Some of the Lifestyle team enjoying a site visit to the Pullman Skipper Hotel with Ana Bistagne (International Sales Manager)
LifestyleDMC is proud to announce that we have partnered with the ACCOR chain of hotels to organise a Familiarisation Trip for 10 top UK buyers prior to the IBTM Exhibition in Barcelona this year.
The partnership is a perfect match of two companies with shared values for investing in their teams and committing to excellent standards at all times. The ACCOR chain already owns the 5 Star Pullman Skipper Hotel and this will be an opportunity for the buyers to see the newly acquired Fairmont Grand Luxury 5 Star Hotel (formally Rey Juan Carlos I).
“We have put together an exciting agenda for the buyers from the UK” says Tony Anagor CEO of LifestyleDMC. “Most of our guests will have been to Barcelona many times but we are confident that we will be able to show them a few gems that they may not have seen yet. We want to give them some unique ideas for venues both inside and outside of the city as well as creative suggestions for events and incentive trips.”
The IBTM is one of the most important events in the industry calender, it takes place in Barcelona every year and brings together Exhibitors, Hosted Buyers and Trade Visitors. Starting in Geneva in 1988 the exhibition has grown in popularity over the years. In 2004 the exhibition came to Barcelona and this has been its home since then.
Thousands of visitors come to visit Barcelona during the IBTM, but very few actually get a chance to see much of the city. Our experiences shows us that in between the structured appointments and networking events, there is very little time to “experience” Barcelona. With this FAM trip our guests will be flying out a day earlier in order to enjoy a full day of activities with the LifestyleDMC and ACCOR Hotels team.
Ana Bistagne (Accor Hotels) and Tony Anagor (LifestyleDMC) at the M&I Forum in Scottsdale Arizona.
This is not the first time that ACCOR and Lifestyle have teamed up successfully, in May of this year we teamed up in Scottsdale, Arizona to form a partnership at the M&I Forum. With it´s ideal location and friendly staff, the Hotel Pullman Skipper is a favourite for a MICE events in Barcelona.
With this year´s IBTM only days away, our office is buzzing with excitement and we look forward to new connections for 2017.