rates, for those who make reservations at least 29 days in advance.
(This marketing strategy is similar to the airlines.)
Corporate rates, which typically are discounted 10% to 50% ... when
one shows a company ID, or even a business card.
Discounts to members of clubs, organizations and other national
affiliations such as frequent flyer plans, auto or oil-company
travel clubs, and AARP senior citizens.
Special weekend guest rates. These concessions are due to increased
weekend vacancies in the big city hotels that cater to business
travelers Monday through Thursday.
Free accommodations are available from tour organizers, when one
hustles up four or more paying travelers for their tours.
accounting firm Laventhol & Horwath reports that it’s often possible
to get a better hotel rate than the one posted. All you need to do
is ask. (Discounts of 10% to 20% were available for the asking at
one-third of 270 luxury hotels surveyed by the firm.)
For members of
a trade exchange, often the easiest and “best” rates for hotel rooms
are those acquired with trade dollars. That’s because those dollars
have superb leverage having been earned at your company’s variable