ECAL launches ‘Stay ‘n Play’, a global partnership with Booking.com
AUSTRALIA, 12th October 2021 – ECAL, the world’s leading calendar marketing platform, has launched ‘Stay ‘n Play’, in partnership with one of the world’s leading digital travel companies, Booking.com.
In a world first, Stay ‘n Play is set to deliver the best available accommodation offers around upcoming events, straight into the personal digital calendar of its users.
Detailed accommodation information will include recommended properties, pricing, and reviews, with a direct link to browse and book the best available stays from Booking.com nearest the venue – from hotels, homes, apartments and other unique places to stay.
Stay ‘n Play is yet another breakthrough innovation for ECAL’s growing roster of top tier events publishers, and its millions of users worldwide.
It’s perfect timing for event organisers and fans who have an insatiable thirst for live events right now, and is great encouragement for friends and families to stay on and celebrate after their favourite sports event, show, concert, or festival.
Hot off the heels of launching Hyper to facilitate instant payments from the calendar, Stay ‘n Play reinforces ECAL’s desire to provide its audience with important, personalised and actionable information around the moments that matter, at the right time and in the right place.
ECAL Founder and CEO, Patrick Barrett says: “We are proud to bring such a wonderful innovation to market, to help support the ‘return of fans’ movement we are seeing right now around the world. We want to make it as easy as possible for our users to engage and participate in the moments that matter the most to them.”
Xaveer Fluitman, Regional Director Marketing – Partnerships at Booking.com, says: “As we can begin to start experiencing the world again, our mission at Booking.com is to make it easy for everyone to do just that. We look forward to a strong partnership with ECAL that will enable travelers to search and book their perfect stay – powered by Booking.com – around the moments that matter to them through the ECAL Sync to Calendar product.”
Stay ‘n Play is now available for ECAL publisher clients.
A HyperKu company (hyperku.com), ECAL (ecal.com) is a world-leading calendar marketing platform, used by 300+ major brands globally across sports, entertainment, media, ticketing and payments. ECAL publisher clients include Premier League, NBA, LaLiga, FC Barcelona, ICC Cricket, England & Wales Cricket Board, Formula E, NBC Sports, Ticketek, AFL, NRL, Cricket Australia, NBL, The Australian Ballet and more.
ECAL is on a mission to help publishers communicate events better, and to enhance and simplify the experience for their audience. Headquartered in Melbourne, with a presence in London, Los Angeles, Singapore, Delhi and Manila, ECAL’s smart and dynamic ‘sync to calendar’ technology delivers important, hyper-personalised and actionable events direct to calendar, for better business outcomes.
The Stay ‘n Play booking portal is at https://www.staynplay.co
Part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), Booking.com’s mission is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world whenever it’s safe to do so again. By investing in the technology that helps take the friction out of travel, Booking.com seamlessly connects millions of travelers with memorable experiences, a range of transportation options and incredible places to stay – from homes to hotels and much more. As one of the world’s largest travel marketplaces for both established brands and entrepreneurs of all sizes, Booking.com enables properties all over the world to reach a global audience and grow their businesses. Booking.com is available in 44 languages and offers more than 28 million total reported accommodation listings, including more than 6.6 million listings of homes, apartments and other unique places to stay. No matter where you want to go or what you want to do, Booking.com makes it easy and backs it all up with 24/7 customer support.