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How to Secure the Best Hotel Rates

October 2014 Hideaway Report | By Andrew Harper

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Each year at this time, the Andrew Harper Alliance team finalizes contracts with partner hotels, securing special rates and valuable benefits at the majority of recommended properties around the globe. It is an opportune moment, therefore, to debunk the myth that the best room rates can be found on the websites of hotels, villas or cruise lines. Sometimes this may be true, but frequently, the Travel Office can secure lower prices and/or additional amenities such as upgrades on arrival, complimentary breakfasts and shipboard credits. It always pays to see what our travel 
consultants can do for you, whether you’re reserving a weekend getaway or a three-week safari.

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This article appeared in the October 2014 print edition of Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report under the headline “Securing the Best Rates."

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Andrew Harper Photo Andrew Harper is the editor of the Hideaway Report, a luxury travel newsletter that first appeared in 1979. He travels anonymously and pays his own expenses in pursuit of unique properties that offer unusually high levels of personal service. Hotels have no idea who he is, so he is treated exactly as you might be.


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