Accor has inked a new partnership with venuedirectory.com to streamline event bookings for planners.
The venue finding platform covering 80 properties nationally is now directly integrated with Accor’s diary management system.
This means that the planner’s RFP will be shared directly with the conference team at the specific Accor property leading to a quicker response.
Dana Lewis, VP M&E, Luxury M&E & Leisure, Northern Europe at Accor said: “This has been a tough year for us all in the industry and we are delighted to work with venuedirectory.com through this time to deliver this significant technology enhancement.”
Venuedirectory.com was launched in 1993 and now has a database of over 400,000 meeting and event spaces in 170 countries.
In 2008 it launched the UK’s first end to end solution for meetings management – GRATIS – which is today used by over 50 specialist businesses and organisations throughout the UK.
“This speeds up the response process for hotels which ultimately brings time-saving benefits for meeting and event planners. As more and more hotels and venues are integrated, it will facilitate bookings and support the recovery of our industry,” said Michael Begley, CEO of venuedirectory.com.