Founded in 1993, the company was established to develop a much needed venue search product and after 15 months of extensive collaborative research, lanuched the first electronic directory for meeting planners. Building further upon this resounding success, The Venue Directory was released on CD-ROM in 1996 followed two years later by the first version of giving users around the world instant and easy access to detailed information on thousands of venues. In 2000 a truly international site was rolled out featuring over 18,000 venues worldwide using the latest technology which also enabled the creation of private label sites for many of the leading hotel groups.