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Press Release10 March 2020

TAKE OFF! - Sign up for Accor's student competition!

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Inscriptions are open! For the 9th edition of the TAKE OFF! student competition our Group is setting a great new challenge. Participants will focus on an issue where human relations are central to our actions.


Reinventing the loyalty programmes in 2015, making JO&JOE an attractive place for the local community in 2017, or seeing how artificial intelligence can enhance the customer experience in our hotels in 2019… Since 2012, the TakeOff! challenge has invited students to present their ideas on issues linked to Accor's strategy.

Today our School Relations teams are launching the 9th edition of the challenge and unveiling a theme which reflects the Group's values: local communities. ″By adapting existing Social Responsibilty initiatives or creating new projects, how can the Group's different stakeholders involve their local communities in an authentic way?″

A worldwide prize-winning competition

There are so many good reasons to take part in the TAKE OFF! contest.
In teams of 3, students have the opportunity to focus on a real-life case study and see their work evaluated by teachers and experts from the Group. The aim is to develop a network, challenge oneself and exchange ideas with other people. Without mentioning the final reward: winning a dream holiday!

To begin, sign up on After that, your involvement and motivation will make you stand out from the rest !

Infinite possibilities

Our Group favours innovative and out-of-the-box ideas, so be daring and come up with some original and concrete solutions by using all the tools available to make your project implementable!

Students have until 29th March 2020 to submit their applications.
Good luck everyone!

About Accor

Accor is a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique and meaningful experiences in 5.000 hotels, resorts, and residences across more than 110 destinations. With an unrivalled portfolio of brands from luxury to economy, Accor has been providing hospitality savoir-faire for more than 50 years.

Beyond accommodations, Accor enables new ways to live, work, and play with Food & Beverage, nightlife, wellbeing, and co-working brands. To drive business performance, Accor's portfolio of business accelerators amplifies hospitality distribution, operations, and experiences. Guests have access to one of the world's most attractive hotel loyalty programs.

Accor is deeply committed to sustainable value creation, and plays an active role in giving back to planet and community. Planet 21 - Acting Here endeavors to act for "positive hospitality", while Accor Solidarity, the endowment fund, empowers disadvantaged people through professional training and access to employment.

Accor SA is publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACRFY). For more information visit or become a fan and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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