IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has been named top international hotel company in the China Top 10 study, the first China-wide travel and tourism ranking based on sales performance. Conducted by TTG Asia Media and Euromonitor International the results were announced at the Incentive Travel & Conventions Meetings China conference held in Shanghai.
IHG was the number one international hotel company within the Top 10 Hotel Chains category, which ranked the performance of local and international hotel groups by sales revenue. Other travel and tourism categories covered by the study include airlines, car rental companies, travel retailers, tourist attractions and tourist destinations.
A. Patrick Imbardelli, chief executive, IHG Asia Pacific, said: ‘The China Top 10 study ranks companies by sales performance. Being at the top of the hotel category reinforces IHG’s leadership position in the China hotel industry and our ongoing commitment towards driving excellent returns for our hotel owners.’
The world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms, IHG has a portfolio of more than 125 hotels in Greater China — 67 in operation and more than 60 under development.