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WHY IT RATES: Ever dream of being a Secret Agent? Instead of being like James Bon, you can be the best travel advisor possible with the new platform.—Donald Wood, Breaking News Senior Writer.
The Standard, the leading boutique hospitality brand announced today the launch of Secret Agent, its new exclusive specialty rate program designed specifically for Travel Agents. The private platform will feature exclusive rates and perks for use at any of the award-winning properties across The Standard & Bunkhouse Group portfolios.
Travel Agents accepted into the program will have access to exclusive perks for their guests, competitive commission rates, insider tips, and expert education and insight into travel industry trends. Each member of the Secret Agent program will also have access to a dedicated “Agent Ally” available 24/7 to assist with bookings.
Members of Secret Agent will have access to multiple promotions with a combination of discounts, commissions, and perks allowing them to tailor the best experience for their clients:
—Secret Agent Discount: From 10% off BAR / 10% Commision
—Secret Agent Package Me Up: From 20% off BAR/ 0% Commision
—Secret Agent Perks: From 10% Commision/ F&B Credit + Upgrade/Early Check-In & Late Check- Out upon availability
Following the success of the Standard’s “Friends with Benefits” program, which offers guests preferred pricing in all The Standard properties around the world, The Standard has created Secret Agent to better engage and benefit the frontline Travel Agents across the industry.
Travel Agents who join the program and make a booking via the Secret Agent platform by June 2022 will be entered into a sweepstakes to win a trip to The Standard, Ibiza & The Standard, London. The prize includes a three-night stay at The Standard, Ibiza, two-night stay at The Standard, London and USD $1,000 flight credit.
To qualify for membership in the Secret Agent program, Travel Agents must be IATA certified and are encouraged apply at secretagent.standardhotels.com.
SOURCE: Standard International press release.