USA Triathlon has announced a partnership with HotelPlanner, an online provider of group hotel bookings and individual hotel stays worldwide, to serve as the national governing body’s official booking partner through 2022.
“Travel is at the heart of the multisport lifestyle and being able to easily reserve a comfortable, affordable and conveniently located hotel is key to that experience,” said Chuck Menke, USA Triathlon chief marketing officer. “HotelPlanner offers a best-in-class selection and customer service. We are proud to extend this platform through hotels.usatriathlon.org to our members, race directors and coaches as they plan travel for events throughout the year.”
In addition to USA Triathlon, HotelPlanner partners with other sports teams and leagues including the National Football League’s Washington Redskins.
“As a customer-focused organization, we look forward to enhancing the travel experience for more than 400,000 passionate multisport athletes in the United States,” said Tim Hentschel, co-founder and CEO of HotelPlanner. “Through our services, athletes can reduce the stress of planning their travel for race weekend and can rely on ideal accommodations once they arrive.”
HotelPlanner’s services will be available for USA Triathlon’s four owned National Championships—Age Group (sprint and Olympic-distance), Collegiate Club & High School, Duathlon, and Youth & Junior—as well as the new 2019 Legacy Triathlon. In addition, HotelPlanner will offer its services to USA Triathlon certified race directors and coaches. The deal also encompasses organizational travel, including for USA Triathlon National Team athletes and high performance staff, USA Triathlon national office staff and industry events such as the USA Triathlon Race Director Summit and the Art & Science of Triathlon International Coaching Symposium.