Group Bookings Available on Florida Tourism Website

Miami -- Group hotel bookings are now available on the website of Visit Florida, the state's tourism marketing agency, through a partnership with Group Travel Planet.

"Travelers interested in visiting Florida can take advantage of the special discounted group rates through Group Travel Planet's inventory and use the company's proprietary technology to manage a group hotel reservation," said Eileen Forrow, vice president of sales for Visit Florida, in announcing the new booking feature on Monday.

Along with searching for and reserving room blocks, planners can add or drop rooms from their blocks, make room assignments, and pay for rooms in the block by check or credit card or leave payment to the individuals occupying the rooms.

Planners can access Visit Florida's group booking capability from the "Travel Professionals" link at the bottom of the homepage, at www.visitflorida.com. Planners can also charter motor coaches and buy tickets to attractions through the Group Travel Planet booking engine.