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Travel Leaders Rolls Out Select Hotel Program for Luxury Agents and Their Clients

May 15, 2013 By: Susan Young

Travel Leaders Group ( is introducing the latest addition to its suite of hotel programs. It's publicly unveiling its Select Hotel Program, which is reserved exclusively for its top luxury-producing travel agencies and their clients.

The program features 447 of the world’s most prestigious hotel and resort properties, and all participating hotels offer competitive rates along with complimentary breakfasts, special VIP amenities, early check-ins and late check-outs (when available) and room upgrades (upon availability).

The program was soft-launched in tandem with theTravel Leaders Group Worldwide Hotel Program, introduced earlier this year. The group introduced a Stream Prepaid Hotel program in 2011.

“As we began building our suite of hotel programs, we knew that perhaps the most critical, integral crowning jewel we needed was an essential luxury component.," said Barry Liben, CEO, Travel Leaders Group. "Travel Leaders Group’s Select Hotel Program provides our top luxury-oriented agencies – with a proven track record of delivering high-yielding clients – with direct access to over 400 of the world’s most luxurious, premier properties that understand the tremendous value behind the Travel Leaders Group name."

“We’re enormously proud that in recognition of the number of sophisticated guests we’re able to bring to these distinguished hoteliers that every single one of them is offering excellent commissionable rates, complimentary breakfasts, VIP amenities and much more," Liben said.

Travel Leaders Group’s suite of hotel programs includes:

Select Hotel Program:  This offers 447 of the most luxurious hotels worldwide available directly through the GDS using TZE in Worldspan, Sabre and Amadeus and TZEL in Apollo/Galileo.

Travel Leaders Group Worldwide Hotel Program: Now the fastest growing hotel program in the industry with over 30,000 hotels around the world, Travel Leaders Group Worldwide Hotel Program covers all chain scales; more than 70 percent of those offer free wireless, more than 50 percent of those offer complimentary breakfasts and more than 50 percent offer gratis parking.

The overwhelming majority of all Travel Leaders Group hotel bookings are made by agents using the GDS, and this program has eliminated the need for the organization and its individual business units to participate directly in other aggregators’ programs. The code for booking the Travel Leaders Group Worldwide Hotel Program is 7TL for Travelport and Amadeus and TL7 for Sabre.

Stream Prepaid Hotel Program – Now with over $1 million in bookings per month, Stream features 70,000 hotels worldwide with competitive rates with a guaranteed 12 percent commission on all prepaid rates. The program is available through Travel Leaders Group's online portal for ease of use by its agents.

Travel Leaders Group is one of North America’s largest travel companies – encompassing over 30 percent of all traditional travel agents. Annual gross sales are approximately $18 billion..

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Susan Young
A veteran of 100-plus cruises, Susan J. Young, is senior contributing editor for cruises – covering ocean, river and niche cruises for Travel Agent and

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By Susan Young | May 15, 2013
Travel Leaders Group has introduced the latest addition to its comprehensive suite of hotel programs. The group has publicly unveiled the Select Hotel Program, reserved exclusively for its top luxury producing travel agents and their clients. It features 447 upscale properties worldwide.