Pictured: RCD Hotels UK business development manager and sales support Fiona Boss and Tipto account manager Lorna Willis

RCD Hotels has joined The Truly Independent Professional Travel Organisation as its 23rd member.

The hotel company, which has three luxury hotel brands, is the first hotel chain to join the trade marketing organisation.

It hopes to improve its links with agents as a result and will be offering training to the trade on its key brands, including the Hard Rock Hotel’s all-inclusive portfolio in the Caribbean and Mexico, the Nobu and Eden Roc resorts in Miami and the new all-inclusive concept at UNICO 20˚N 87˚W Hotel Riviera Maya.

UK regional sales director Tracey Dyson said: “Via Tipto’s annual roadshow and events programme, we will have face to face access to a huge number of agents and we aim to educate them on our various brand offerings.

“We are looking to increase our support of the UK travel trade and aim to build strong relationships across the UK – we are confident Tipto membership will make all of this possible.”

Tipto chairman Jane Atkins said: “RCD Hotels brings a new dynamic to our member portfolio with its luxury and iconic brand offerings. We know our agents will be keen to learn about each brand and we look forward to working with the RCD team to produce informative and interactive training that excites our network of independent agents.”