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ACCOR AND CVENT PARTNER TO LAUNCH AN INNOVATIVE SOLUTION DEDICATED TO B2B LEISURE CONTRACTS

Leading hospitality group is the first to roll out the new solution across more than 3,500 properties around the world

ACCOR AND CVENT PARTNER TO LAUNCH AN INNOVATIVE SOLUTION DEDICATED TO B2B LEISURE CONTRACTS

Leading hospitality group is the first to roll out the new solution across more than 3,500 properties around the world

Category: Worldwide - Events - Communication/Marketing
This is a press release selected by our editorial committee and published online for free on 2021-03-18


To prepare hotels for the revival of the tourism industry, which will begin with a speedier recovery in terms of leisure clientele and domestic travel, Cvent now enables the management of leisure RFPs, and Accor will be the first hospitality group to roll out the new solution out to its properties, starting from April 15, 2021.

Cvents all-new leisure RFP product will facilitate the end-to-end tracking of leisure contract creation, from making inquiries to hotels to charging rates in CRS and PMS. All the contract details will be available in the CRM tool. This integration will provide hotels and sales teams with 360 vision of sales activity in order to provide a high level of service to B2B customers.

The launch of this new digital solution will represent a competitive advantage by enabling hotel managers to look forward to the recovery with peace of mind thanks to a streamlined B2B inquiry process from start to finish. The solution will be available from April in almost 3,500 leisure-focused hotels in the 5,100+ properties that make up the Group.

Jointly designed with the teams at Cvent, the leading corporate RFP management and hospitality technology provider, the new solution benefits from the combined expertise of two global hospitality leaders, offering the functionality hotel managers and sales teams need to accelerate industry recovery and growth in this segment.

According to Markus Keller, Senior Vice President, Sales & Distribution Accor, We are delighted to announce the launch of the Cvents leisure RFP product at our hotels. It is the result of expertise and cross-company collaboration which brings together the best of Accor and Cvent. Developed during this unprecedented situation, this new solution will now be rolled out within our target properties. We are very pleased with our achievements to date and are keen to see how the solution will evolve.

Jim Abramson, Vice President of Product Management at Cvent said, Its been an honor for Cvent to partner with Accor, one of the most recognized hospitality brands in Europe, over the last decade. The launch of this new leisure RFP experience highlights our deep commitment to collaborating with our hotel partners around the world and to delivering the solutions they need to streamline processes and drive efficiency at scale. We look forward to supporting Accors continued success and finding new ways to facilitate the recovery of the travel and hospitality industry.

This announcement underpins Accors ongoing commitment to its hotel partners to help them increase their revenues and their market share thanks to cutting-edge software solutions from partners such as Cvent.


ABOUT ACCOR

Accor is a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,000 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The group has one of the industrys most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing luxury and premium brands, midscale and economy offerings, unique lifestyle concepts, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more. Accor also boasts an unrivalled portfolio of distinctive brands and approximately 300,000 team members worldwide. Over 65 million members benefit from the companys comprehensive loyalty program ALL - Accor Live Limitless - a daily lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. Through its Planet 21 Acting Here, Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity. Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACRFY)


About CVENT

Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider with nearly 4,000 employees, 30,000 customers, and 300,000 users worldwide. Cvent partners with hotels and venues to help them drive profitable group and corporate travel business. Event planners and corporate travel managers source more than $18 billion dollars in business through Cvents online platforms each year, and Cvent offers clients direct access to these buyers. Using Cvents digital marketing tools and software solutions, hoteliers attract valuable leads to grow their business, maximize the value of that business, and strengthen direct customer relationships. By connecting hotels with buyers and providing technology for winning and servicing customers, Cvent helps hoteliers grow and own their group and corporate travel business.

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