A multi-year contract has been signed between Amsterdam RAI and the airline KLM to attract more conventions to Amsterdam.
The joint venture involves around 25 bidding procedures in which KLM will offer the organisers flights and the Air France & KLM Global Meetings online booking tool will provide other benefits.
Under the auspices of City Wide Congresses Taskforce, Amsterdam RAI will now include KLM in all its tenders for events. The Taskforce is a partnership between Amsterdam RAI, the Amsterdam Tourism and Convention Board (ATCB), Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam public transport company GVB, Amsterdam taxi service TCA, hotels and the Economic Affairs department of the city of Amsterdam. Its goal is to efficiently organise multiple bids for large events.
Air France & KLM Global Meetings offer organisers a free online tool unique in the aviation industry. It involves a discount of five to ten percent on most published KLM and Air France fares. In addition, organisers receive free tickets. “The attractive and flexible organisation of Amsterdam RAI combined with the ease and benefits of KLM’s Air France & KLM Global Meetings booking tool and its large number of flight destinations makes Amsterdam an even more attractive choice,” says Harm Kreulen, director KLM Netherlands.