October 28, 2010

How Virtuoso Adds Value

Here’s a great example of how families can save money and get more value by booking through a Virtuoso travel advisor.

A client recently inquired about a vacation to the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows on the Big Island of Hawaii. Mauna Lani is wonderful family resort, with a wide range of accommodations from regular hotel rooms to beachfront bungalows with private pools. Camp Mauna Lani is a complimentary program for kids 5-12, where they explore tidal pools, fishponds, and petroglyphs, and make Hawaiian crafts.

The resort is also only US property in North America honored as one of the world's Top Luxury Eco Friendly Beach Destinations by Condé Nast Traveler because of its environmental stewardship.

My client inquired about a promotion he saw on the resort's website, a special winter promotion offering 20% off all rates. A Standard room would be $296 night plus taxes (no resort fees at the Mauna Lani). Because I am a Virtuoso Travel Advisor, if I booked his stay, he would pay this same rate, but would also receive these exclusive amenities:

- Automatic upgrade at time of booking, That means he would pay for a Standard room but be booked into a Garden View room, which normally cost $352 per night.

- Daily buffet breakfast for two (a $100 daily value)

- Deluxe fruit basket

- Early check-in and late check-out , subject to availability

The difference in value for a weeklong stay: over $1100!

There are hundreds of Virtuoso hotels and resorts worldwide. If you are planning a luxury vacation, why not get the most for your money and book through a Virtuoso travel advisor.

For more information, contact Suzette Mack, Family Travel Specialist, at suzette@family-treks.com.

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