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The Future of Hotel Bookings: HotelPlanner and Sport:80’s Groundbreaking Partnership

The Future of Hotel Bookings: HotelPlanner and Sport:80’s Groundbreaking Partnership

The Key Ideas

• Revolutionizing sports travel with HotelPlanner and Sport:80

• Streamlining accommodation bookings for sports organizations

• Benefits for over 70 National Governing Bodies across UK, USA, and Ireland

Revolutionizing Sports Travel

In an era where the intersection of technology and travel is more critical than ever, HotelPlanner, a leading travel technology platform and hotel booking engine, has unveiled a revolutionary partnership with Sport:80, a technology platform that supports over 70 National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and sports organizations across the UK, USA, and Ireland. This collaboration, announced in March 2024, is set to redefine accommodation bookings for sports organizations, heralding a new era of convenience and efficiency in sports travel.

HotelPlanner’s expansion into sports travel is not entirely new. The company has previously collaborated with various sports organizations and events, such as Ventures Endurance and Grand Designs Live, offering specialized booking solutions that cater to the unique needs of athletes and sports fans. However, the partnership with Sport:80 stands out for its ambitious scope and the innovative solutions it promises to deliver to a wide array of sports organizations and their members.

Streamlining Accommodation Bookings

At the heart of this partnership is a shared goal to streamline the often complex and time-consuming process of booking accommodations for sports events. For athletes, teams, and their supporters, finding suitable accommodation can be a daunting task, especially when dealing with large-scale events or international competitions. HotelPlanner and Sport:80 aim to alleviate these challenges by offering a seamless booking experience tailored to the specific needs of the sports community.

This collaboration will leverage HotelPlanner’s robust technology platform and its extensive network of hotel partners to provide negotiated rates, flexible booking options, and a range of accommodations that meet the diverse requirements of sports organizations and their members. Whether it’s a local tournament or an international championship, athletes and fans will have access to a user-friendly platform that simplifies the booking process, allowing them to focus on what matters most—their performance and enjoyment of the sport.

Benefits for National Governing Bodies

The implications of this partnership extend beyond the convenience of booking accommodations. For the more than 70 NGBs across the UK, USA, and Ireland that Sport:80 supports, this collaboration offers a unique opportunity to provide added value to their members. By facilitating easier access to suitable accommodations, NGBs can enhance the overall experience of participating in sports events, potentially increasing participation rates and member satisfaction.

Moreover, this partnership is poised to offer financial benefits to NGBs and sports organizations. Through shared revenue agreements on athlete hotel bookings, organizations can unlock new revenue streams, supporting their operations and enabling further investment in the development of their sports. This innovative approach to partnership demonstrates a forward-thinking strategy that aligns the interests of HotelPlanner, Sport:80, and the sports organizations they serve.


The strategic alliance between HotelPlanner and Sport:80 marks a significant milestone in the evolution of sports travel. By combining cutting-edge technology with a deep understanding of the needs of the sports community, this partnership is set to revolutionize accommodation bookings for sports organizations. As this collaboration unfolds, it will undoubtedly set a new standard for how sports events and travel intersect, offering a glimpse into the future of an industry that is continuously seeking innovative solutions to enhance the experience of athletes and fans alike.

In the face of a rapidly changing travel landscape, HotelPlanner and Sport:80’s groundbreaking partnership underscores the potential of technology to transform traditional practices, making sports travel more accessible, efficient, and enjoyable for all involved. As we look ahead, the impact of this collaboration will likely resonate far beyond the immediate benefits for sports organizations, paving the way for further innovations in the field of sports tourism.

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