AccorHotels Brings In 2nd Year Of Its Largest International Showcase To India
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Business Events | April 16, 2018 | News
The most respected and highly anticipated hotel exhibition, The Accorhotel Showcase commenced on March 21, 2018 in Mumbai and March 23, 2018 in Delhi. It witnessed participation from 35 hotels and resorts from the global network along with 22 hotels from India.The Showcase was the ideal platform to discuss how to work together to benefit from the burgeoning travel market. The delegates were representing India’s top-most travel agents, wholesalers, corporate clients, tourism partners, and MICE organisers in attendance, this was the largest-ever AccorHotels Showcase event in Asia Pacific.
This milestone event was held at Sofitel, Mumbai BKC and Pullman New Delhi Aerocity. The Showcase was designed to be a knowledge sharing platform on the AccorHotels brands and what makes their properties an attractive business and leisure destination. One of the key takeaways from the Showcase was that MICE is on the rise globally – with multiple events being held internationally, but also in India which is becoming a chosen destination for MICE.
Speaking on the success of Showcase 2018, Arif Patel, Vice President Sales, Marketing, Distribution & Loyalty AccorHotels said, “By 2020, Indian outbound travel is estimated to reach 48 million and foreign tourist arrival is forecasted to cross the 10 million mark. Today, Indians are expanding their travel maps and are travelling beyond countries like Thailand, Singapore or Dubai to Turkey, Amsterdam, Ajman, Paris, New Zealand and Spain. This annual AccorHotels Showcase gives an opportunity for our attendees to engage with AccorHotels representatives from around the world to see how best we can work together given the opportunities in the market. Moreover, it is overwhelming to see how the AccorHotels’ brands have been accepted positively, especially our luxury brands – Raffles, Fairmont and RIXOS overall and the Fairmont and RIXOS for weddings.”
The daylong event was packed with networking sessions where customers discovered the group’s newest offerings and met with hotel representatives from across the region, and it concluded with a fun evening of music and dance, entertaining guests over a selection of finest F&B options, bringing the AccorHotels Showcase to an exciting finish.
The Accorhotel Showcase, one of the highly anticipated events of the year concluded on a high note in Mumbai and Delhi bringing together 1,200 delegates.