I received the following email from a reader from Hilton Hotels, http://www.hiltonluxury.com/Escape/:
Close to 90% of travel agents said their clients are looking for a good deal on vacation travel this year, according to an American Express survey. And this summer, good deals won’t be hard to find. The challenging economy has prompted hotels, airlines and resorts to cut their prices, making summer travel much more affordable than it has been in recent years. It’s an especially great time for vacationers to upgrade to a luxurious getaway, with room rates 13.2% lower at luxury hotels than last year, according to a weekly survey by Smith Travel Research.
Representing one of the most aggressive luxury promotions, Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Waldorf Astoria Collection hotels in North America just launched Summer Escape, offering a free night with purchase of two to four consecutive nights (varies by property) for stays before August 30, 2009 along with on-property packages including dining, golf, spa and kids’ clubs representing up to $400 in value. And for advance bookings made by June 15, 2009 and consumed by August 30, 2009, guests receive a free night stay with a second paid night.
I thought you might like to share this with your readers. And to help them disconnect from the office and get in the summer vacation spirit, here’s a short video highlighting the hoteliers’ summer vacation destinations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mtdg9c9fmk
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