This program provides all Travelport Galileo-connected travel agents with
access to the best available published, non-restricted rates offered
by participating hoteliers.
Travrelport Galileo agents can now provide a more efficient and enhanced service
to their clients while booking participating hotels through
RoomMaster with greater confidence and increasing loyalty, knowing
that they are booking the same great rates found on a hotel's
website or by calling the hotel direct.
Launched in July of 2004, the program has already attracted both
large global hotel groups and regional hotel chains alike including:
Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Kempinski Hotels & Resorts,
Kimpton Hotels, Destination Hotels & Resorts, Small Luxury
Hotels, Best Western Hotels, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, Hilton
Hotels, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Omni Hotels, Outrigger Hotels
& Resorts, WestCoast and Red Lion Hotels, Minto Place Suite
Hotel, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, and Boscolo Hotels
"Best Available Rate" or "BAR" rates mean they are the lowest
'Unrestricted Rates' defined as a rate available to the general
public that does not require pre-payment and does not impose
cancellation or change penalties and⁄or fees, other than those
imposed as a result of a hotel property's normal cancellation
policy. Group rates, opaque rates, and other rates that require
credentials are excluded.
Hotels Benefits of Participating in the BAR program
"Travelport Galileo's focus on the best available rate in the GDS
fits perfectly into Marriott's approach and our Look No Further
Best Rate Guarantee,"
Increased confidence and loyalty from Travelport Galileo agents worldwide.
Increased bookings for participating hotels.
Extensive sales and marketing support worldwide to promote
Creates consistent rate policy across distribution channels
Control of brand and rate integrity.
Increase brand share from non-participating competitors.
- Mike Burns, Director GDS at Marriott
"Hyatt is pleased to participate in Travelport Galileo's Best
Available Rate program, reaffirming its commitment to the travel
agent community -- whom Hyatt has long recognized as an important
distribution channel." -
Joan Lowell, Vice President, Electronic
Distribution, at Hyatt Hotels & Resorts