Anaheim/Orange County VCB Partners With Passkey For Group Housing Management

  • Passkey (now a part of Lanyon)
  • 07.21.06
The Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau today announced their partnership with Passkey and will start offering Passkey as an integral component of their meeting services to all event planners coming to the area.

'We are excited about our new partnership with Passkey and the quality of service that they will deliver,' said Charles Ahlers, President & CEO of the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau. 'This association gives our Bureau an enhanced level of service in promoting our premiere west coast destination to travelers.'

Passkey has established itself as the de facto standard online group housing solution for citywide events. Today over 50 major convention bureaus within North America are using Passkey as their group housing solution.
With Passkey, Anaheim/Orange Country Visitor & Convention Bureau will offer planners:

  • Easy upload of rooming list in any format
  • Customized event websites for online bookings
  • Instant acknowledgements
  • 24/7 access to event reports, including pick-up and pace reports
  • Seamless integration to planner’s preferred registration system through Passkey RegLink
  • Reduction in attrition exposure and book- arounds

In 2005 the Anaheim area hosted 1,113,224 convention and meeting delegates, theses delegates spent approximately $880,782,829 during their visit to this destination.

'Planners were demanding Passkey because they are familiar with the system, and relied on the robust functionality that it offers,' explained Colleen Cornett, Director of Convention Housing, Anaheim/Orange County CVB. 'From 24/7 access to event data, custom reports, and to integration with registration systems. We are in the business of customer satisfaction, and we know that can deliver with Passkey.'

Passkey is the worldwide leader in online group reservations. The Boston-based technology company offers event attendees, planners and housing providers with a powerful web-based onDemand solution that lets them make and manage their group reservations online.

The Passkey-enabled(SM) global network consists of over 85% of major U.S. Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs) that offer housing, as well as thousands of hotels, trade associations, corporate meeting planners, and meeting management companies. Passkey investors include: Lazard Technology Partners; Galileo (NYSE: GLC) (; Worldspan (; TravelCLICK ( and DRV Investments, LLC.

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