Accor expo is ready to roll

Accor’s hotel expo, World of Accor, returns to the Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square this week for the second time as part of an 11 city tour, highlighting the importance of Thailand to Accor’s growing regional hotel network.World of Accor events have already been held in Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore in March, April and May with over 2,000 representatives from the travel industry and media attending the expo and press functions. After Bangkok, World of Accor moves to Jakarta for the final show in Asia, with three final events planned for Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney in early August.

Over 50 representatives from Accor’s worldwide network of over 4,000 hotels will participate in the trade expos to showcase new hotel products, and to discuss with clients their domestic, inbound and outbound hotel needs.

Travel agents, wholesalers, corporate travel bookers, meetings, conference and exhibition specialists and travel industry partners are all welcome to attend the events.

Remaining World of Accor events in Asia are:

- Bangkok 1 June
- Jakarta 14 June


During the next two years Accor will add over 70 hotels around Asia Pacific, bringing the group’s network close to 350 hotels.

According to Accor Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing - Asia Pacific, Ray Stone, Accor to announce important hotel signings in three destinations and update plans for hotel openings in 2006 and into next year.

“Interest in Accor’s hotel network in Thailand has never been greater, and we are delighted to welcome new hotels into our Thai network during the World of Accor.

“This is one of the most exciting eras for the tourism sector in the country, and Accor is undergoing a period of rapid expansion in Thailand and around Asia Pacific. We also have new hotels opening across the region in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Australia and the South Pacific, all popular destinations with business and leisure travellers. World of Accor provides us with an ideal platform to ensure our Thai partners and their customers are fully aware of new hotels and destinations on offer,” Mr Stone added.