HotelPlanner.com Announces St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® as the Official Charity of the 4th Annual 2017 American Group Travel Awards

We are committed to supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital because it reflects similar values, including its generous no-bill policy, nurturing environment for patient families, and noble dedication to finding cures for childhood cancer to help save children everywhere.

HotelPlanner.com, the leading provider of online group hotel bookings worldwide, is pleased to announce for the second year in a row that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® will serve as the official charity of the 2017 American Group Travel Awards (AGTA), which will be held on Monday, November 13 in New York City at TAO Downtown.

Hosted by documentary film producer and former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan, the event recognizes leading suppliers delivering outstanding services and group travel experiences in North America. Additionally, the event presents an opportunity for industry professionals to unite and show support for the St. Jude mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®

“At AGTA we honor the best in group hospitality, an industry driven by generosity, kindness and a desire to provide comfort,” said Tim Hentschel, co-founder and CEO of HotelPlanner.com and Meetings.com. “We are committed to supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital because it reflects similar values, including its generous no-bill policy, nurturing environment for patient families, and noble dedication to finding cures for childhood cancer to help save children everywhere.”

During the event, nominees representing 22 award categories will be recognized, and there will be live entertainment, including performances by two of Broadway’s biggest shows Chicago and Waitress. There will also be a silent auction, giving attendees the opportunity to bid on highly coveted items and travel experiences, as well as a raffle for a one-carat diamond and magnum of champagne.

All proceeds raised from the silent auction and raffle will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened more than 50 years…

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