June 08, 2005

BiZBash (www.bizbash.com), an online resource for event planners, has partnered with Groople.com, which provides an engine for booking room blocks. Clicking on "group travel" at BiZBash brings users to Groople's group travel tools. With an initial offering of hotels, the service will expand to offer airline, cruise, car and rail bookings online. For now, a toll-free number (877-863-4316) is available for arranging air, cruise, car and rail, as well as more complicated hotel request. In addition to research and reservations, Groople's functionality also offers BiZBash members special group rates, real-time availability and flexible payment options.

ExpoExchange, a provider of registration and sales lead management, will introduce a new lead storage technology at TS2 2005 Ð Where Trade Shows and Corporate Events Begin, July 12-14 at the Washington (D.C.) Convention Center. Exhibitors using ExpoCard lead retrieval systems will have the option of receiving their leads on USB pen drives rather than traditional floppy diskettes. Because many laptops no longer have a floppy disk drive, ExpoExchange chose USB drives as an alternative method for delivering leads.