COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today announced it has extended its partnership with HotelPlanner, a leading online provider of group hotel bookings and individual hotel stays worldwide, as the organization’s Official Booking Partner through 2023. The partnership encompasses support for USA Triathlon high performance programs and USA Triathlon National Championships, as well as a revenue share program for race directors and discounted rates for USA Triathlon Annual Members at hotels.usatriathlon.org.
“While COVID-19 has dramatically shifted the way we travel and impacted multisport events nationwide, HotelPlanner will continue to be USA Triathlon’s preferred resource for athletes who do choose to travel responsibly next season and beyond,” Victoria Brumfield, USA Triathlon Chief of Staff. “Safety, affordability, comfort and convenience are so important when selecting accommodations, especially in these uncertain times. We are proud to continue our partnership with HotelPlanner to help athletes across the country navigate their return to racing.”
“We’re excited to be extending our partnership with USA Triathlon for the coming years and continuing the work of enhancing the travel experience of all the amazing and passionate multisport athletes who use HotelPlanner to book their stays, said Tim Hentschel, Co-Founder and CEO of HotelPlanner. “Through our services, athletes can reduce the stress of planning their travel for race weekends and can rely on ideal accommodations upon arrival and to obtain value pricing when booking.”
HotelPlanner’s services will be available for USA Triathlon’s four owned National Championships — Toyota Age Group (Sprint and Olympic-Distance), Collegiate Club, Duathlon and Youth & Junior — as well as the Toyota Legacy Triathlon. Athletes can find information and resources regarding the safe return to racing and race travel during COVID-19 by visiting usatriathlon.org/safe-return or downloading USA Triathlon’s Travel Like a Pro resources.
In addition, HotelPlanner will continue to offer customized solutions for USA Triathlon Certified Race Directors, including a revenue share program that benefits race directors who use the HotelPlanner platform for their events. To learn more about this program, visit racedirector.hotelplanner.com.
HotelPlanner will also provide annual support for USA Triathlon high performance programs and U.S. National Team athletes through hotel credits.
HotelPlanner provides its group travel technology expertise to more than 5 million group event planners globally, and the company will service $5 billion in group hotel booking requests in 2020. In addition to USA Triathlon, HotelPlanner is a partner of renowned sports teams and leagues including the NFL’s Washington Football Team.
Additional information regarding HotelPlanner’s services for 2021 USA Triathlon-owned National Championships and events will be shared in pre-race newsletters. For more information about hotel options available through HotelPlanner, visit hotels.usatriathlon.org.
HotelPlanner and its sister company Meetings.com are one of the world’s leading suppliers of accommodations and reservations technology. Hotelplanner.com, offers a world-class individual stay and group booking platform, utilizes the leading-edge technology, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to provide global accommodation inventory and booking capability to over 33,000 affiliates and individual travelers. Our affiliates include some of the world’s biggest sports teams, corporations, membership platforms and travel sellers. Together we drive millions of accommodation bookings to the world’s biggest hotel brands, independent properties and to people who individually rent their homes to guests.
About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 events and connects with more than 400,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work at the grassroots level with athletes, coaches, and race directors — as well as the USA Triathlon Foundation — USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including World Triathlon Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of World Triathlon and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).