but the company continues to operate as a standalone brand.