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Accor named official accommodation partner for NRL Touch Football

The two-year partnership will accommodate the world’s best touch footballers across a range of tournaments, camps and events.

The two-year partnership will accommodate the world’s best touch footballers across a range of tournaments, camps and events – from grassroots to elite – and provide Touch Football Australia’s 700,000 participants access to exclusive offers at Accor’s 340+ hotels, resorts and apartments across Australia via Accor’s lifestyle loyalty program and booking platform ALL – Accor Live Limitless.

Touch Football Australia CEO, Jamie O’Connor, welcomed Accor to the Touch Football family, which has one of the largest participation bases for any social sport in Australia.

“We’re delighted that we can provide a quality experience and accommodate our people at such a wonderful variety of well-appointed hotels, resorts and apartments,” Mr O’Connor said.

“Providing a welcoming, relaxed and comfortable environment is critical to achieving on-field success and, with Accor, we’re spoilt for choice with their wide range of accommodation options that cater to varying budgets.”

Accor Pacific Chief Commercial Officer, Renae Trimble, said: “Our team is very excited to welcome Touch Football Australia employees, players and their families to our properties.

“This partnership is particularly appealing to Accor as Touch Football is one of the most accessible and inclusive sports in the country, appealing to all demographics including men, women, children and families.

“Sport plays such a crucial role in Australian culture and, by tourism and sporting organisations working together, both consumers and the tourism industry will enjoy great experiences and rewards.

“Sporting organisations, like Touch Football Australia, are helping to revitalise the travel industry and energise our economy by encouraging people to travel once again.”

ALL’s Instagram and Facebook platforms will also provide an engaging insight into the travel habits of PainAway Australian Emus athletes through a series of video content pieces.

Catering for every budget from luxury to economy, Accor has more than 340 hotels, resorts and apartments to choose from in Australia, including international brands such as Sofitel, MGallery, Art Series, Pullman, Swissotel, Movenpick, Grand Mercure, Peppers, The Sebel, Mantra, Novotel, Mercure, Tribe, BreakFree, ibis, ibis Styles and ibis Budget.

Accor has some of the most stringent cleaning standards and operational procedures in the world of hospitality to ensure guest safety. Accor’s ALLSafe label certification, developed with and vetted by Bureau Veritas, represents Accor’s new cleanliness and prevention standards and provides assurance these standards have been met in Accor hotels.

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