Handy Hotel Reference Tool [Infographic]

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Hotel Facts at Your Fingertips

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I like hotels. After all these years, I still have the same sense of fun and adventure that I had as a kid whenever I enter a fancy hotel with all sorts of cool amenities.

But I especially enjoy the way hotels can add a nice steady stream of commissions to any home-based travel agent’s business model. Especially when you’re just getting started, building your client list, hotel bookings can be a great way to “get your foot in the door” with prospects who might be reluctant to entrust you with planning a multi-thousand dollar trip right away.

Of course, selling hotels effectively (and profitably!) means educating yourself and then educating your clients so you can steer them to the lodging choices that make the most sense to them. Yes, I know you can pick hotels because they are good for you (higher commissions, spiffs, and so forth) and then create reasons to recommend them to your clients. But that’s a short term strategy.

In the long run, you will do better (i.e. make more money) by carefully matching the client with the hotel.

‘How To Book Hotels Like A Pro’ Module 2, Chapter 3

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the right property, get the best rate at a variety of properties using
a variety of techniques, while maximizing commissions every time.

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Here’s your hotel reference tool

I recently came across a nifty hotel reference tool infographic that pulls together a number of helpful facts about hotels that you can put to use for yourself and for your clients.

The section I found especially interesting was the one on credit cards linked to hotel rewards programs.

Did you know that it’s possible to sign up for one of these cards, get the annual fee waived for the first year and receive enough bonus points to get up to 6 free nights? Or with another card pay the $75 annual fee and get 17 free nights (that’s $4.41 per night)? If not, then it will be worth the time it takes to scroll through this quite long infographic.

Enjoy!

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Handy Hotel Reference Tool [Infographic] was last modified: February 23rd, 2016 by Kelly Monaghan