Although the Internet has made revolutionary changes in how people book travel, Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels still believes that the travel agent community is one of their greatest assets and travel industry relationships.
“Travel is so personal, it’s important to have a solid relationship with someone who knows who you are, what you want and where you want to go, even if you don’t,” says Eric Gavin, regional VP of sales & marketing. “Let’s be honest, travel agents are simply the pulse of our business. We want to be good partners.”
And being good partners, means offering good deals and even better incentives.
From the Caribbean to the coastline of the Pacific Northwest, Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels are offering the following rates and deals to travel agents:
Just 35 miles from Aruba and served by a modern international airport, the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort is located on 27 acres of rare natural beachfront preserve. This idyllic resort offers travel agents a $99 nightly familiarization rate and 10% commission.
Marenas Beach Resort in Sunny Isles Beach has just undergone a refresh of soft goods and general resort infrastructure improvements. This beachfront resort has extended a familiarization rate for travel agents of $159+ per night for a one-bedroom suite. This rate is valid through November 30, 2014, subject to availability and black-out dates.
ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa in Bal Harbour offers a familiarization rate starting at $150 per night plus tax for Deluxe Ocean View Room and $249 for the Deluxe Suite. This rate is valid through November 30, 2014, subject to availability and black-out dates.
Villas of Grand Cypress completed a total room renovation in 2013 and extends an agent familiarization rate starting at $89 per night, based on season and availability. This hotel is consistently rated the #1 hotel in Orlando by TripAdvisor.
Naples Bay Resort & Spa offers agents early booking commission rewards of up to 20%. Agents that book travel dates through October 31, 2014 will receive 20% if booked by July 31, 2014; 15% if booked by August 31, 2014; 10% commission if booked by September 30, 2014.
Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa in Vero Beach offers a special travel agent familiarization rate of $109 from Sunday through Thursday and waived resort fee. Limited availability. Blackout dates apply. Travel agent rates are valid for travel until September 30, 2014.
Located in the upscale Chicago suburb of Naperville, Hotel Arista offers travel agents who are interested in enjoying the finest room product in the greater Chicago area 25% off the best available rate and a complimentary cup of coffee or specialty beverage at the Italian influenced Lavazza Espression Coffee Shop. Enjoy the discourse, baby.
Rancho Santa Fe (above photo)
Just north of San Diego and fresh off a $12 million enhancement, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is pleased to offer a familiarization rate for travel agents of $149 per night with waived daily hotel service fee, plus tax. In addition, enjoy a $50 breakfast credit in our new Morada restaurant. Rate is based on availability and valid through December 1, 2014.
Embodying contemporary luxury and the simplified elegance of wine country living, Bardessono in Yountville offers an agent familiarization rate of $350 per night plus 10% commission. This promotional offer is valid for stays Sunday through Thursday during December to March.
Conveniently located on Seattle’s historic First Hill, Sorrento Hotel offers travel agents who want to explore the city a year-round weekend rate of 25% off the best available rate, and a seasonal weekday rate Sunday through Thursday of $199 (May to September) or $149 (October to April), along a Dean & Deluca welcome amenity.
Located on five beautifully landscaped acres in the heart of Woodinville Wine Country, just 25 minutes East of Seattle, Willows Lodge offers an agent familiarization rate of $150 per week-night, Sunday through Thursday for October 1 to December 30, based on availability. In addition, the resort offers 15% commission on any bookings for fourth quarter travel.
The fine print: The familiarization rates valid for IATAN, travel agent ID, CLIA, and True Card holders. Agent can book up to one additional room at the same agent rate for their family and friends traveling together, providing they arrive and depart with the agent.
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