From The Venue Directory to venuedirectory.com
In 1993, ‘The Venue Directory’ was created by Richard Parkin to fulfill a need in the market for a corporate venue finding service. It was a few years before the online venuedirectory.com was launched, with the data initially being released on CD ROM for the first few years of business. At the start of the new millenium, ‘The Venue Directory’ was rebranded as venuedirectory.com as it launched to the online market as a free venue finding service, allowing the expansion to more venues, including international ones.
Since the launch of the company, 25 years ago, venuedirectory.com has continued developing with a variety of new products, including the launch of the ‘Global Reservation Accomodation and Travel Information'.
At the start of the new decade, venuedirectory.com launched the ‘Virtual Showround’ video channel as a new way for venues to show off their meeting and events space. This successful innovation went on to be awarded as the ‘Best Integrated Marketing Campaign’ and ‘Best Use of Video Marketing’. The new decade also brought around a growing need for small meetings and events, which led to the launch of the ‘Live Availability’ booking widget. This intelligent tool is added onto venues websites where clients can easily make commission free bookings 24/7.
Celebrating Growth and Success
The company is growing from strength to strength, now working with 68 business channels including 44 booking agents, 15 convention bureaux, 39,000 web users and over 24,600 UK venues and nearly 60,000 venues worldwide. Now in 2018 the business is only growing stronger, with an exciting launch of a new modern website look rolling out over the next few months.
venuedirectory.com would like to thank all of its dedicated clients for the past quarter of a century of business. Here’s to a continued positive relationship for the next 25 years and beyond!