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Oct 09, 2012 (04:10 PM EDT)


i-Meet.com and Meeting the World strike content deal to add value to industry social network

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- MeetingsIn and Meeting the World, which deliver insight and inspiration to travel and meetings professionals, have announced a content partnership with meetings industry social network i-Meet.com. The first phase of the agreement will see Meeting the World's in-depth destination reports being broadcast to i-Meet's 90,000-strong community of meeting industry professionals. The companies are also working on further strategic initiatives to extend their networks and add more value to their audience.

Meeting the World's team of travel and meetings experts have become renowned for producing high-quality and in-depth video reports from destinations across the globe, which are designed to save travel and meetings planners time and money, and help them create better meetings. Thanks to the partnership with i-Meet, these video reports will now be distributed to a rapidly growing community of international meeting planners. For i-Meet, this means that all of it's global community members are able to bring more robust information, fresh perspective and relevent insights about potential host locations to their own organisations by having access to this powerful resource.

Commenting on the partnership, i-Meet.com's chief executive John Pino, said: "Today the value of video to an online audience is unquestioned. What Meeting the World's content does is allow our community of meeting professionals to get a targeted insight into destinations from a professional meetings planner's perspective without getting on a plane. And in today's budget-consious business climate that's a very strong proposition. This content will provide inspiration and insights to drive future bookings and better events."

Ian Quartermaine, chief executive of MeetingsIn and Meeting the World, added: "Meeting the World is all about showcasing the world's best destination and venues and doing it from the unique perspective of meeting and event planners, so this is an important move for both parties. i-Meet.com gets rich media content to engage its members and add value to its community, while Meeting the World is showcased around the globe through one of the meetings industry's biggest communities."

About iMeet

i-Meet.com is the worldwide online business community for the meeting and event industry.  With 90,000 members from 173 countries around the world, i-Meet brings professional networking, social media marketing and awareness, and business opportunities to its membership. Its Skills Marketplace offering provides project-based work and employment solutions to the industry.

For more information, contact:  

Chip Stockman

cstockman@i-meet.com

About MeetingsIn

MeetingsIn is a global web-based sales and marketing resource for the planners and buyers of small and mid-size meetings. It is focused on supporting the needs and challenges of today's meeting planner and buyer with focused destination content, planning and RFP tools.  MeetingsIn contains meeting-relevant information on nearly 90,000 hotels and resorts around the world with detailed micro informational sites for 22 key meeting and events destinations.

About Meeting the World

Meeting the World is an online and social media experience offering detailed, high-quality destination video reviews, plus key news and insight on travel and meetings. Meeting the World aims to not only provide travel and meeting planners with insight and inspiration, but also to help destinations market themselves more effectively to the travel and meetings industry. Meeting the World's channels include:

– Meeting the World online for destination video reviews

Meeting the World on Facebook for daily news and insider video blog updates

– Meeting the World on LinkedIn for regular in-depth insight and debate (search Meeting the World with MeetinigsIn)

Media Contact: Peter Roythorne MeetingsIn, 602 490 0256, proythorne@meetingtheworld.com

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