Web firm expects to book €6m revenue this year

AN Irish-owned firm which organises meetings said it expects revenues to jump to €6 million this year, following a raft of international interest in its product.

In the last quarter of 2010 meetingsbooker.com generated revenues of €1.4m and it expects more international hotels to sign up to the website this year.

Although the company works with several Irish hotels, such as The Westin Hotel, The Bewleys Group and The Clarion Group, it said it is the “overwhelming interest” from foreign hotels around the world that has increased meeting bookings.

Meetingsbooker.com, which was launched in 2008, is a web-based service that gives meeting and event planners access to 12,000 hotels and venues around the world.

Company founder, Ciaran Delaney founder said: “On any day we get queries from locations as diverse as Dubai, Stockholm, Singapore or Limerick. Meetings range in size from small board meetings of six people to larger conferences of 500”.

He said meetingsbooker.com has been attracting the attention of multinational firms such as Phillips, Footlocker, IKEA, JP Morgan, Toshiba, Pfizer and British Petroleum who have all used the websiteto book meeting rooms around the world.

Hotels pay a performance-based listing fee, so they join can for free with options to upgrade their listing to receive more exposure.

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