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Great Hotels of the World launches 2012 Meetings, Incentive and Corporate Travel Directory

22 November 2011

Great Hotels of the World ( http://www.ghotw.com/), the global hotel sales and marketing alliance, has announced the launch of a brand new trade directory combining their Meetings, Incentive and Corporate Travel collections for 2012.

The new Meetings, Incentive and Corporate Travel Collection 2012 will be officially launched at next week’s Exhibition for the Incentive Business Travel and Meetings (EIBTM) in Barcelona, Spain, where Great Hotels of the World will be exhibiting on stand E320. The 2012 edition includes over 130 of the world’s best MICE and corporate properties, all offering exceptional facilities and services for groups and corporate travellers.

The directory will also be distributed to meeting planners and corporate travel buyers and will be available at trade events, including Meeting Forums ( http://www.ghorg.com/forum/) and Road Shows http://www.ghotw.com/venuefinder/road-shows.aspx.

Meeting and Incentive entries to the directory showcase what each property has to offer, including their location, room facilities, hotel facilities, unique selling points and top incentive attractions, as well as details on the capacity of each meeting room in each meeting style. Corporate entries to the directory showcase what each property has to offer the business traveller, including the hotel’s facilities, specific corporate facilities and activities available for guests during business hours as well as leisure time.

John Clarke, Director of Sales and Marketing at Great Hotels of the World comments: “With a wide selection of MICE and corporate properties worldwide, our 2012 directory is the finest yet. Providing our hoteliers with greater exposure and allowing our trade partners to find a range of hotels suitable for their meetings, incentives and corporate travel events, the directory is a fantastic tool to aid buyers in selecting the perfect venue.”

The Meetings, Incentive and Corporate Travel Collection 2012 can also be browsed online as an e-book. This will be launched after EIBTM.

More information on Great Hotels of the World’s member properties as well as exclusive special offers can be found on Great Hotels of the World’s venue finding website http://www.ghotw.com/venuefinder.

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For press enquiries please contact:

Ashleigh Silverman - Marketing and PR Executive

Great Hotels of the World

Notes for editors:

Great Hotels of the World (http://www.ghotw.com) provides global hotel reservation, sales and marketing services for an exclusive portfolio of primarily independent hotels and resorts worldwide. Great Hotels of the World provides a range of products, services and innovative technology solutions for over 250 hotels worldwide through trade shows, e-marketing, business travel sales, meeting and incentive sales, public relations, Meeting Forums and a private label GDS chain code (GW).

By acknowledging that each hotels core business is different, Great Hotels of the World helps hotels and consumers to “find their niche” by categorising member hotels into niche travel markets. Great Hotels’ dedicated programmes are aimed at the leisure, meetings and incentive and corporate markets, whilst the individual leisure collections reach precise areas of the market in which the hotel specialises in including gourmet, spa, golf, honeymoon and many more.

Membership of Great Hotels of the World is split into three tiers: the Luxury Collection, the Premium Collection and the Classic Collection and is by invitation only. Hotels must meet strict criteria before being accepted into the brand.

Further information on Great Hotels of the World can be found at http://info.ghotw.com.

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