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Integrated Platform Streamlines Operations for Booming Esports and Youth Sports Markets

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 22, 2023)Alliance Reservations Network (ARN), a leading private-label travel technology company, launched a suite of new features today for its Group Productivity Solution (GPS) software. The move creates an easy, all-in-one solution for organizers throughout the booming youth sports markets. 

Unlike other technologies, GPS simplifies events from start to finish. The cutting-edge sports management and travel software combines tools for team registration, multi-venue scheduling, scoring and bracketing, roster management, communications, marketing, housing, analytics, and reporting – all in one place.

“We’re proud to provide the most comprehensive platform for managing youth sports and esports events,” explained Mike Mason, general manager at GPS. “Organizers and housing companies don’t need to hop back and forth between apps. They can manage the entire event from a simple one-stop shop.” 

“Our integrated platform provides business intelligence into the entire attendee journey,” Mason continued. “As a result, organizers can deliver more personalized and memorable experiences for young athletes and their families.”

GPS and ARN are part of Travel + Leisure Co. (NYSE:TNL), the world’s leading membership and leisure travel company.

Game Changer

According to Mason, most sports-event management software concentrates on one or two core capabilities. He believes organizers, coaches, and parents need a more connected technology. To that end, GPS combines all the essential tools for event management and group housing on one platform. 

The enhanced GPS software will be available to organizers and travel planners industrywide starting August 22, 2023. They can boost revenue, efficiency, and customer satisfaction with these notable new features below.

  • Integrated Registration & Housing lets event admins view team housing performance by room nights or reservations on one page for all stay-to-play teams. They can see at-a-glance if they’re hitting their goals. 
  • Scheduling Whiteboard enables organizers to create custom schedules in a fraction of the time. Build schedules for 300+ teams with ease using robust scheduling tools, including matchup data, drag-and-drop capabilities, conflict checking, attendee notifications, multiple layouts, and more.
  • Custom Communication tools save hours of work. Organizers and coaches keep everyone up to date, quickly sending emails based on status (goal not met, not started, exempt, and more).
  • Advanced Reservation Capture makes it easy to link reservations to teams – including those made outside the team block – to increase compliance and participation.
  • Real-Time Analytics & Reporting provides insights into registration trends, hotel occupancy rates, and team preferences to customize the experience and increase revenue. Organizers can offer preferred room types and adjust marketing strategies to attract more teams.

In addition, GPS Housing offers access to 600,000 hotels worldwide, including popular family-friendly brands near top sports venues. The solution also features group travel tools for RFP management, hotel booking, room block management, and invoicing. 

Booming Markets

The youth sports and esports markets are surging with no end in sight to expected growth. Destinations across the U.S. are investing in complexes and attractions to appeal to these lucrative markets.

“With events growing in numbers and attendance skyrocketing, organizers are overseeing more fields and letting more teams participate,” Mason said. “They need technology to manage registration and housing for thousands of kids and their families each weekend.”

“Our all-in-one sports management and travel software fits the bill and delivers a seamless, more personalized experience,” Mason concluded. “We’re thrilled to release our robust platform serving organizers, travel planners, clubs, coaches, esports enthusiasts, young athletes, and families.”  

For more information, visit gpsplaybook.com.

About Group Productivity Solution

Group Productivity Solution (GPS) is an all-in-one sports-event management software that puts all the essential tools in one place. No more hopping back and forth between apps. GPS simplifies event management from start to finish. The solution combines tools for team registration, multi-venue scheduling, scoring and bracketing, waiver management, email and text communications, marketing, group housing, analytics, and reporting. Organizers save time and delight customers with a simple one-stop shop. Visit GPSPlaybook.com. 

GPS is part of Travel + Leisure Co. (NYSE:TNL), the world’s leading membership and leisure travel company.

About Travel + Leisure Co.

As the world’s leading membership and leisure travel company, Travel + Leisure Co. (NYSE:TNL) transformed the way families vacation with the introduction of the most dynamic points-based vacation ownership program at Club Wyndham, and the first vacation exchange network, RCI. The company delivers more than six million vacations each year at 245+ timeshare resorts worldwide, through tailored travel and membership products, and via Travel + Leisure GO – the signature subscription travel club inspired by the pages of Travel + Leisure magazine. With hospitality and responsible tourism at the heart of all we do, our 18,000+ dedicated associates bring out the best in people and places around the globe. We put the world on vacation. Learn more at travelandleisureco.com.

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