Old Jun 21, 20, 6:32 pm
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dylanc
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: London, United Kingdom
Programs: Virtuoso, Four Seasons PP, Belmond BC, Dorchester DC, Hyatt Prive, MO Fan Club, Peninsula, Rosewood
Posts: 71
A good agent should have such a relationship with the hotel that they can get preferred pricing plus a long stay discount. They will also have Four Seasons Preferred Partner, Rosewood Elite, Peninsula Pen, and so on - because of this, and also due to buying power, they should be able to negotiate a better price than you doing it yourself.

However, good TA's are hard to come by these days.

I used to be one of the travel bookers for a large finance co in NY and they always came through me (their TA) to book their long term stays as they found it was more cost-effective.

Now is the perfect time to get your TA to negotiate a long stay discount with hotels on your behalf as there are so many good deals out there and the hotels are desperate for business. In saying that I have noticed a lot of long-stay apartments have also dramatically reduced their pricing.
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