Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has rolled out the withIN programme, which aims to offer the best available rates, special benefits and upgrades for travel agency members handpicked by its specialist global sales team.
A total of 360 agencies have been invited to join the exclusive travel community, including 8 Continents Travel, China; RASK Travel, the UK; Atelier Voyage, Germany; Smartflyer, Australia; Protravel International, the US; and Superviagem, Brazil.
Newly launched this month, the withIN programme is now bookable via the GDS and the SLH Voice reservations team, with a dedicated travel agent website set to launch in 1Q2020. Affiliated travel agencies are granted commission levels at 10 per cent on standard room types and 15 per cent on suites (subject to a minimum of two nights).
Travel agencies signed up to the programme will be able to secure highly attractive benefits for their customers, including complimentary daily breakfast for two, a room upgrade to next room category (subject to availability at the time of check-in), early check-in/late check-out (subject to availability at the time of check-in), a credit worth minimum US$50 per room, per stay to be spent on non-accommodation extras such as F&B and spa on property, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi.
So far, 235 SLH hotels have signed up to the programme, including The Celino South Beach, Miami; Ovolo The Valley, Brisbane; The Merchant House, Bahrain; Finca Serena, Mallorca; Vintry & Mercer, London and The Outpost Hotel Sentosa, Singapore.
Carsten Lima, EMEA vice-president of sales for SLH, said: “We strongly believe in investing in our partnership approach to working with the best travel agencies. So our relationship with them continues to go from strength to strength. With the launch of withIN, we are making this partnership approach bigger and better, so that selected travel agencies working with us benefit from even more opportunities to promote and sell our participating SLH hotels regardless of luxury network affiliation”.