www.bart.la
What we want to do...
Travel luxurious with a limited budget:
✓Luxury hotels at a fraction of the price
✓Score as much ext...
Free Upgrades
Free breakfast with a view
What are the good hotels?
•Tripadvisor.com
•Google “Flyertalk.com + name of hotel”
•Read blogger reviews
•Inspiration: kiw...
Before you book...
•Don’t book too early! (if you do, use refundable rates)
•Best Rates 2-3 weeks before stay?
•Get a feel...
Hotel Chains
• IHG: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Hotel Indigo
• Starwood: Le Meridien, Westin, Aloft, Four...
Getting the best rates
•Aggregators
•Last Minute bookings apps
•Promotions/discount codes/etc...
•Best Rate Guarantee
•Err...
Aggregators
★Kayak.com/hotels
★Trivago.com
★HotelsCombined.com
Kayak.com/hotels
Sofitel €179
Trivago.com
Sofitel €122
HotelsCombined.com
Sofitel €117
Last Minute Booking Apps
★JustBook
★HotelTonight
★VeryLastRoom
JustBook
HotelsCombined €122
JustBook €87
After N24 coupon €67
JustBook
Use voucher N24 for
€20 discount
Earn 500 miles for first
booking + 2 miles per €
HotelTonight
HotelsCombined €262
HotelTonight €81
After BLAPERS coupon €61
HotelTonight
Use voucher BLAPERS
for €20 discount
VeryLastRoom
Trivago €85
VeryLastRoom €46
After $LAPERS coupon
€31
VeryLastRoom
Use voucher $LAPERS
for €15 discount
Promotions
Check facebook, twitter, newsletters...
Discount codes - IHG
Best Available Rate €71.20
IHG - Friends & Family
F&F rate €60.52
IHG - 35% off weekend stays (EAME)
35% off rate €57.85
http://bit.ly/ihg35
IHG - 2 for 1 (EAME)
2-for-1 rate €44.50
http://bit.ly/ihg2for1
IHG - 2 for 1 vs Best Available Rate
Discount Codes - Starwood
BeatTheTimer.com (EAME)
BeatTheTimer.com
St. Regis Doha €317
SPG.COM, HotelsCombined, Trivago
BeatTheTimer.com
St. Regis Doha €208
instead of €317
BeatTheTimer.com
SET code 387696
St Regis
Rome
€485
vs
€275
BeatTheTimer.com
ST Regis Rome €302 (incl tax)
vs
Trivago €462
Discount Codes - Starwood
Overview of all active promo codes
http://bit.ly/FTSPG
Discount Codes - Starwood
St Regis
Doha
€317
vs
€208
vs
€186
The grey area stuff... Corporate rate codes
http://bit.ly/mrp...
Discount Codes - Carlson
Family & Friends rate
Radisson.com/familyandfriends
Discount Codes - Carlson
Promotional Code: CARLSONF
Radisson Amsterdam €199 vs €80
Discount Codes - Carlson
You need a friend...
Discount Codes - Carlson
Carlson Family & Friends rate
Terms & Conditions
• Employee name required, but rarely asked for
•...
Discount Codes - Carlson
CARLSONF rate is flexible!!!
Cancel by 4:00 PM hotel time
day of arrival = no penalty
Discount Codes - Carlson
Club Carlson 2 for 1 and 4 for 2
(EAME)
www.clubcarlson.com/2for1
Requires Club Carlson Gold Stat...
Discount Codes - Hilton
Hilton Brussels - Best Available Rate
€94 (non refundable)
Discount Codes - Hilton
Little League 15% off
PGLL01
Discount Codes - Hilton
Little League 15% off
€93 (but refundable!)
Discount Codes - Hilton
Corporate Benefits Employee Offer 30% off
PR13CB
Discount Codes - Hilton
Corporate Benefits Employee Offer 30% off
€67 (non refundable)
Discount Codes - Hilton
Public Sector 40% Off (Europe)
PR11PN
Discount Codes - Hilton
Public Sector 40% Off
€83 (non refundable)
but includes breakfast
Best Rate Guarantee
•IHG: first night free + matching lower rate
•Starwood: 10% off lower rate or 2,000 bonus points
•Carls...
Best Rate Guarantee
•All hotels require booking (except Starwood & Hyatt)
prior to submitting claim
•Claim must be submitt...
Hotel Error Rates
Naladhu Maldives - GHA ‘Flash’ Sale
Error Rate
Hotel Error Rates
•Monitor error rates via http://bit.ly/errorrates
•Don’t call or email the hotel / OTA until deal is ove...
Alternatives
AIRBNB & CouchSurfing
€19 Airbnb credit via
http://bit.ly/airbnb19
HOTEL LOYALTY
Why?
•Elite status perks:
✓Early check-in / late check-out
✓Room/Suite upgrades
✓Welcome Gift
✓Club Lounge Access
✓Free Br...
Hotel Loyalty Programs
•IHG Rewards Club (ex-PriorityClub)
•Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG)
•Club Carlson
•Hilton HHonors
•...
Hotel Loyalty Programs
Flyertalk.com MilePoint.com
Hotel Loyalty Programs
What are the current bonuses?
FrequentFlyerBonuses.com LoyaltyLobby.com
IHG Rewards Club
IHG Rewards Club
Redeem points for free nights
10K to 50K
IHG Rewards Club
Gold & Platinum Elite levels
IHG Rewards Club
Fast track to Gold & Platinum
IHG Rewards Club
Look for rooms rates
with Bonus Points
packages:
Count as status points!
Make sure to compare rates
with ...
IHG Rewards Club
Status match
• Best Western Rewards
• Hilton HHonors
• Hyatt Gold Passport
• Marriott Rewards
• SPG
Remar...
IHG Rewards Club
Status match
Le Club AccorHotels Platinum
Langham 1865 Voyager, etc...
Best Western Rewards Diamond
IHG R...
IHG Rewards Club
Status match
Free Le Club AccorHotels Platinum status
http://bit.ly/platinumfree
IHG Status match info
ht...
IHG Rewards Club
PointBreaks: Only 5000 points for free night!
List selected hotels released every 2 months
IHG Rewards Club
You can buy 5K points for $35! (10K for $70)
Cash + Points trick
Make dummy booking: points + $70
Cancel ...
IHG Rewards Club
InterContinental Kiev for 5K points (€26)
vs
€328 cash!
IHG Rewards Club
Sign-up for all bonus codes!
IHG Rewards Club
9500 extra points for 1 stay!
IHG Rewards Club
Active promo codes: > 20,000 points!
• Book Direct – 2619 (2000 Bonus Points, up to 4 stays)
• 5000 point...
IHG Rewards Club
The Big Win
https://win.ihg.com
IHG Rewards Club
Earn 50,000 points in 4 nights, 3 stays!
IHG Rewards Club
InterContinental Ambassador Status
InterContinental Ambassador Status
http://bit.ly/ichotelmap
✓ Guaranteed room upgrade
✓ Guaranteed late check-out (4 pm)
✓ Free movie – Complimentary Pay-TV film per stay
✓ Fresh frui...
IHG Rewards Club
InterContinental Ambassador Status
Cost: $200 / $150 renewal
IHG Rewards Club
InterContinental ROYAL Ambassador Status
• Guaranteed two level room upgrade
• Complimentary mini-bar
• G...
Club Carlson
Club Carlson
Redeem points for free nights 9K to 50K
Club Carlson
Redeem points + cash for free nights 5K to 15K
Club Carlson
Silver, Gold and Concierge Status
Club Carlson 2 for 1 and 4 for 2
(EAME)
www.clubcarlson.com/2for1
Requires Club Carlson Gold Status
Club Carlson
Club Carlson
Status Match (Gold)
1. Take a screenshot from your Hilton, Hyatt, IHG
Rewards Club, Marriott, or Starwood onl...
Club Carlson
Gold as Shareholder Benefit
Buy 200 Rezidor Hotel Group shares
(+- €800)
RECAP
IC Paris Le Grand - Royal Suite
Rack Rate €4000
Paid: €0
•Priority Club Free Nights: Stay 2 get 1 Free
•Mattress Run
•Used free nights at most expensive IHG Hotels:
✓CP NYC New Ye...
St. Regis Bangkok - Caroline Astor Suite
Lowest Rate €380 - Average €700
Paid: €176
How?
•Used aggregator: HotelsCombined.com
•Ebookers.com: Suites cheaper than standard rooms
London 2012 Olympic Games
Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill €115
•Booked Sunday Aug 14th 2011 (50 weeks in advance)
•Points + Cash ‘trick’
•25K Priority Club Points = $150
•Booked 9 night...
IC Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
Lowest rate €650
Paid: €140
How?
•Mistake points rate 30k ipv 50K
•Points + Cash ‘trick’
•30K Priority Club Points = $180
•Free breakfast, 2 level upg...
TravelMagic 2013 - Hotels - Speaker: Bart Lapers
TravelMagic 2013 - Hotels - Speaker: Bart Lapers
TravelMagic 2013 - Hotels - Speaker: Bart Lapers
TravelMagic 2013 - Hotels - Speaker: Bart Lapers
TravelMagic 2013 - Hotels - Speaker: Bart Lapers
TravelMagic 2013 - Hotels - Speaker: Bart Lapers
TravelMagic 2013 - Hotels - Speaker: Bart Lapers
TravelMagic 2013 - Hotels - Speaker: Bart Lapers
TravelMagic 2013 - Hotels - Speaker: Bart Lapers
TravelMagic 2013 - Hotels - Speaker: Bart Lapers
TravelMagic 2013 - Hotels - Speaker: Bart Lapers
TravelMagic 2013 - Hotels - Speaker: Bart Lapers
TravelMagic 2013 - Hotels - Speaker: Bart Lapers
TravelMagic 2013 - Hotels - Speaker: Bart Lapers
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TravelMagic 2013 - Hotels - Speaker: Bart Lapers

  1. 1. www.bart.la
  2. 2. What we want to do... Travel luxurious with a limited budget: ✓Luxury hotels at a fraction of the price ✓Score as much extra’s as possible
  3. 3. Free Upgrades
  4. 4. Free breakfast with a view
  5. 5. What are the good hotels? •Tripadvisor.com •Google “Flyertalk.com + name of hotel” •Read blogger reviews •Inspiration: kiwicollection.com
  6. 6. Before you book... •Don’t book too early! (if you do, use refundable rates) •Best Rates 2-3 weeks before stay? •Get a feel for the average rate (tripadvisor, rates on dates before and after stay, monitor rates, reviews...)
  7. 7. Hotel Chains • IHG: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Hotel Indigo • Starwood: Le Meridien, Westin, Aloft, Four Points, Sheraton, St Regis, W Hotels, The Luxury Collection • Carlson: Radisson (blu), Park Plaza, Park Inn • Hilton: Conrad, Waldorf Astoria, DoubleTree, Hilton Garden Inn • Accor: Sofitel, Pullman, Mercure, Novotel, Ibis, M Gallery, • Hyatt: Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Park Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place • Marriott: JW Marriott, Courtyard, Renaissance, Ritz-Carlton
  8. 8. Getting the best rates •Aggregators •Last Minute bookings apps •Promotions/discount codes/etc... •Best Rate Guarantee •Error rates •Alternatives
  9. 9. Aggregators ★Kayak.com/hotels ★Trivago.com ★HotelsCombined.com
  10. 10. Kayak.com/hotels Sofitel €179
  11. 11. Trivago.com Sofitel €122
  12. 12. HotelsCombined.com Sofitel €117
  13. 13. Last Minute Booking Apps ★JustBook ★HotelTonight ★VeryLastRoom
  14. 14. JustBook HotelsCombined €122 JustBook €87 After N24 coupon €67
  15. 15. JustBook Use voucher N24 for €20 discount Earn 500 miles for first booking + 2 miles per €
  16. 16. HotelTonight HotelsCombined €262 HotelTonight €81 After BLAPERS coupon €61
  17. 17. HotelTonight Use voucher BLAPERS for €20 discount
  18. 18. VeryLastRoom Trivago €85 VeryLastRoom €46 After $LAPERS coupon €31
  19. 19. VeryLastRoom Use voucher $LAPERS for €15 discount
  20. 20. Promotions Check facebook, twitter, newsletters...
  21. 21. Discount codes - IHG Best Available Rate €71.20
  22. 22. IHG - Friends & Family F&F rate €60.52
  23. 23. IHG - 35% off weekend stays (EAME) 35% off rate €57.85 http://bit.ly/ihg35
  24. 24. IHG - 2 for 1 (EAME) 2-for-1 rate €44.50 http://bit.ly/ihg2for1
  25. 25. IHG - 2 for 1 vs Best Available Rate
  26. 26. Discount Codes - Starwood BeatTheTimer.com (EAME)
  27. 27. BeatTheTimer.com St. Regis Doha €317 SPG.COM, HotelsCombined, Trivago
  28. 28. BeatTheTimer.com St. Regis Doha €208 instead of €317
  29. 29. BeatTheTimer.com SET code 387696 St Regis Rome €485 vs €275
  30. 30. BeatTheTimer.com ST Regis Rome €302 (incl tax) vs Trivago €462
  31. 31. Discount Codes - Starwood Overview of all active promo codes http://bit.ly/FTSPG
  32. 32. Discount Codes - Starwood St Regis Doha €317 vs €208 vs €186 The grey area stuff... Corporate rate codes http://bit.ly/mrpickles
  33. 33. Discount Codes - Carlson Family & Friends rate Radisson.com/familyandfriends
  34. 34. Discount Codes - Carlson Promotional Code: CARLSONF Radisson Amsterdam €199 vs €80
  35. 35. Discount Codes - Carlson You need a friend...
  36. 36. Discount Codes - Carlson Carlson Family & Friends rate Terms & Conditions • Employee name required, but rarely asked for • Make a Carlson ‘friend‘ on LinkedIn or Facebook • Check Flyertalk.com for individual hotel ‘behavior‘ http://bit.ly/FTcarlson • F&F rate not always available
  37. 37. Discount Codes - Carlson CARLSONF rate is flexible!!! Cancel by 4:00 PM hotel time day of arrival = no penalty
  38. 38. Discount Codes - Carlson Club Carlson 2 for 1 and 4 for 2 (EAME) www.clubcarlson.com/2for1 Requires Club Carlson Gold Status
  39. 39. Discount Codes - Hilton Hilton Brussels - Best Available Rate €94 (non refundable)
  40. 40. Discount Codes - Hilton Little League 15% off PGLL01
  41. 41. Discount Codes - Hilton Little League 15% off €93 (but refundable!)
  42. 42. Discount Codes - Hilton Corporate Benefits Employee Offer 30% off PR13CB
  43. 43. Discount Codes - Hilton Corporate Benefits Employee Offer 30% off €67 (non refundable)
  44. 44. Discount Codes - Hilton Public Sector 40% Off (Europe) PR11PN
  45. 45. Discount Codes - Hilton Public Sector 40% Off €83 (non refundable) but includes breakfast
  46. 46. Best Rate Guarantee •IHG: first night free + matching lower rate •Starwood: 10% off lower rate or 2,000 bonus points •Carlson: 25% off lower rate •Hilton: $50 gift card (USA/Canada/Mexico) or $50 off hotel folio at checkout (international) •Accor: 10% off lower rate •Hyatt: 20% off lower rate •Marriott: 25% off lower rate
  47. 47. Best Rate Guarantee •All hotels require booking (except Starwood & Hyatt) prior to submitting claim •Claim must be submitted within 24h timeframe of actual booking •Room description and booking conditions need to match •Make sure to read the T&C in detail More info: http://bit.ly/LTBPG
  48. 48. Hotel Error Rates Naladhu Maldives - GHA ‘Flash’ Sale
  49. 49. Error Rate
  50. 50. Hotel Error Rates •Monitor error rates via http://bit.ly/errorrates •Don’t call or email the hotel / OTA until deal is over! •You win some, you lose some
  51. 51. Alternatives AIRBNB & CouchSurfing €19 Airbnb credit via http://bit.ly/airbnb19
  52. 52. HOTEL LOYALTY
  53. 53. Why? •Elite status perks: ✓Early check-in / late check-out ✓Room/Suite upgrades ✓Welcome Gift ✓Club Lounge Access ✓Free Breakfast / Wifi ✓Free minibar ✓more points! ✓... •Collect hotel points: ✓Free nights ✓Room/Suite upgrades ✓Airline miles ✓...
  54. 54. Hotel Loyalty Programs •IHG Rewards Club (ex-PriorityClub) •Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) •Club Carlson •Hilton HHonors •Le Club Accorhotels •Hyatt Gold Passport •Marriott Rewards •...
  55. 55. Hotel Loyalty Programs Flyertalk.com MilePoint.com
  56. 56. Hotel Loyalty Programs What are the current bonuses? FrequentFlyerBonuses.com LoyaltyLobby.com
  57. 57. IHG Rewards Club
  58. 58. IHG Rewards Club Redeem points for free nights 10K to 50K
  59. 59. IHG Rewards Club Gold & Platinum Elite levels
  60. 60. IHG Rewards Club Fast track to Gold & Platinum
  61. 61. IHG Rewards Club Look for rooms rates with Bonus Points packages: Count as status points! Make sure to compare rates with and without points, only cheap points make sense
  62. 62. IHG Rewards Club Status match • Best Western Rewards • Hilton HHonors • Hyatt Gold Passport • Marriott Rewards • SPG Remark: You can only status match once per account!
  63. 63. IHG Rewards Club Status match Le Club AccorHotels Platinum Langham 1865 Voyager, etc... Best Western Rewards Diamond IHG Rewards Club Platinum
  64. 64. IHG Rewards Club Status match Free Le Club AccorHotels Platinum status http://bit.ly/platinumfree IHG Status match info http://bit.ly/ihgstatus General Status match info http://statusmatcher.com
  65. 65. IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks: Only 5000 points for free night! List selected hotels released every 2 months
  66. 66. IHG Rewards Club You can buy 5K points for $35! (10K for $70) Cash + Points trick Make dummy booking: points + $70 Cancel booking = 10K points for $70
  67. 67. IHG Rewards Club InterContinental Kiev for 5K points (€26) vs €328 cash!
  68. 68. IHG Rewards Club Sign-up for all bonus codes!
  69. 69. IHG Rewards Club 9500 extra points for 1 stay!
  70. 70. IHG Rewards Club Active promo codes: > 20,000 points! • Book Direct – 2619 (2000 Bonus Points, up to 4 stays) • 5000 point Platinum – 4777 (5000 Bonus points) • New member bonus – 4648 (1500 Bonus points) • Elite Member Next Stay Bonus – 2785 (3000 Bonus Points) • Elite Member Next Stay Bonus (2nd!) – 3825 (3000 Bonus Points) • Next Stay Bonus – 7641 (1500 Bonus Points) • Welcome Back Bonus – 2656 (1500 Bonus Points) • 1000 Bonus Points for 60 Days – 4709 (1000 Bonus Points per stay) • Anniversary Bonus for 90 Days – 4644 (1000 Bonus Points per stay) • Quiz (1400 Bonus Points) Survey (1000 Bonus Points)
  71. 71. IHG Rewards Club The Big Win https://win.ihg.com
  72. 72. IHG Rewards Club Earn 50,000 points in 4 nights, 3 stays!
  73. 73. IHG Rewards Club InterContinental Ambassador Status
  74. 74. InterContinental Ambassador Status http://bit.ly/ichotelmap
  75. 75. ✓ Guaranteed room upgrade ✓ Guaranteed late check-out (4 pm) ✓ Free movie – Complimentary Pay-TV film per stay ✓ Fresh fruit and mineral water ✓ Welcome gift upon arrival ✓ IHG Rewards Club Gold status ✓ 5K bonus points at sign-up ✓ Complimentary weekend night InterContinental Ambassador Status
  76. 76. IHG Rewards Club InterContinental Ambassador Status Cost: $200 / $150 renewal
  77. 77. IHG Rewards Club InterContinental ROYAL Ambassador Status • Guaranteed two level room upgrade • Complimentary mini-bar • Guaranteed early check-in (8 am) • Complimentary IHG Rewards Club Platinum level • 1000 Bonus Points per stay by invitation only (~60 nights)
  78. 78. Club Carlson
  79. 79. Club Carlson Redeem points for free nights 9K to 50K
  80. 80. Club Carlson Redeem points + cash for free nights 5K to 15K
  81. 81. Club Carlson Silver, Gold and Concierge Status
  82. 82. Club Carlson 2 for 1 and 4 for 2 (EAME) www.clubcarlson.com/2for1 Requires Club Carlson Gold Status Club Carlson
  83. 83. Club Carlson Status Match (Gold) 1. Take a screenshot from your Hilton, Hyatt, IHG Rewards Club, Marriott, or Starwood online account statement showing your status. 2. Email to goldpointsplus@carlson.com and include a copy of the screen shot + your Club Carlson account number Remark: Status Expired? No worries, just match again! :)
  84. 84. Club Carlson Gold as Shareholder Benefit Buy 200 Rezidor Hotel Group shares (+- €800)
  85. 85. RECAP
  86. 86. IC Paris Le Grand - Royal Suite Rack Rate €4000
  87. 87. Paid: €0
  88. 88. •Priority Club Free Nights: Stay 2 get 1 Free •Mattress Run •Used free nights at most expensive IHG Hotels: ✓CP NYC New Year’s Eve (2 nights = €800) ✓IC London Park Lane (2 nights = €1404) •InterContinental Ambassador Status How?
  89. 89. St. Regis Bangkok - Caroline Astor Suite Lowest Rate €380 - Average €700
  90. 90. Paid: €176
  91. 91. How? •Used aggregator: HotelsCombined.com •Ebookers.com: Suites cheaper than standard rooms
  92. 92. London 2012 Olympic Games
  93. 93. Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill €115
  94. 94. •Booked Sunday Aug 14th 2011 (50 weeks in advance) •Points + Cash ‘trick’ •25K Priority Club Points = $150 •Booked 9 nights, normally +€5000 •Made last minute changes without any penalties! How?
  95. 95. IC Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa Lowest rate €650
  96. 96. Paid: €140
  97. 97. How? •Mistake points rate 30k ipv 50K •Points + Cash ‘trick’ •30K Priority Club Points = $180 •Free breakfast, 2 level upgrade and free internet thanks to Royal Ambassador status

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