SportsEngine Partners with Leading Travel Provider, Priceline.com
SportsEngine, Inc., an NBC Sports Group company, today announced a partnership with Priceline Partner Network, the partnership brand of Priceline.com. The partnership will provide discounted travel and lodging to SportsEngine users, through a SportsEngine specific travel search engine.
The partnership with Priceline.com is part of SportEngine’s ongoing commitment to provide value-added benefits along with its suite of solutions for local youth sports clubs and leagues. The addition of travel and lodging services is in response to the increased interest by competitive youth organizations to accommodate regional travel and overnight stays throughout their sports season. Through the new Priceline.com portal, registered SportsEngine users will gain access to affordable rates on transportation and hotels across the country. This benefit to SportsEngine users also includes any travel not associated with their sports schedule.
“The cost of participating in youth sports continues to rise. By adding travel and lodging costs on top of that, it can be a pretty significant financial burden for families,” said Jenna Soule, Director of Marketing and Communications, SportsEngine. “The new Priceline.com portal will be a go-to benefit for our families to ensure they get the lowest rates on all of their travel needs and is in line with our mission to help simplify the sports lives of youth athletes, parents, coaches and clubs.”
More than 1 million teams, leagues and clubs use SportsEngine to run their website, tournaments, leagues, online registration and mobile apps. Through these applications, sports teams, clubs and leagues are able to drastically reduce the time they spend on administration and communication, allowing them to focus more time on developing their athletes.
“One of our goals is to streamline travel and provide the best deals to all customers within our network,” said Randy Schartner, President, Priceline Partner Network. “Paired with SportsEngine’s desire to seamlessly facilitate the sports lives of all their customers through powerful online tools, the partnership is a win-win for everyone.”
The travel booking portal through Priceline.com will be live in the coming months. At that time, all users of SportsEngine will be able to access the portal for exclusive discounted hotel rates, book hotel blocks for team travel, and more.
Helping the world play smarter and live more, SportsEngine, Inc., an NBC Sports Group company, is the leading provider of Sport Life Management mobile applications for 14 million coaches, parents, and athletes, and Sports Relationship Management tools for governing bodies, leagues, clubs, associations and events. SportsEngine, Inc. powers over 1 million teams, leagues, and clubs, helping them manage, connect, and communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders, including athletes, parents, administrators, coaches, referees, scouts, volunteers, fans, journalists, and sponsors. Founded in 2008, SportsEngine, Inc. is based in Minneapolis, MN. For more information, please visit www.sportsengine.com; like the company on Facebook at Facebook.com/sportsengine; or follow SportsEngine on Twitter at twitter.com/@sportsengine.
About Priceline Partner Network
The Priceline Partner Network (PPN) http://www.pricelinepartnernetwork.com is the private-label distribution channel for http://www.priceline.com travel services. Working behind the scenes, PPN powers travel websites for a spectrum of affinity groups, airlines and hotel management firms and chains. PPN believes that it offers the most customizable private-label travel affiliate program on the market today. PPN’s private-label services include hotels, flights, rental cars, flight & hotel packages, and Priceline.com’s famous Name Your Own Price travel services for hotels, airline tickets and rental cars.
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