How are you able to offer these incentives?
We contract with the world leading hotel chains, cruise lines, and resorts to help them fill their otherwise empty rooms. We help fill empty rooms which the hotels, resorts and cruise lines turn into additional revenue from other areas of their property and future bookings. Hotels rarely experience full occupancy, yet they remain open, providing rooms and services at fixed costs. So when hotels give out their rooms by partnering with marketing companies like us, they might miss out on the room fee, but they already didn’t have that in the first place, at least now they have the opportunity to gain a customer for their in-house restaurants, room service, their casinos, an extra day stay, future bookings, etc. The magic of why our program works so well is the fact that its a win-win for everyone involved. You win because you gain more business from using our incentives. Your customers win because they received an awesome incentive gift from you. The hotels, resorts and cruise lines win because they gain additional revenue from other areas of their establishment that they otherwise would not have been able to get and they also have a new client that may book with them in the future.
Do the certificates have an expiration date?
After you activate a vacation certificate, they will have at least 12 months to travel.
How do I redeem the certificates?
You may activate a certificate online, by fax, or by regular mail. If you activate online, you can instantly fill out the reservation request process, eliminating the wait for snail mail. Our activation process requires only a couple of steps and is easy and efficient to complete.
Do I get to choose the hotel?
You do not get to choose the hotel because we book hotels based upon availability. Keep in mind that these are promotional offers that provide you significant savings on your travel so it’s not going to work the same way as going to www.hotels.com and paying full rack rate where you get to choose the hotel. With us, the properties that we work with and that participate in these promotional offers release the unoccupied inventory to us just 30 days ahead of time. So we don’t even know what hotels are available before that time. We always choose the best hotel available at the time you want to travel. You can be rest assured that we only work with quality hotels from around the world and we won’t even work with any property that has less than an overall 3-star review rating by other travelers on websites such as www.tripadvisor.com.
Do I get to choose a destination?
Yes, you do get to choose the destinations that you wish to travel to.
Can I book before the required 30-day advance notice on the travel certificates?
The properties that we work with release their unoccupied inventory to us just 30 days ahead of time so there is no way around this. Remember, we are filling otherwise empty rooms for the participating properties and this is the time frame that they use to project what their unoccupancy will be. Based on what their projection is will determine how many allotments they can provide to us for these promotions. We don’t even have available inventory to us before 30 days.
What are the taxes and fees and what are they based on for the travel certificates?
The taxes and fees are based on a few factors, examples include but are not limited to: Sales tax based on the full rack rate of the accommodations, maid service fees, zone surcharges, travel agency fees, federal, state, local or municipal taxes, etc.
What brand names are your electronic products and how do you acquire them?
They are not a specific brand. They have been manufactured specifically as an off-brand (generic). It’s not the brand name that matters much, it’s the components inside that matters. How Do We Do This? We have a couple retail partners that we team up with to “crowd purchase” huge shipping containers that hold 10’s of thousands of electronic products at 80-90% off retail. We then turn around and create an incentive certificate around these products and charge you only for the “shipping and handling”. As a member, you get to save because of our relationship with our vendor. We don’t make a dime on these products, we simply pass our pricing on to you and your customers. Our whole goal is to add value to our membership.