AccorHotels joins LinkedIn: for professionals on the go, here’s the app that creates business
AccorHotels, world leader in the tourism and lifestyle sector, joins forces with LinkedIn, the largest online network of professionals in the world, through a partnership that improves its mobile app with an innovative service for travellers. All guests of AccorHotels can use the new function Business Check powered by LinkedIn to create and develop easily business opportunities.
This new service allows travellers in fact to identify professionals residing in the same city in which the visitor is staying and suggest connections to professionals of the same area. Romain Roulleau, Senior Vice President for E-Commerce & Digital Services at AccorHotels commented “The partnership between AccorHotels and LinkedIn is absolutely the first in the hospitality sector and will serve to improve many services that we offer through our mobile app that is used regularly by 60% of our business clients. This new service is able to generate many new work opportunities involving guests and bringing visibility to our hotel.”
Joshua Graff, VP Marketing Solutions EMEA of LinkedIn explains: “There are over 26 million business travellers on LinkedIn and thanks to the partnership with AccorHotels these professionals can be more informed, connected and productive during their travels. This service will make connecting to clients, service providers and old and new colleagues easier and simpler.” In detail, through Business Check powered by LinkedIn already available on the AccorHotels app, users who book the facilities of the group can, through mobile or tablet, use the various services, such as: connecting to one’s LinkedIn account and sharing their next travel designation with their own network with a click; identifying among their LinkedIn contacts who resides in the city they are visiting, keeping in touch with them and meeting them during their stay creating long lasting connections; broadening one’s network thanks to Business Check powered by LinkedIn suggestions. In occasion of the launch of the new service, AccorHotels has enriched the contents on LinkedIn for national and international travellers in France, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Australia and Brazil.