| Originally Posted by emaya77 |
Is anyone qualifying for the group promotions? If so, which ones? And was it super hard to get guests to book as part of the group rather then them going off to sites like expedia and booking at a cheaper rate? How were you able to sway guests away from doing that?
Hey Emily! I have the group promotions. I went through Tammy Host, and she really worked that group contract for me! She's awesome! When I saw your post, I got a little worried...so I checked Orbitz for package deals, and it looks like it's about the same price in the long run. A double is a little cheaper on Orbitz it looks like, but you don't get all the free perks that we have in our contract, like free excursions and airport transfers, etc etc.
We really haven't said anything or given any information about booking in a different way or at a different hotel. If anyone does, it will be because they do it without us knowing, which I hope wouldn't happen. I think pretty soon, within the next month or so, we will start calling people and asking if they have any questions personally, so hopefully that will help head off any of that as well.