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Four reasons to vote for us at the M&IT Awards

24 June 2019

As voting opens for one of the most prestigious meetings and incentive travel awards, we look at the reasons why Capita Travel and Events and NYS should get your vote.

1) Our creative and award-winning team

We have to start with our team as they simply make us who we are! They are creative, imaginative and not afraid to think outside the box. Our expertise from Capita Travel and Events is bought together with NYS to form ‘one team’, providing a more rounded offering and personalised service.

It is this passion that has led to Sarah Symmington, our Senior Event Manager, winning the MICE Manager of the Year category, and the team securing ‘Highly Commended’ at the Business Travel People Awards. The team were also finalists in the CHS Rising Star award, ITM awards, Serviced Apartments awards and the Conference News Agency awards. In fact, last year we won Bronze for the Best Intermediary Agency at the M&IT Awards 2019, so we want to make it gold next year!

2) Our unique meetingsPro software

Our meetingsPro software has revolutionised the way meeting planners are able to search, plan, book and manage all of their external requirements in one place. Built in-house by our specialist meetings brand, NYS, to address any challenges or inefficiencies in the traditional offline process, it has successfully provided a digital end-to-end meeting management solution.  

The online tool, which brings together venue finding, website creation, delegate registration, online reporting and an online education hub, has already helped global organisations achieve more than 19% cost savings and efficiencies through its ability to provide access to Meeting first (aggregated buying) rates, agreed terms and negotiated value added extras, in addition to venue details and peer feedback. It also provides valuable data insight to held understand booking behaviours and reduce off-site meeting costs.

Two of the most popular functions are the internal room management, which supports in driving down costs, and the integration with delegatePro, where users are able to self-build a bespoke delegate registration website for up to 25 delegates, quickly and easily.

3) Our customised Strategic Meetings Management

Described as “metrics and data-driven initiatives for managing your meetings more efficiently and effectively”, our strategic meetings management (SMM) delivers clear return on investment (ROI) and return on delegates experience (ROE) on your meetings. Using our SMM aids smarter buying, giving you visibility and control of your meetings spend, while having delegate wellbeing at its core. Our innovative technology removes inefficiencies and aids end-to-end management of internal to external meeting planning.

By taking a tailored and customised approach, SMM programmes are designed to support customers’ company culture and meet their own organisational objectives.

“By aggregating a wide range of managed meeting spend through NYS’ and Capita Travel and Events customer portfolios, we deliver compliance through confidence, guarantee added value and efficiencies to our customers,” explains Leanne Fowler, Director of SMM.

Our SMM is more strategic so companies don’t miss out on the buying power and venue relationships of collective purchasing to give breadth of opportunities within meetings and events.

As well as moving from fragmented buying to deliver savings, the delegate-tracker application provides behavioural insights and supports the focus on wellbeing.

4) Caribbean holiday is up for grabs

Could you turn down a luxurious holiday for two to Antigua? Thought not! This amazing trip can be won when you cast a vote in the M&IT Awards.  We’d love it if one of our customers won the trip!  

To vote for ‘Capita Travel and Events / NYS’, simply visit the M&IT Awards website, scroll down to category G Best Intermediary Agency - more than 40 employees. It should take no more than 20 seconds and your vote would mean a lot to us.

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