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Accor and the NRL have announced a major three-year agreement for the world-leading hospitality group to provide accommodation for the athletes of the NRL.

Andrew Abdo, CEO for the NRL said that the deal demonstrated the continued commitment and support of the NRL for the travel industry, creating jobs and helping local businesses and communities across Australia.

“The return of sporting events will help our economy recover quickly and boost the common welfare of our regions and great cities. People have been starved of live games, experiences and travel, and we know people are keen to reconnect.”

“Teaming up with Accor and signing this deal signals our commitment to aiding our nation’s rapid recovery. We cannot wait to welcome our fans back.”

Accor Pacific CEO, Simon McGrath said the partnership between Accor and the NRL was a powerful collaboration, one that will bring significant benefits for the economy and help the travel industry get back on its feet.

“Both sport and tourism have faced significant disruption throughout 2020; through this partnership the travel industry will work together with the NRL to deliver games for athletes and fans.”

“Every year, Australia hosts many sporting events that people attend from all over the world. Sport is a huge draw for tourists and supporters both domestically and internationally and has been a significant factor in our countries success.”

“Sport plays a crucial role in Australian culture. By tourism and sporting organisations working together, consumers will enjoy incredible experiences. Sporting events will help to revitalise the travel industry and energise our economy, encouraging people to travel once again.”

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, Swissôtel, Mövenpick, Grand Mercure, Peppers, The Sebel, Mantra, Novotel, Mercure, Tribe, BreakFree, ibis, ibis Styles and ibis Budget.