Hospitality

AccorHotels launches online solution to simplify leisure bookings

DELHI: AccorHotels announced a new group online booking tool, Leisure Online (LOL) for partners in the Indian tourism industry including travel agencies and tour operators.

This digital solution provides travel professionals with real time availability and best rates guaranteed for leisure group bookings of 15 to 60 people (from 8 to 30 rooms) at more than 900 hotels and resorts worldwide, including India, reports The Economic Times.

Leisure Online allows bookers to consult for single, double and twin room availability in real time, receive access to the best available rate (rates are dynamic net rates and inclusive of breakfast) with an option to confirm instantly.

Accessed via www.accorhotels.com/tourism, the Leisure Online booking tool also enables online users to pre-book directly in the hotel’s system, including additional services such as restaurant bookings and porterage at the click of a button. Further, being an online tool, Leisure Online notifies hotels in real time and they respond to requests within 24 hours.

Arif Patel, VP, sales, marketing, distribution and loyalty at AccorHotels India said: “Indians today have emerged as the world’s newest globetrotters, spurred by a vastly improved spending power coupled with declining airfares, improved connectivity and strong uptake for Visa on Arrival and evisas.

Increasingly more Indians, especially from non-metro cities are turning to travel as the primary leisure option and the trend will continue to stronger in times to come. That said, group bookings remain a cumbersome task for tourism fraternity.”

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