Of Course, With A Deal Like This, There Are A Few “Very Reasonable” Conditions:
Please appreciate that when you are scoring an incredible “homeowner-incentive” giveaway of a 4 Day/3 Night Holiday in a luxury resort for such a crazy low investment, understandably there’s a few conditions.
But don’t worry, they’re fair & reasonable.
1. Most hotels won’t have availabilities during the busy Christmas & school holiday periods – because during these times, they don’t have empty rooms to give away.
We recommend that your appraisal clients choose nights between Sunday & Thursday – if they want to include a “peak night” of Friday or Saturday, there’s a modest approx. AUD$55 surcharge.
Why? Because Fridays & Saturdays are busy days & therefore resorts don’t have many empty rooms available.
Remember, this promotional package is a cross-promotion that’s based on a “WIN/WIN/WIN” basis, where the hotels give up rooms for tiny rates at times when they have vacancies (mainly Sunday to Thursdays outside of school holidays).
The idea is for your business to WIN, your homeowners WIN & the resort WINS.
Keep in mind your customers have 5 nights during most weeks to enjoy their break without any surcharge.
2. There are nightly “booking & service fees” for all resorts , which is a travel industry standard – AUD$44.55 per room per night.
The “booking & services fees” are a hospitality standard & entail, but are not limited to payment to reservation engines for the booking process (eg: the likes of Expedia & Booking.com), travel agency fees & housekeeping costs.
You are no doubt aware that “booking fees” are commonplace in many industries, whether it be theatre, concerts, airlines, cinemas or hotels.
In this instance, although the room is free, when a reservation engine (like Trivago or Expedia for example) is involved, understandably there’s a booking fee.