Acquisition of Davidson Trahaire by Accor

4th Jul 2002

Paris, July 3, 2002._ Accor has acquired Davidson Trahaire, Australia’s leading corporate
human resources consulting and employee assistance company.
With 14 years of experience, Davidson Trahaire serves 450 of Australia largest corporations
and public institutions with a range of human resources support services, including employee
assistance programs, trauma debriefing and counseling, skills assessment and training.
The acquisition is in line with Accor’s strategic commitment to developing its second core
business, Services, in which it ranks among the world leaders.
Accor has 40 years’ experience in corporate services, beginning with its original Ticket
Restaurant® meal vouchers. Today, it is committed to expanding its offer with employee
assistance and human resources consulting services, which enable companies to combine
business performance with employee well-being.
Accor currently offers employee assistance services to more than five million people around the
world, in particular in the United States with WorkLife Benefits®, in the United Kingdom with
Employee Advisory Resource®, in France with Bien-être à la Carte® and in Sweden with
With 147,000 associates in 140 countries, Accor is the European leader and one of the world`s
largest groups in travel, tourism and corporate services, with two major international activities:
- hotels: more than 3,700 hotels (415,000 rooms) in 90 countries, casinos, travel agencies,
and restaurants;
- services to corporate clients and public institutions: each day, 13 million people in 31
countries use a broad range of services (food vouchers, people care and services, incentive,
loyalty programs, events) engineered and managed by Accor.


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