NASC Scores with Meetingmax - Association signs agreement for online housing reservation system

 Posted on: September 8 2016

Cincinnati, OH and Vancouver, BC; September 7, 2016 – The National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) announced today that it has signed a contract with Meetingmax, provider of the travel industry’s most flexible online housing reservation software. 

Through the agreement, Meetingmax’s online accommodation platform will handle hotel room bookings for NASC’s events and conferences, including the NASC Sports Event Symposium. The system will handle all 2,500 room nights associated with the 2017 symposium, to be held in Sacramento from March 27 to 30.

“As a member organization, customer service is of the utmost importance to us,” says Lori Gamble, Associate Executive Director, National Association of Sports Commissions. “By using the Meetingmax Housing software, our members and sponsors will be able to easily compare participating hotels and make their reservations online. On our end, it will allow our team to effectively manage the room blocks as they book up and quickly respond to requests for information and reservation changes.”

Previously NASC was not using a software system to track room nights. It relied on its hotel partners or the local convention and visitors bureaus to provide updates on its room blocks. As part of the association’s Hosted Buyer program, it managed the travel plans for a sizable group; handling changes was onerous and slow.  It was first exposed to the system in 2015 when it held its symposium in Milwaukee, whose CVB uses Meetingmax.

“Once we saw the light, there was no going back,” continues Gamble. “We had more knowledge to speak intelligently to our members and had a much faster turnaround time for requests.”

Meetingmax’s technology has gained popularity amongst meeting planners, conference organizers, and CVBs. Recognized for its stability and ease of use, Meetingmax’s software also allows for customizable features.

“Having the NASC rely on our software is huge point of pride,” says Jeff Duncan, President and CEO, Meetingmax. “Their members and guests are all in the industry and have high expectations. We’re excited to have them experience our system and see how it might be a fit for their events.” 

About the National Association of Sports Commissions:
As the non-profit 501(c)3 trade association for the sport tourism industry, the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) is the most trusted resource for sports commissions, destination marketing organizations (DMOs), vendors, and sports event owners. The NASC is committed to the success of nearly 800 member organizations and 2,500 serious-minded, sport tourism professionals. Since 1992, our promise has been to deliver quality education, ample networking opportunities and exceptional event management and marketing know-how to our members - sports destinations, sports event owners, and vendors to the industry - and to protect the integrity of the sport tourism industry.

About Meetingmax

Meetingmax provides the travel industry with the most flexible online housing reservation system. Tailored to meet the needs of convention and visitors’ bureaus, event planners, and organizations, the system provides users with a simple, yet powerful, means to efficiently manage conference and event room bookings. The software is used by travel organizations in dozens of North American destinations and by organizers of high profile events including South by Southwest, the World Police and Fire Games, Ironman Triathlons, the World AIDS Conference, and various USA National Sports Championships. The company is based in Vancouver, BC and can be found online at



For more information, contact:

Jackie Reau                                         Gwen Hardy
(For NASC)                                          
(for Meetingmax)      

Game Day Communications               Elettra Communications        



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