Accor Pursues International Development

9th Jul 2002

Paris, 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 InfoHelpLine®.

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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