Google holds its first Hotelier Summit 2023 successfully in association with HRANI.

Continuing the efforts of facilitating members and also the hospitality fraternity, HRANI has partnered with Google. The Association will help hotels and Google to directly tie-up and enhance the brand visibility of a hotel unit on Google and drive direct bookings.

To disseminate the detailed information amongst members and fraternity, HRANI also partnered for the first Google Hotelier Summit 2023 in India which was held on 29 Mar 2023 from 1300 hrs to 1800 hrs at the The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel & Residences, Gurugram

The Summit witnessed the presence of Google experts and industry professionals from the travel and hospitality sector. The members of the Managing Committee from all Ten States & UT’s of Northern Region attended the event.

During the event, the welcome address was delivered by Chaitanya Chunduri, Head of Shopping Partnerships, Google. Garish Oberoi, President HRANI in his keynote address welcomed Google for recognizing the potential of India and investing in the hotel industry. He stated that HRANI has been a vibrant interface between Google and the members of Association and we look forward to more such collaborations to help the industry in the future.

Addressing the gathering, he further stated that Google is a friend of hoteliers who want to establish and build their online presence, grow direct bookings and engage your guests for a personal and positive experience. Take advantage of Google’s free tools and products to grow your direct bookings!

The Summit included presentations and panel discussions by industry experts on Deep-dive for Hotels: How to establish presence on Google; Taking ownership of your Google Business Profile; Getting the Best Out of Your Connectivity to Google and Extranet Connectivity. Activating hotel Free Booking Links [FBL] to drive direct bookings.

The experts included Hermione Joye, Sector Lead - APAC Travel, Google gave insight on travel trends and Google features. The other speakers included Dave Pavelko, Partnerships Director; Pratip Banerjee, Group Product Manager: Laura Marie, Team Lead Hotel Ads APAC, Google; Eugenie Lam, Head of APAC, Travel Partnerships Google; Deepak Sudhakar Strategic Partnerships Development Manager, Travel – APAC Google, Arvind Kannan, Product Manager Google. The speakers from the hospitality industry included Devanshu Bhatia, VP Marketing, Oberoi Hotels and Sundar Singaram, Secretary General, SIHRA.

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