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Friday, 01 May, 2015, 13 : 00 PM [IST]

Accor partners with to promote Golf Tourism in India

Accor Hotels has partnered with, a e-commerce channel for Golf retail, to promote the development of Golf Tourism in India. With this tie up, Accor’s hotels in India will provide ‘Golf Concierge’ service for their customers. is India’s first and largest one-stop shop service for Golf, with direct tee time access to over 25 golf courses across 10 cities in India.

As per the tie up, Accor’s branded properties - Sofitel, Pullman, Grand Mercure and Novotel in cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam will offer services such as 24 hour ‘Golf Concierge’service; information on rates and details of the golf courses around each hotel; access to an online Tee timing system; online payment gateway access across 60 banks and all International credit cards, Caddy assistance and golf cart rentals on the golf courses; special Golfing holiday packages in partnership with airlines, etc. to golf enthusiasts.

The Golf Concierge service was first launched at Sofitel Mumbai BKC and Novotel Ahmedabad but it will now be extended at Novotel Pune, Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre, Novotel Kolkata Hotel and Residences, Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach and will be made available at Pullman New Delhi Aerocity over the next couple of months.

"We are excited about this unique partnership with and the growing popularity of golf tourism in India. With the sports fast gaining its popularity, we foresee growth in in-bound tourism giving Accor a tremendous opportunity to meet the needs of leisure and business travellers. Through this partnership we look forward to providing our travellers with alternative weekend get-aways and vacations. We look forward to promoting golf tourism in India made available across our network of luxury, upscale and leisure hotels,” said Nikhil Dhodapkar, Regional Director, Sales and Marketing, Accor India.

“This concept is the first of its kind in India and we are thrilled to be associated with a renowned global brand such as Accor. Our partnership with Accor will help us act a catalyst to leverage on the development of Golfing Tourism in the country through Internet and various e-commerce channels" said Dinesh Thakur, CEO & Founder,
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