We’ve seen an influx of add-on values from the Caribbean in the last few weeks, but Mexico hasn’t exactly been quiet either. In fact, it’s getting to the point where add-on values from resorts in Mexico, the Caribbean and the rest of the world, for that matter, are becoming a daily occurrence.
In fact, we aren’t even at mid-week and Travel Agent’s inbox has been cluttered with deals from $200 resort credits from Grupo Posadas, a Mexico and Latin America tour operator, to $200 savings on trips to Costa Rica, to name just a couple. Agents should advise clients to take advantage of these deals especially since they don’t often come around this time of the year.
The best deals for your clients and for the resorts are added value as opposed to discounted rates. Now, a slight savings on rates won’t hurt the long-term value on a hotel room but, if hotels get desperate and starting chopping rates down drastically, it may hurt their chances of getting repeat clients— or at least that’s how some industry professionals we spoke to on the subject feel. After all, would your clients really want to stay at a resort next year for double the price they paid this year? Perhaps not. Then again, travelers’ budgets may not be as tight next year as they are this year if a new president steps in and begins to clean up this economic mess. Regardless, added value is arguably the safest way for resorts to go, whether that be in the form of airfare or credit at the resort.
One of Mexico and Latin America’s major hoteliers, Grupos Posadas, seems to have gotten that memo. The company is offering $200 credit with a three-night stay at its AQUA Cancun property for travel now through May 31. It must be booked by February 15.
Visit www.posadas.com. Keep visiting our site as we continue to relay the great deals we get.