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AC Luxe opens New York office after surge in US business

UK destination management company opens in Big Apple in response to increased demand from the US

Pictured: joint MD Malcom Lindop

UK destination management company AC Luxe has opened a New York office in response to increased demand from the US market.

The weakness of the pound following the Brexit vote has seen a surge in US tourism to the UK and AC Luxe predicts 2018 will be a strong year for business throughout the UK for both the meetings and incentive markets.
“With business from the region growing by over 60 per cent year-on-year, the decision to open an office in New York was simple,” says Malcolm Lindop, AC Luxe’s joint MD. “Having a permanent presence working on local time allows us to provide an even greater level of dedicated service to our clients. Creating a unique experience is the heart of what we do, and the US office enhances the experience for our clients, allowing them to tap into our expertise on a time frame that better suits their needs.

AC Luxe is part of the AC Group, which also includes AC Tours, AC Online and – acquired in 2017 – French Travel Partners, France’s leading inbound tour operator.

Rob Russell, joint MD, added: “For 2018 and beyond, we’re seeing meeting and incentive enquiries be a bit more adventurous in their destination choice with everything from incentive groups exploring distilleries in Scotland before a fishing trip, to meeting groups enjoying a rustic retreat in Wales.

“The addition of French Travel Partners into our portfolio sits alongside our New York office opening as the top highlights of what’s already been a fabulous year. It allows us to offer twin city itineraries with London and Paris, which appeals to multi-national businesses as well as the incentive market.”

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