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Accor introduces golf concierge service in India

Accor, one of the world’s leading hotel operator has announced a multi-level partnership with to promote the development of Golf Tourism in India

Accor, one of the world’s leading hotel operator has announced a multi-level partnership with to promote the development of Golf Tourism in India. is one of India’s largest one-stop shop service for Golf, with direct tee time access to over 25 golf courses across the country. will provide their ‘Golf Concierge’ services across selected Accor hotels in India. The partnership is reflective of the growing popularity of the sport in India.

Nikhil Dhodapkar, regional director, sales and marketing, Accor India said, “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.”

With a focus on extending specific and unique services in 25 prominent golf courses across 10 cities and eight states in India, guests and golf enthusiasts can look forward to the implementation of ‘Golf Concierge’ service made available at the Sofitel, Pullman, Grand Mercure and Novotel properties in the country. Selected Accor hotels in 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; Rental of branded golf sets from the hotel or golf course; Caddy assistance and golf cart rentals on the golf courses; Special Golfing holiday packages in partnership with airlines

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.

Dinesh Thakur, CEO and founder, said, “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.”

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First published on: 24-04-2015 at 17:57 IST