(PRWEB) December 21, 2004
In an effort to counter excessive commissions charged by online travel agents worldwide, GHD a company formed by a group of hotel professionals has launched the Global Hotel Discount Card, the GHD Card is a discount card that offers clients a 10% to 15% discount on hotel accommodation through the GHD hotel network; other then the minimum 10% discount, participating hotels pay no commissions, pay no inclusion fees and offer no allotments, all participating hotels contact information are presented on Global Hotel Discount website for all to see and contact.
ÂWith the continued consolidation of online & offline travel agents, hotels have no choice but to work with agencies that often charge over 30% in commissions for each room reserved, it is only in the hotel industry that the middle man (in this case being the travel agent) has the ability to ask and obtain a third of the value of a business transactionÂ commented Mr. Nawar Alsaadi GHD founder and marketing manager.
GHD advantage is not limited to participating hotels, while travel agencies keep the difference between the room price and the hotel net price for themselves, GHD passes that difference to its clients in the form a discount under the GHD Discount rate, hence offering its card members a real discount mechanism.
ÂGHD goal is to offer true discount travel without causing financial harm to participating hotels, the 10% to 15% discount offered by GHD hotels is less then half what those hotels pay online travel agents in commissionsÂ highlighted Mr. Anes Altai GHD commercial manager.
GHD believe that accommodation prices are kept artificially high today, hotels are obliged to offer extremely high RAK rates to compensate for excessive commissions, in addition hotels are often tied by restrictive contracts forbidding them from offering lower prices outside of the online travel agent circle.
GHD is excited by the level of interest shown by hotels worldwide starting from New Zealand passing by Africa and Europe and ending in the Americas, shortly GHD is planning to offer its services in the US market.
About GHD Sarl
Global Hotel Discount based in Paris, France, is the first company offering an accessible global hotel discount card, the card cost 50Â for one year membership and 95Â for two years, currently there are over 70 hotels accepting the GHD card in 26 countries, the company goal is to expand GHD card acceptance to over 1000 hotels worldwide by 2006. GHD Cards are sold online and in certain participating proprieties, the GHD program is free for hotels to participate in globally with the only requirement being a minimum 10% discount on the hotel seasonal full rates.
Global Hotel Discount