By The Nation
Marriott International and Manchester United football club have announced a multi-year marketing partnership, giving the 120 million members of the Marriott Bonvoy travel programme exclusive opportunities for once-in-a-lifetime Manchester United football experiences – including the chance to become the club’s stadium announcer or Kit Manager for the day.
The new partnership was launched with a film that features familiar faces from the Manchester United first team and team management, bringing these magical moments to life.
“Marriott International is the leader in its field and we’re excited to be partnering with them as Marriott launches its new travel programme, Marriott Bonvoy. Together we look forward to creating some unforgettable moments for Marriott Bonvoy members, inspired by the thrill and excitement that only Manchester United can create for fans around the world,” said Manchester United Group Managing Director Richard Arnold. With the Marriott Bonvoy travel programme, members have access to its extraordinary portfolio of global brands and properties in 130 countries and territories, as well as unmatched member benefits and exclusive Marriott Bonvoy Moments’ experiences.
Marriott International Global Marketing Officer, Karin Timpone, said: “We are thrilled to offer compelling benefits to Marriott Bonvoy members, now expanded to include the Manchester United experiences. This marketing partnership enables our members to access special VIP game experiences by using the points they’ve accumulated during hotel stays”.
RTB TECHNOLOGY EXPECTS 30% GROWTH IN SALES
RTB Technology has targeted revenue growth of more than 30 per cent this year while expecting its B2B business to expand by 50 per cent.
Banphot Vatanasombut, managing director of RTB Technology, said the firm would this year divide its business into two main segments: business-to-business (B2B) and consumer business.
For B2B, the firm will focus on providing products and solutions to support business transformation, such as voice over IP (VoIP), video conference products and peripheral-products for call centres.
“B2B is a high potential area as corporates need to utilise new technologies and innovative products in transition to the era of organisation 4.0 or business 4.0,” he said.
In regard to consumer business, the firm will supply innovative products, accessories and devices to meet market demand, including multi-room speakers, mouse, keyboards, mobile-phone cases, charging cables and power-banks.
It will also expand into the gaming segment, providing products for gamers such as mouse, keyboards and headphones.
He said the firm expects Bt640 million in revenue this year, with B2B contributing 20 per cent and consumer business 80 per cent.