Preferred adds bonus commission in new campaign

Preferred Hotels & Resorts is offering a three per cent bonus commission to travel agents for bookings made under its new global campaign, Loving Local, which champions local and regional hotel stays across 21 markets.

The three per cent bonus is on top of the standard 10 per cent agency commission for Loving Local bookings made through the GDS or direct channels with a qualifying IATA/TIDS number.

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Loving Local must be booked by July 31, 2020 for stays through December 31, 2020, with a minimum two-night stay required. It is made available at more than 200 participating hotels and resorts worldwide.

Travellers who book Loving Local will receive the best available rate, daily breakfast options for two, and a stay credit ranging from US$25-$70 that can be used for on-site expenditures. The offer is subject to availability and blackout dates may apply.

In addition, they will also benefit from an immediate fast track to Elite status in the brand’s loyalty programme, I Prefer Hotel Rewards, which features a VIP amenity, next category room upgrade, 2,500 bonus points, and complimentary internet.

To receive the I Prefer benefits, guests must enroll and activate I Prefer membership prior to arrival or upon check-in at the hotel. I Prefer Elite benefits and points awards are only available at participating properties.

Upon confirmation, all Loving Local bookings will also unlock access to special benefits from partner brands including Avis (for car rentals in Asia), and Travel Curious (for curated tours of one’s chosen destination).

Participating hotels in Asia and Australasia include Azur in Queenstown, New Zealand; Bungaraya Island Resort in Sabah, Malaysia; Discovery Suites Manila Philippines in Manila, Philippines; Lancaster Bangkok in Bangkok, Thailand; One Farrer Hotel in Singapore; The Fullerton Hotel Sydney in Sydney, Australia; The Imperial New Delhi in New Delhi, India; The Leela Palace Udaipur in Udaipur, India; The Sanchaya in Bintan Island, Indonesia; and The Siam in Bangkok, Thailand.

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