The Perks of Booking Before the Year's End

2012The year is coming to a close, and hotel sales offices everywhere want YOUR business. So much so, in fact, that they'll do nearly anything to get it!

Okay, maybe not anything. My point is, sales managers have goals to meet and you help them get there. It's the last quarter of the year and their last chance to make their 2012 numbers.

Take advantage of this by putting the holiday business slump to the side and ask your executives to make meeting plans for next year BEFORE the holidays. It won't be an easy feat - given holiday travel plans, shopping, and a general desire to take care of business after the first of the year. However, you'll benefit from signing pre-2013 contracts in many ways.

You might be offered double rewards points for doing so. Can you say free night stays?

Even better? Additional concessions, upgrades, lower room rates and 2012 menu pricing. And what's not to love about a flexible cancellation clause or a better attrition rate? Furthermore, you might even be faced with a lower F&B minimum, waived labor fees or discounted audio-visual equipment. The possibilities are endless and I urge you to explore them!

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