TRAVEL agents can learn about new developments at Marriott and stand a chance of winning a seven-night stay at one of the group’s properties, when they attend the company’s annual industry get-together next month.


Now in its 10th year, Marriott’s Global Pursuits, which takes place in London, enables hotel representatives to meet agents and operators to discuss requirements and developments.


More than 350 Marriott properties in 38 countries will be represented at the two-day event, with new exhibitors including all Courtyard properties in the UK, the new Marriott Hotel Twickenham, the recently acquired Paris Rive Gauche Hotel, Ghent Marriott Hotel and the Renaissance Hotel, Barcelona.


This year, for the first time, all of Marriott’s international hotel brands will be represented – JW Marriott Hotels, Marriott Hotels and Resorts, Renaissance Hotels and Resorts, Courtyard by Marriott and Ritz-Carlton.


Vice-president global sales Europe John Licence said: “This show has become a landmark on the Marriott calendar and has grown considerably over the years. We are looking forward to welcoming more than 600 people to the two-day event.


“We’re delighted to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of Global Pursuits this year, proving this event is a winning formula for Marriott and its clients.”


Visitors can make appointments with individual suppliers using an online appointment schedule system. Among other break-out areas, visitors will be able to have meetings in a mini replica of British Airways’ Terraces Lounge. The airline is the major sponsor of the event.


There will be several prize draws for visitors to enter. The top prize is a seven-night trip for two to the JW Marriott Hotel Cairo, including a round of golf and dinner. Return flights will be provided by BA.


The event takes place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, on September 5 and 6 from 11am to 6.30pm. There will be an evening party on both days at 7pm.


To register, go to Globalpursuits.com