The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers’ (ABPCO) Conference Cloud campaign continues to gain momentum, with 16 Glasgow-based hotels signing up.
The hotels are among the first to support the campaign’s latest drive to encourage accommodation providers to offer free Wi-Fi to conference delegates in their bedrooms. This takes the total number of Conference Cloud venues to over 200.
The Conference Cloud campaign, now in its second year, aims to encourage conference venues across the UK to provide Wi-Fi free of charge to conference delegates. ABPCO also recently extended the campaign to include delegate accommodation.
ABPCO Chair Jennifer Jenkins said: “We are pleased that the importance of the Conference Cloud campaign has been cemented by a number of hotels coming on board. We have long felt that delegates should have free access to Wi-Fi for their entire conference experience and this should naturally include their hotel.
“Free Wi-Fi has rapidly become a necessity as opposed to a luxury. The campaign has grown rapidly and will only continue to gather pace as an increasing number of delegates begin to expect free Wi-Fi from their conference venue.“
Over the past seven years business tourism has generated £971m to Glasgow’s economic impact. Conference delegates now account for one in five hotel beds sold in Glasgow, underscoring the importance of conventions to the local economy.
Scott Taylor, Chief Executive of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, added: “Wi-Fi is becoming a hygiene factor for the industry and is being viewed in exactly the same terms as heat, lighting and air-conditioning.
“The number of Glasgow hotels signing up to ABPCO’s Conference Cloud campaign shows that the city’s hoteliers are determined to deliver real benefits to what is a hugely important client base. I am delighted that Glasgow hotels are playing their part in this digital revolution.”
The full list of the Glasgow Hotels signed up for the Conference Cloud Campaign is:
- Baby Abode Glasgow
- Blythswood Square
- Cameron House on Loch Lomond
- Campanile Glasgow Airport
- Carlton George Hotel
- CitizenM Glasgow
- Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre
- Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens
- Hotel Indigo Glasgow
- acdonald Crutherland House Hotel
- Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort
- The Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre
- The Devoncove Hotel
- The Glynhill Hotel and Leisure Club
- The Menzies Glasgow
- The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort
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