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Great Hotels Organisation announces Meeting Forums dates for 2009

Great Hotels Organisation (GHO) is a London-based luxury sales and marketing alliance representing some of the world’s finest independent hotels. The company has announced the dates for their Great Hotels Meeting Forums 2009.

Great Hotels Meeting Forums 2009:

GH UK Forum
 11-13 Jan
 The Elysium Hotel, Cyprus
 
GH German Forum
 1-3 Feb
 Le Méridien RA Beach Resort & Spa, Spain
 
GH French Forum
 29-31 March
 Pestana Casino Park, Madeira
 
GH Benelux & Scandinavia Forum
 13-15 Sept
 Clarion Stockholm, Sweden
 
GH Italy & Swiss Forum
 22-24 Nov
 Dunboyne Castle, Ireland
 

The Meeting Forums are two-day events comprising a series of 20-minute pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments between luxury member hotels of Great Hotels of the World and Special Hotels of the World and top meeting and incentive buyers from specific markets, all of whom have confirmed budgets to spend.

Over the two-day events, attendees have meetings with a selection of companies and agencies from a range of industries such as pharmaceutical, financial and automotive. 

Designed to focus on business, the events also aim to be enjoyable and provide opportunities to make business contacts.  The events include drinks receptions, gala dinners and networking activities which enables contacts and relationships to be made and allows the buyers to learn about the host destination.

Paul Smith, from Octopus Communications attended the GH UK Forum 2007, “It was one of the best factual industry events I have attended in the last eight years. The setting was superb, the quality of hotels was top class and the meeting structure was perfectly balanced with meetings intertwined with delicious lunches, dinners and leisure activities.

For more information on GH Meeting Forums please visit http://www.ghorg.com/forum/.

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For press enquiries and complimentary attendance please contact:

Brooke Jester
Marketing and PR Executive
Great Hotels Organisation
+44 (0) 20 7380 8561
bjester@ghorg.com

Note to editors:

Great Hotels Organisation’s family of brands include Great Hotels of the World (http://www.ghotw.com) andSpecial Hotels of the World (http://www.shotw.com). By acknowledging that each hotel has a different set of marketing requirements, Great Hotels Organisation allows its member hotels to choose from a comprehensive collection of sales and marketing initiatives in order to build their own ‘à la carte’ membership programme tailored to their individual objectives. By doing this, members are able to choose and purchase only the services they require, thus ensuring that membership fees are kept to a minimum and are focused on their specific requirements. Sales and marketing initiatives that members are able to take advantage of include: trade shows, e-marketing, business travel consortia sales, public relations, a private label GDS chain code and sales blitzes. Membership of Great Hotels Organisation is by invitation only and hotels must meet strict criteria before being accepted. Great Hotels Organisation manages the GW private label GDS chain code and toll-free voice reservation numbers operate globally. Further information on Great Hotels Organisation can be found at http://www.ghorg.com.

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