Egypt Tourism

Published on Thursday, March 12, 2009

IHG twitters new booking opportunities

SINGAPORE – Travel companies continue to seek ways to harness the power of social media to open up new business opportunities.

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has come up with the idea of a “Friends and Family” programme that will encourage its more than 330,000 staff to promote hotel bookings to their social networks.

The new global IHG Friends and Family programme provides hotel rooms at more than 4,150 hotels worldwide at discounted rates for friends and family of IHG colleagues.

After registering through IHG’s intranet, all staff will receive an email with a unique web link to a personal hotel booking webpage.

Staff can forward the web link to their friends and family, who then click the link to go to this personal web page and book their stays at exclusive rates.

Staff rates apply to any reservation made between now and May 31 for bookings made up to one year in advance of stay.

IHG did not disclose the amount of discount which will be available for friends and families.


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  • IHG family and friends promotion

    This promotion is available for anyone to make a booking and save between 20% and 50%. If you know the link to the website, you can get ALL the discounts for the IHG friends and family promotion! I found the link below on a blog and it works great! Basically, employees are forwarding to their friends and thus anyone who is a friend of a friend can qualify. The discounts are amazing at 25%-50% off of over 4,000 hotels around the world. The catch is you have to book your rooms before May 31 (your stay can be up to a year in advance), AND you need to pre-pay at time of booking. I booked Orlando for mid June and save 40% off their busiest week. Now I can actually afford to go on vacation with my kids! Here's the link so give it a try: Print the voucher out and fill it out with the information on the web page and use Denham for the employee work city (which is where their headquarters is). Good luck!

    By Philip Lassman, Thursday, April 2, 2009

  • Helping and working together

    I read your story about Peter Williams. While many are affected by the current conditions, I suggest that you include a contact email etc for those who lose jobs. Some companies are still looking for good people but have no immediate way of making contact when they see people let go like Peter Williams. You can help the people employed in the travel industry and possible assist in a faster return to the norm. In the long run it will benefit everybody.

    By Elias Moubayed, Thursday, March 12, 2009

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