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NEWS| BCD signs deal with Taj Hotels

Travel management company BCD Travel has signed a two-year contract with Indian hotel company Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces. The five-star Indian-owned hotel group will become one of BCD’s preferred hotel partners in the Asia-Pacific region.

Jason Harris, BCD’s senior director for hotel relations, said he was “delighted” to have secured the deal. “Everyone is aware of the hotel availability issues in India so we need to be at the forefront of relationships with hotels such as Taj,” he said. “India is a key emerging market and business travel traffic is constantly growing.”

TECH| The Hilton Family of Hotels Launches Industry-First Personalized Group Web Pages

Editor| Finally. With all the ease of setting up a web-page and group page available out there it was time someone thought of it.
Finally, Hilton has.

e-Events Enables Customers To Shop, Plan, Book, and Manage Events Online with the a Personal Touch
Following the launch of its unique online group bookings for small functions of up to 25 guest rooms, called e-Events, the Hilton Family of Hotels has launched the next phase of its electronic event planning tool: complimentary Personalized Group Web Pages.

Features of the Personalized Group Web Pages include:

•The ability for event planners to create their own Personalized Group Web Page online 24/7 at no cost for any event that includes guest rooms1,

•Complete control placed in the hands of the event planner without depending on hotel input or involvement unless requested,

•A means for event planners to promote their events and display important event details for attendees/guests all in one place,

•The ability for event planners to select their own chosen color scheme, two photos, and event details such as maps and schedules,

•A booking mechanism that directly links to the group block, providing easier and more accurate hotel and rate information for attendees/guests.