More benefits for BMC members as partnership confirmed with HotelPlanner

Posted by TeamBMC on 29/02/2024
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The BMC are partnering with HotelPlanner, a leading travel technology platform and hotel booking search engine. The partnership includes a revenue share on member hotel bookings as their Official Accommodation Provider for all BMC events.

This partnership means that all BMC members will receive discounted accommodation via the HotelPlanner platform.

The partnership reflects the need for travel, both domestic and international, as part of the activity range of BMC members, from international expeditions to domestic and regional competitions. It also complements other services and benefits, including BMC Travel Insurance, providing the opportunity for members to save on their travel costs as well as looking at how they travel as sustainably as possible.


The partnership will run for an initial four year period and as part of the agreement the BMC will receive profit-share on any bookings made through the limited-access portals. This means additional income will be put back into the organisation, playing an important role in supporting the work of the BMC, including recent policy work on the Outdoors For All manifesto to reduce barriers to accessing the outdoors.


Paul Ratcliffe, CEO of the BMC says, “We are delighted to announce this partnership at a significant time for the BMC and the climbing, walking and mountaineering community. To have the support from a brand not traditionally associated with our activities is a strong sign there is alignment across the broad areas of important work we cover.

“We are focussed on maintaining and growing the connection with our communities as we support people to take part in their activities safely, responsibly and sustainably. We cannot do that alone and working with like-minded organisations that share our values and goals is key. This relationship not only directly supports our work, but it will add value to our members and fits well with other services we provide.

“We have a clear programme of opportunities for organisations interested in supporting us. We welcome HotelPlanner into the BMC family and look forward to working in collaboration over the next few years."

Tim Hentschel, Co-founder & CEO, HotelPlanner, added: “We love partnering with endurance and adventure sports organisations because they bring people together, which is the business we’re in. Before and after conquering the mountains, athletes and participants need a good night’s sleep and a stress-free booking experience. We’re thrilled to be the official accommodation provider for the entire BMC organisation. Welcome to the HotelPlanner family,”.



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