Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) is bolstering its ties with the travel trade through the development of a new travel agency programme called withIN. It is aimed at gathering the very best travel agencies in the world. Hand-picked agencies have been invited to join SLH’s new exclusive travel community curated by a specialist global sales team to enjoy best available rates with the inclusion of special benefits and upgrades.
A total of 360 prestigious travel agencies across the globe have so far adhered to the exclusive programme including 8 Continents Travel in China, RASK Travel in the UK, Atelier Voyage in Germany, Smartflyer in Australia, Protravel International in the US and Superviagem in Brazil.
“Making this partnership bigger and better.”
The withIN programme is now bookable via the global distribution system (GDS) and the SLH Voice reservations team, with a dedicated travel agent website expected to launch in the first quarter of next year. Affiliated travel agencies are granted commission levels at 10% on standard room types and 15% on suites (subject to a minimum of two nights).
235 SLH hotels have so far confirmed their participation to the programme including brand new properties such as The Celino South Beach (Miami), Ovolo The Valley (Brisbane), The Merchant House (Bahrain), Finca Serena (Mallorca), Vintry & Mercer (London) and The Outpost Hotel Sentosa (Singapore).
Carsten Lima, vice president of sales for SLH in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) said: “With the launch of withIN, we are making this partnership approach bigger and better, so that selected travel agencies working with us benefit from even more opportunities to promote and sell our participating SLH hotels regardless of luxury network affiliation.”