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Passkey Books 5

Passkey, a Quincy, Mass., group reservation software application service provider, recently signed five Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs) in the Mid-West and West.

The new clients are Greater Columbus, Dallas, Muncie, Reno-Sparks and Sacramento. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"These cities' choice of Passkey further validates that a cross-platform protocol to effectively manage meetings and conventions is critical to a CVB and hotel's client base," said Tim Durant, a Passkey executive vice president.

The software delivered by Passkey provides all parties involved in city-wide meeting and convention planning with real-time reports and updates at any time.

"Passkey's Internet-based technology helps make our city a more attractive convention destination because it offers real-time reservation information to our customers (the meeting planners), our hotel partners and ultimately the end-user," said Joseph Marinelli, senior vice president, Greater Columbus CVB.

Privately held Passkey was founded in 1996.

It is backed by venture capital fims and travel industry heavyweights including: Lazard Technology Partners, Sabre , Galileo , Worldspan, TravelCLICK, DRV and McCord Group Travel Services.