Tourico Holidays announces partnership with Accor


Tourico Holidays announces partnership with Accor

ORLANDO, Fla. − November 15, 2012 − Tourico Holidays today announced a new partnership with Accor Hotels that allows for the company’s portfolio to be distributed through the worldwide travel wholesaler. This agreement will offer clients an even greater variety of hotels and destinations globally.

As the newest addition to Tourico Holidays’ Direct Connect Program, Accor has rolled out 400 hotels initially in key cities around the world with the goal of 1,200 hotels across 92 countries within the next 2 years. This includes Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, MGallery, ibis and others. Through Tourico Holidays’ Direct Connect Program, clients have access to consistent, branded products, real time and last-minute availability and seamless commission and net-based model. With over 15,000 properties across 5,000 cities worldwide available through Direct Connect, tour operators and other travel businesses can get the destination coverage they need.

“This is a very exciting partnership between Europe’s largest hotel and the fastest growing travel wholesaler in Europe,” comments Dermot Quigley, EVP of Global Product Development. “With a 40% growth in Europe last year, this Direct Connect partnership will solidify Tourico Holidays’ place in the European market place by providing our clients with Accor’s impressive products, promotions and translated content.”

“Accor is proud to announce this new partnership offering dynamic inventory and real-time rates and availability to Tourico Holidays’ global client base’ states Steven Eidelberg, Senior Director of Sales, Leisure & Group for Accor Global Sales NA. “Accor continues to rapidly expand across the globe, opening almost 1 hotel per day. As we grow, it is imperative to develop connectivity with our strategic partners such as Tourico Holidays.”

Tourico Holidays currently has Direct Connect partnerships with over 10 chains covering more than 115 countries: Hilton Worldwide, InterConitinental Hotels Group, Best Western®, Choice Hotels®, Caesars Entertainment®, Minotel, Sandals® Resorts and more. Easily accessible through all Tourico Holidays booking channels, the comprehensive, branded-inventory is impeccably integrated into the existing inventory on TouricoHolidays.com, White Label and Host-to-Host connections.


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Tourico Holidays’ Announces Philanthropic Partnership…

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Tourico Holidays Announces Philanthropic Partnership
with Give Kids The World Village

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 30, 2012) − Tourico Holidays, Inc., a worldwide travel wholesaler with a history of philanthropic giving, today announced that it has adopted Give Kids the World Village as their official philanthropic partner. Give Kids The World Village is a 70-acre, non-profit “storybook” resort, located near Central Florida’s most beloved attractions, where children with life-threatening illnesses and their families are treated to week-long, cost-free fantasy vacations.

By partnering with Give Kids the World Village, Tourico Holidays is able to deepen its charitable roots with a cause that is local to its Orlando-area headquarters.

“Tourico Holidays has been a long-time supporter of Give Kids the World, but we wanted to establish a deeper commitment to the charity by serving as a true partner,” said Uri Argov, CEO of Tourico Holidays. “Being local to their operations means we are able to provide the hands-on assistance and additional business resources the organization may need. We’re also happy to be serving some of the inspirational families that visit Give Kids the World Village − and give them a unique Orlando experience.”

As part of its commitment to Give Kids the World Village, Tourico Holidays has initiated a company-wide program that includes the automatic withdrawal for employee donations with a company match, “Work Week” volunteer windows, and a Volunteer of the Year award.

“The Give Kids The World vacation is about offering each wish child the opportunity to participate in as many exceptional experiences as possible during a weeklong dream escape” mentions Mitch Goldberg, Director of Development for Give Kids the World. “The Give Kids The World vacation is about offering each wish child the opportunity to participate in as many exceptional experiences as possible during a weeklong dream escape,” states Pamela Landwirth, President of Give Kids The World. “As an international vacation provider involved in some of the most meaningful vacations imaginable, Tourico Holidays is the perfect partner for Give Kids The World.”

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