Active Network, a San Diego-based provider of cloud-based event management applications, has launched a new site selection tool that's part of the StarCite strategic meetings management platform, it announced yesterday. Called Meeting Locator, the online tool takes data from StarCite's spend management solution, as well as from Carlson Wagonlit Travel, to recommend meeting locations based on factors such as traveler locations, current airfare and hotel room rates, telepresence options and sustainability.
"Meeting Locator is an easy to use, intelligent tool to evaluate, forecast and make decisions about your meetings," reads an announcement emailed to customers by Active Network. "It helps meeting planners, travel managers and meeting owners be more efficient, cost effective and socially responsible for their programs."
Active Network, which acquired meetings technology company StarCite earlier this year, said Meeting Locator supports more than 100 different currencies and can be integrated into clients' existing workflow, since it's built into StarCite's spend management platform. The company plans to add additional capabilities to Meeting Locator this year.