Valerie Wilson Travel successfully held the 5th Annual Suite Access Fair via Zoom. The innovative virtual event featured 110 properties that presented over four days to over 100 VWT Advisors. The digital edition of Suite Access Fair consisted of eight one-hour sessions where suppliers were given 5 minutes to present the best of their property to VWT Advisors. The program started with an opening session to review the Suite Access value proposition and discuss marketing initiatives. VWT Suite Access Fair 2020 concluded with an awards ceremony honoring top Advisors and select hotels.
“The travel industry is so resilient, and we have maximized COVID to do more advisor training,” said Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Co-President & Owner of VWT. “We wanted to find a way to still have this event, to keep Advisors at the forefront of the industry and to continue to collaborate with our supplier partners – I think we achieved that with flying colors.”
All featured properties are members of VWT’s proprietary program, Suite Access™, which gives VWT clients access to the finest suites at the world’s most extraordinary hotels and resorts, all while providing high-touch service and top tier value-add amenities. The program includes 200+ hotels in 45 countries and 120 destinations around the world and now has expanded to include cruise, with Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, Silversea Cruises and Celebrity Cruises.
“This virtual edition of Suite Access Fair was a great way to stay in touch and keep Advisors up to date,” said Kees Hogetoorn, Director of Sales & Marketing, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam. “While we love to see everyone in person, the fact that over 125 agents were listening and asking questions via the chat option was a fantastic alternative – I was so pleased with the opportunity. Not to mention, it was lovely seeing so many familiar faces again after this tough period.”
Suite Access™ hotel members provide exclusive benefits solely for VWT clients who book a suite-level reservation. Clients who book a qualifying reservation for a minimum of two (2) nights receive:
• A minimum of US $200 on-property credit to be enjoyed during their stay (if other currency, credit may vary with exchange rates)
• Early check-in & late check-out, based on availability
• Personal welcome from the hotel’s manager
• En-Suite welcome amenity
• Complimentary wi-fi internet access
• Complimentary full breakfast daily