LeisureLink, a provider of electronic distribution for vacation rental properties and Groople, an online group travel booking resource, announce a new partnership offering vacation rental accommodations for group travel.

"Vacation rentals are a perfect fit with group travel," said Mike Stacy, Groople CEO. "The lodgings provide a completely different experience than a typical hotel, and offer multi-bedroom configurations that are a tremendous value for groups," he said. "LeisureLink's vacation rental inventory creates a host of new options for group travel," Stacy said.

LeisureLink has vacation rental properties in hundreds of locations throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The properties include condominiums, timeshare resorts, and condominium hotels. Each property has its own distinctive character.

"Group travel represents an entirely new revenue source for vacation rental managers," said Erik Hovanec, President and Chief Executive Officer of LeisureLink. "Our partnership with Groople places our clients in yet another channel that will strengthen their business and offer consumers a terrific value," he said.

Through a deep understanding of specific group needs, Groople has developed a consumer friendly search tool that matches the desires of the groups with appropriate products. Whether it's a baseball team needing 20 rooms for an away game or the star sales team heading off for their well deserved reward trip, Groople locates and offers properties that best meet the needs of each group. Groople simplifies the group booking process and provides checklists and planning advice for specific group needs. Groople also provides the tools for group coordinators to communicate and collaborate with group members on details and opinions about travel plans.