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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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  • 1. www.bart.la
  • 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. Free Upgrades
  • 4. Free breakfast with a view
  • 5. What are the good hotels? •Tripadvisor.com •Google “Flyertalk.com + name of hotel” •Read blogger reviews •Inspiration: kiwicollection.com
  • 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. 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. Getting the best rates •Aggregators •Last Minute bookings apps •Promotions/discount codes/etc... •Best Rate Guarantee •Error rates •Alternatives
  • 9. Aggregators ★Kayak.com/hotels ★Trivago.com ★HotelsCombined.com
  • 10. Kayak.com/hotels Sofitel €179
  • 11. Trivago.com Sofitel €122
  • 12. HotelsCombined.com Sofitel €117
  • 13. Last Minute Booking Apps ★JustBook ★HotelTonight ★VeryLastRoom
  • 14. JustBook HotelsCombined €122 JustBook €87 After N24 coupon €67
  • 15. JustBook Use voucher N24 for €20 discount Earn 500 miles for first booking + 2 miles per €
  • 16. HotelTonight HotelsCombined €262 HotelTonight €81 After BLAPERS coupon €61
  • 17. HotelTonight Use voucher BLAPERS for €20 discount
  • 18. VeryLastRoom Trivago €85 VeryLastRoom €46 After $LAPERS coupon €31
  • 19. VeryLastRoom Use voucher $LAPERS for €15 discount
  • 20. Promotions Check facebook, twitter, newsletters...
  • 21. Discount codes - IHG Best Available Rate €71.20
  • 22. IHG - Friends & Family F&F rate €60.52
  • 23. IHG - 35% off weekend stays (EAME) 35% off rate €57.85 http://bit.ly/ihg35
  • 24. IHG - 2 for 1 (EAME) 2-for-1 rate €44.50 http://bit.ly/ihg2for1
  • 25. IHG - 2 for 1 vs Best Available Rate
  • 26. Discount Codes - Starwood BeatTheTimer.com (EAME)
  • 27. BeatTheTimer.com St. Regis Doha €317 SPG.COM, HotelsCombined, Trivago
  • 28. BeatTheTimer.com St. Regis Doha €208 instead of €317
  • 29. BeatTheTimer.com SET code 387696 St Regis Rome €485 vs €275
  • 30. BeatTheTimer.com ST Regis Rome €302 (incl tax) vs Trivago €462
  • 31. Discount Codes - Starwood Overview of all active promo codes http://bit.ly/FTSPG
  • 32. Discount Codes - Starwood St Regis Doha €317 vs €208 vs €186 The grey area stuff... Corporate rate codes http://bit.ly/mrpickles
  • 33. Discount Codes - Carlson Family & Friends rate Radisson.com/familyandfriends
  • 34. Discount Codes - Carlson Promotional Code: CARLSONF Radisson Amsterdam €199 vs €80
  • 35. Discount Codes - Carlson You need a friend...
  • 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. Discount Codes - Carlson CARLSONF rate is flexible!!! Cancel by 4:00 PM hotel time day of arrival = no penalty
  • 38. Discount Codes - Carlson Club Carlson 2 for 1 and 4 for 2 (EAME) www.clubcarlson.com/2for1 Requires Club Carlson Gold Status
  • 39. Discount Codes - Hilton Hilton Brussels - Best Available Rate €94 (non refundable)
  • 40. Discount Codes - Hilton Little League 15% off PGLL01
  • 41. Discount Codes - Hilton Little League 15% off €93 (but refundable!)
  • 42. Discount Codes - Hilton Corporate Benefits Employee Offer 30% off PR13CB
  • 43. Discount Codes - Hilton Corporate Benefits Employee Offer 30% off €67 (non refundable)
  • 44. Discount Codes - Hilton Public Sector 40% Off (Europe) PR11PN
  • 45. Discount Codes - Hilton Public Sector 40% Off €83 (non refundable) but includes breakfast
  • 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. 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. Hotel Error Rates Naladhu Maldives - GHA ‘Flash’ Sale
  • 49. Error Rate
  • 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. Alternatives AIRBNB & CouchSurfing €19 Airbnb credit via http://bit.ly/airbnb19
  • 52. HOTEL LOYALTY
  • 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. 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. Hotel Loyalty Programs Flyertalk.com MilePoint.com
  • 56. Hotel Loyalty Programs What are the current bonuses? FrequentFlyerBonuses.com LoyaltyLobby.com
  • 57. IHG Rewards Club
  • 58. IHG Rewards Club Redeem points for free nights 10K to 50K
  • 59. IHG Rewards Club Gold & Platinum Elite levels
  • 60. IHG Rewards Club Fast track to Gold & Platinum
  • 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. 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. IHG Rewards Club Status match Le Club AccorHotels Platinum Langham 1865 Voyager, etc... Best Western Rewards Diamond IHG Rewards Club Platinum
  • 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. IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks: Only 5000 points for free night! List selected hotels released every 2 months
  • 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. IHG Rewards Club InterContinental Kiev for 5K points (€26) vs €328 cash!
  • 68. IHG Rewards Club Sign-up for all bonus codes!
  • 69. IHG Rewards Club 9500 extra points for 1 stay!
  • 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. IHG Rewards Club The Big Win https://win.ihg.com
  • 72. IHG Rewards Club Earn 50,000 points in 4 nights, 3 stays!
  • 73. IHG Rewards Club InterContinental Ambassador Status
  • 74. InterContinental Ambassador Status http://bit.ly/ichotelmap
  • 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. IHG Rewards Club InterContinental Ambassador Status Cost: $200 / $150 renewal
  • 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. Club Carlson
  • 79. Club Carlson Redeem points for free nights 9K to 50K
  • 80. Club Carlson Redeem points + cash for free nights 5K to 15K
  • 81. Club Carlson Silver, Gold and Concierge Status
  • 82. Club Carlson 2 for 1 and 4 for 2 (EAME) www.clubcarlson.com/2for1 Requires Club Carlson Gold Status Club Carlson
  • 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. Club Carlson Gold as Shareholder Benefit Buy 200 Rezidor Hotel Group shares (+- €800)
  • 85. RECAP
  • 86. IC Paris Le Grand - Royal Suite Rack Rate €4000
  • 87. Paid: €0
  • 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. St. Regis Bangkok - Caroline Astor Suite Lowest Rate €380 - Average €700
  • 90. Paid: €176
  • 91. How? •Used aggregator: HotelsCombined.com •Ebookers.com: Suites cheaper than standard rooms
  • 92. London 2012 Olympic Games
  • 93. Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill €115
  • 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. IC Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa Lowest rate €650
  • 96. Paid: €140
  • 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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