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Pan Pacific extends partnership with HRS

Enhanced collaboration with tech firm enables more seamless automated hotel processes

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The renewed focus of the partnership is to explore growing opportunities in corporate travel, both globally and regionally.

SINGAPORE - Pan Pacific Hotels Group, one of Asia's most established hospitality companies, has extended its strategic partnership with HRS, the leading end-to-end technology provider in business travel.

The renewed focus of the partnership is to explore growing opportunities in corporate travel, both globally and regionally. Singapore-based Pan Pacific Hotels Group is growing its global footprint; the Group now has properties across 29 key markets in Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America. HRS works with more than 3,000 multi-national corporations on their managed hotel programs, including one-third of the Fortune 500.

WIN-WIN PARTNERSHIP
"Corporate travel managers are committed to offering their travellers quality hotels in the right locations, and at the right negotiated price. More corporate travel programs count on HRS to find these options around the world," said Frédéric Dumoulin, senior vice president of HRS Asia Pacific.

"Beyond those elements, hotels and corporations increasingly seek more automated, seamless processes that enhance distribution efficiencies. This ultimately helps make the traveller's journey easier. Forward-thinking hotel management companies like Pan Pacific know that building win-win partnerships such as this are vital to staying competitive."

CUSTOMERS FIRST
Pan Pacific Hotels Group's chief sales and marketing officer Cinn Tan said keeping abreast of evolving customer needs is critical to their business.

"HRS and Pan Pacific Hotels Group share a common mission of putting customers first. This partnership reinforces our ongoing goal to streamline vital processes to everyday hotel program management," said Ms Tan. "We look forward to leveraging new automated technologies to better serve our mutual clients in 2020 and beyond."

Pan Pacific Hotels Group currently manages nearly 50 properties across numerous key cities including Singapore, Beijing, Sydney and London. Business travel spending in Asia Pacific totalled US$615.4 billion in 2018, and is projected to grow by 5.8% annually through 2023 as per Global Business Travel Association estimates.