InterConti awards to recognise agency partners

IHG will host its
inaugural Agency Awards at InterContinental London Park Lane this month.Honouring partnership, creativity and excellence, the IHG Agency Awards brings
together representatives of Europe’s major travel agencies to recognise the teams
and individuals who have provided the hotel industry with the highest levels of
value, innovation and support throughout the past year.

The seven award categories include Agency Account Manager / Director of the Year,
Conference & Incentive Agency of the Year, Agency Booking Team of the Year and
overall Agency of the Year.  The winners’ prizes include a brand new Vauxhall car -
highlighting Holiday Inn’s two-year sponsorship of Vauxhall’s VX Racing Team in the
British Touring Car Championship - and a luxury break at the InterContinental
Carlton Cannes.

Nominations are currently being gathered from IHG’s Global Sales Directors and IHG
hotels across EMEA, with a final judging panel comprising senior representatives
from our key franchise partners.

Andrew Waller, Executive Vice President Carlson Wagonlit UK, said: “Whoever wins, we
are really pleased to support and participate in this event .  Success is founded on
strong partnerships and these awards will recognise and acknowledge the hard work
that is put in on both sides.”

William Morris, IHG’s Vice President Sales & Marketing EMEA, said: “The IHG Agency
Awards gives us the opportunity to recognise the invaluable contribution our Agency
Partners make to our business. We’re delighted to be able to welcome our guests to
the InterContinental London Park Lane for what promises to be a great evening.