John Burgess, Manager – Leisure Travel Division of Preferred Travel of Naples, recently attended the ACCOR Travel Agent Advisory Board meeting in Istanbul, Turkey.
As an Advisory Board member, Burgess represented Preferred Travel at the annual meeting which was held at the Raffles Istanbul Hotel, one of ACCOR’s many luxury hotels.
The Advisory Board is made up of 22 high level representatives of the country’s leading agencies, along with a few agencies from Brazil, Canada, United Kingdom, France and Ireland. There were 10 members who are senior executives of the ACCOR Hotel Group: Sofitel, Raffles, Fairmont, M Gallery, plus marketing and VP’s of Global Sales and Global Luxury Sales in attendance. Preferred Travel is the only agency in the Southern United States to be included.
With the help of Advisory Board representatives from around the world, the meeting was held to review policies, new plans and strategies, acquisitions, additions to the portfolio, and marketing strategies.
“The Raffles Istanbul was one of the finest hotels I’ve ever stayed, and I’ve stayed in thousands of the finest hotels around the world,” said Burgess “I feel Istanbul is ready for first-time and returning visitors. It felt very safe — I loved every minute of my stay and know that others will love this magnificent hotel as well.”
Burgess added that the annual meeting was very important to all who attended as improvements for the travel and leisure industry are reviewed and discussed.
ACCOR is the parent company of such well-known brands as Sofitel, Fairmont, Sofitel Legend, SO/Sofitel, M Gallery, Pullman, Swissotel and many other prestigious hotels and resorts.
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