And 2018 is here!!! We’re excited for the year and have lots of developments in the pipeline for both our Venue Host and Event Organiser members.
We asked 150 of our loyal and prospective customers: What would make venue search and booking easier? Here’s is a sneak peak of a few things you can expect from us this year….
1. Ratings & Reviews
You told you’d like to be able to search by “highest rated” venues as well as read reviews left by fellow members before booking. This year you’ll be able to read reviews written by you and others on venues right across the UK.
2. Shareable Shortlists…
You told us that you love the “pink heart” Shortlist feature we delivered in 2017… but would now like to save and share multiple shortlists with colleagues. This is currently being developed, so you’ll be able to email and print your shortlist to share with your boss or team-mate.
3. The Exec Members Club
We know that being responsible for organising meetings and events gets little thanks for the hard work put in. So, we want to reward you for that hard work and thank you for being a VenueScanner member. The Members Club will be available to PAs and organisers who book more than two meetings or events per year with VenueScanner. We’ll be offering you
• Vouchers for your favourite beauty, gifting and shopping brands.
• The best restaurant and cocktail bar deals.
• Invites to networking and career building events.
• Invites to exclusive venue openings and much more!
4. Faster Booking… Real-Time Venue Availability
Often, you’re tasked with booking venues at the last minute… this is hard and venues aren’t always the quickest to respond. So, we’re tackling this in a couple of ways. Firstly, building real-time calendar availability. And secondly by ensuring that venues responding fastest to enquiries appear at the top of your search.
5. More Affordable Venues
Meeting rooms for short periods and venue spaces for corporate events are still too expensive. This results in your meetings ending up cramped in the tiny room available in the office, on a video call… or not at all. So, we’re working hard to build partnerships with awesome pub groups, community centres, libraries and coffee shops to offer you much more affordable spaces. In addition, we ensure that you’re anonymous to venues so that they can’t base their pricing upon your company name.