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  • 1. CONFIDENTIAL Charles de Gaspe Beaubien [email_address] Tel: (508) 232-7719 www.groupize.com
  • 2. group ∙ ize: pronunciation/group’-eyes/, verb; The “Elevator Pitch” Taking the Small Group Travel Market Online CONFIDENTIAL
  • 3. 4+ Rooms Problem Online Travel Agents Hotel Chains CONFIDENTIAL The Hard Coded Problem
  • 4. “ Do it Yourselfers” Sports Teams Group Leaders Weddings Family Reunions Family Vacations Schools Friends’ Getaway Company Event SMERF (Social, Educational, Military, Religious and Fraternal) Professionals Tour Operators Meeting Planners Convention Organizers Travel Agents Entertainment Industry Small Groups = $31B $37B $30B $8.5B CONFIDENTIAL Small + Large group opportunity =
    • Value Propositions
    • Reduce Costs (Suppliers & Planners)
    • Educated Decision Making
    • Access to Negotiated Rates
  • 5. The Innovation: Group Hotel Booking Engine Hotels CONFIDENTIAL Registration Change Management Bookings Processes Groupize.com White Labels Widgets Social Mobile Multiple Transactions Live Pricing & Inventory Pegasus Wyndham Choice Starwood Hilton Best Western Marriott
  • 6. “ Social-ize”
      • Itinerary Building (Tripit)
      • Crowd sourcing / voting / recruiting
      • Sharing (Facebook Send or Connect)
      • Payment Processing (Paypal)
      • Twitter
      • Checking in (Four Squares) & Scavenger Hunts
      • Location Based up sells
      • Photo Sharing (Flickr)
      • User Generated Content from group planners
      • (Hotel Ratings)
  • 7. Online Travel Search & Social Professionals Tour Operators CONFIDENTIAL Partners and Exit Strategy
  • 8. The Team Charles de GB President $15M Tour Operator - VP $600M Group Operator- SVP Biz Dev $110M Best Travel Technology Fred Bean VP Hotels Cendant – VP Hotel Orbitz – VP Hotel Travelocity – Sold Travel Web for $50M to Priceline Rachel Neal Sr. Director of Online Services for Pegasus Mike Dobita and Dev Team CTO and the Dev Team from Group Travel Planet CONFIDENTIAL 100+ years of experience
  • 9. CONFIDENTIAL Financial Projections Avg = 15% Commissions
  • 10. Competition CONFIDENTIAL Online Facts Weakness Strength
    • 1 Million Visitors/ Month
    • 20,000 group request per month
    • RFP Model. Not Live
    • 24-48 hours turnarounds for rates
    • Low Conversions
    • Labor Intensive for Hotels
    • Only Shopping Process is automated
    • Partnership with Travelocity, Priceline and Kayak
    • Strong Organic Presence
    Offline Process
    • Hotels Directly
    • Travel Agents
    • Tour Operators
    • Meeting Planners
    • Online Travel Agency (Expedia and Hotels.com only)
    • Wedding Planners
  • 11. Group-ies Welcome CONFIDENTIAL
    • Real Problem
    • Large Opportunity
    • Disruptive Technology
    • Traction
    • Business Model
    • The Team
    • Exit

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