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How To Get Perks When You Book As A Group (and save 10-15% too!)

Do you know what a bakers dozen is? Back in medieval times, bakers would offer an extra loaf of bread when you bought a dozen. So if you were to walk in and buy twelve pastries, loaves, or anything else, you could expect to get thirteen in the bag. It was a way for the Read more …

Group Sales : Things To Include In Your Contract With Hotel

Group travel arrangements for meetings, reunions or even weddings can be pretty complicated. Having to read, understand, and sign a hotel contract is also fairly challenging. Missing key points in the contract can cost your organization a lot of money so it’s best to research what to include in a group hotel contract. Some of Read more …

How To Save On Hotels When You Travel As A Group

Group Hotel Rates vary based on several factors including the time of the year, special events, and your budget. Finding deals on hotel rooms and meeting spaces can seem difficult if you do not know how to navigate the world of group hotels. Taking the following tips into consideration will yield significant discounts for your Read more …

What To Look For In A Food And Beverage Contract

Most events like meetings and reunions have at least one big meal that is catered. If the event is occurring locally, then a banquet house or a hotel is usually the best choice for a sit down dinner. Regardless of where you host your banquet, you’re going to be faced with having to sign a Read more …

Hotel Site Inspection: Work Crew

This hotel site inspection is designed for companies that send out work crews for weeks or even months at a time. It is ideal for companies that send construction workers, storm crews, tree cutters, road paving crews, or any other kind of work crew that travels together. The mistake made by many people looking at Read more …

What’s The Secret To Getting The Lowest Group Hotel Rates?

Are you getting the lowest group hotel rates? We’ll bet that you’re not and we know why. Because you’re going about getting group rates the wrong way, that’s why. Want us to prove it? Let’s take a test. A Test? When you think of getting group hotel rates, what steps came to mind? Maybe call Read more …

What Is The Average Discount When You Get Group Hotel Rates?

If you can’t see the image above, it shows that you should be getting an average discount of 24.6% for three star hotels, a savings of 15.9% for a two star hotel, and a savings of 23.5% for a four star hotel. How much of a discount can you expect when you block rooms for Read more …

Are You Confused By The Legal Mumbo Jumbo In Your Hotel Contract?

“Man is the Reasoning Animal. Such is the claim. I think it is open to dispute” – Mark Twain The quote above states it best. If people could reason and resolve disputes amicably, then there would be no reason to have lengthy contracts with mundane terms and clauses. That not being the case, we need Read more …

The Golden Rules Of Negotiating With A Hotel

Being a skilled negotiator is critical to your success as a planner. And yet so many planners have poor negotiating skills that lead to higher expenses for the organizations they represent. In many cases, the person responsible for negotiating a deal simply accepts all conditions from the hotel at face value without asking for a Read more …

How To Compare Hotels When Booking Rooms For A Group

Are you planning group travel but don’t know how to compare hotels? Many group travel planners make the mistake of comparing hotels based on star level and price per room? They reason that a hotel is a hotel and so long as the above two criteria are met, the rest is all the same. This Read more …

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