I’m a member of a business networking group that meets every Friday morning. Yesterday, a colleague asked whether it would be beneficial to book a long-weekend hotel stay through me, rather than just book something on the internet. I gave him this example of a hotel booking I’d just made for some clients.
The clients were looking only for a long weekend stay at the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, and got rates for a simple four-night stay on the hotel’s internet site. But, fortunately for these clients, they checked with me before booking online. Not only was did they get my personal service, with the same internet rate, but because I am a Virtuoso travel advisor, I am also able to negotiate the following amenities on the clients’ behalf for their stay:
1.) a free upgrade at check in (subject to availability),
2.) a daily full buffet breakfast for 2 at the Cafe de la Terasse (which is a value of $26.50 per person per day, plus tax, so that is ~$250 value),
3.) a $100 food credit for their stay, and
4.) a 4 pm late check out (subject to availability).
Not only are these clients getting >$350 in guaranteed amenities, with the likely free upgrade as well as the late check out, their amenities will be more in the order of $650 on a simple four night stay.
Just because my clients called me first!
Gotta love being a Virtuoso travel advisor!