Azavista will offer HAPCO PCO members access to its cutting edge technology solution

Amsterdam, 21 March 2013 – The Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO) entered a partnership agreement with Dutch technology company, Azavista. According to this agreement, Azavista will offer HAPCO PCO members complimentary access to live international market data that can facilitate the cost effective planning of their congresses and events.

More specifically, Azavista has developed an integrated online platform for group travel, congress and event planning. A truly innovative feature of the platform is Azavista Analytics.

After two years of rigorous research by the company’s IT department, in collaboration with travel and event planning specialists, Azavista Analytics was developed. Using advanced technology, the company processes over 2 million hotel prices daily in 43 countries around the world and offers valuable live market data for cost effective group travel and event planning.

In the context of this agreement, Azavista will offer HAPCO PCO members unlimited and complimentary access to Azavista Analytics for one whole year.

Azavista Analytics promotes evidence-based planning and offers the user a multitude of benefits. More specifically, the planner can:

  • Determine which cities and which dates are more cost effective for a future event
  • Analyze and compare the average prices of multiple hotels in a specific city
  • Determine which hotels can accommodate the needs of the event, in terms of pricing, as well as services
  • Find the best dates to send the RFP to the hotel; this is based on historic data that detects trends in pricing

“We are very happy that HAPCO has identified the value of Azavista for its members. Azavista Analytics is a very powerful tool, which can help PCO’s all around the world in budgeting control and cost-effective planning”, said JP van der Kuijl, CEO and co-founder of Azavista.

About Azavista

Founded in 2010, Azavista is a product of Web and IT specialists, as well as a team of travel and tourism industry professionals. Azavista is the first – all in one – Web 2.0 solution that streamlines every aspect of group travel, event and meeting planning. Using advanced technology, the Azavista platform offers a multitude of features that covers even the most challenging needs. From e-RFPs to group transportation, event management, industry data, delegate communication, online contracting, logistics and more, Azavista is an A-Z planning solution. The company is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Follow Azavista on Twitter (@azavista) and Facebook.

Press Contact: Cassandra Michael, Azavista, cassandra@azavista.com, +31 (0)20 8464066,www.azavista.com

About HAPCO

HAPCO (Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers), from its foundation in 1996 to this day, continues its mission dynamically, with the aim to represent professional congress organizers as well as companies offering a broad range of services and products relevant to the congress market. Over the years, HAPCO, with the essential contribution of its members, has developed into one of the principal institutions in the Greek tourism sector and has been acknowledged as the official partner of the Greek State on issues relating to the meetings industry. HAPCO’s international presence is equally important, as it constitutes a founding member of EFAPCO (European Federation of Associations of Congress Organisers) and participates frequently in its activities.

Press Contact: Dora Sgartsou, marketing@hapco.gr, (+30) 210 7256541-3, www.hapco.gr