17. The Internet without Fear – Book Venues Online

Book Venues Online with Ciaran Delaney of MeetingsBooker.com – 11 Feb 2009

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Our guest this week is Ciaran Delaney of MeetingsBooker.com and we will talk about booking venues online.

The show is sponsored by ICS Skills, who bring you Equalskills the fun and exciting way for complete beginners to learn all about using computers and the internet – for young and old.

As we are learning, the internet is part of our lives with over 50% of the population connected.

During the recession, we need to find value for money, shop around and also effectively manage our precious time. How can these principals apply to organising your next corporate event?

Can you find your next meeting or workshop venue online? What are the online opportunities for hotels and conference venue owners to promote themselves effectively, despite the issues tourism industry is facing at the moment?

Facts Section

  • Event management industry now includes events of all sizes from the Olympics down to a breakfast meeting for ten business people. Every industry, charity, society and group will hold events of some type/size in order to market themselves, build business relationships, raise money or celebrate.
  • Event management is considered one of the strategic marketing and communication tools by companies of all sizes. From product launches to press conferences, companies create promotional events to help them communicate with clients and potential clients. They might target their audience by using the news media, hoping to generate media coverage which will reach thousands or millions of people. They can also invite their audience to their events and reach them at the actual event.
  • Traditionally companies needed to telephone or email venues to get prices and information, unlike online bedroom bookings booking meeting rooms online are a relatively new phenomen.
  • So which is the best way of organising events for your company and how can you do it easily?
  • Meetingsbooker.com is Ireland ‘s largest conference room comparison websitewith room hire prices

Presenter: Peter Lawless

Radio Station: Dublin City FM 103.2

Airtime: 11 Feb 2009, 1.30pm – 2pm

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