Best Western Grows Global FIT Program

29th May 2002

PHOENIX å—Best Western, The Worldå‘s Largest Hotel Chainå?, has enhanced it Global FIT program by adding rate plans and Euro and Canadian currency billing options to make it the most competitive and tour operator friendly programs available in the lodging industry.

Best Western’s unique Central Bill payment program provides the convenience of one itemized monthly invoice that consolidates all business booked worldwide with the tour operator’s Global FIT Tour Account Number.

Tour operators booking Best Western hotels have access to net FIT rates for over 2,100 hotels in more than 50 countries.
In addition to the net FIT rates, a variety of competitive rate plans are available to choose from including standard rack rates, corporate rates, and BestRates? starting at $49 per night. These additional rate plans are commissionable (with the exception of FIT) and are available at all 4,000 Best Western hotels worldwide.

Additionally, Best Western now offers a new option for a second central bill and payment currency for GFIT tour accounts that have significant destination product to either Europe or Canada. This feature allows either Canadian or Euro dollars as a secondary currency option to billing and payment in US dollars.
“With these enhancements, Best Western remains in the forefront of international hotel chains for comprehensive Global FIT programs,” said Bob Gilbert, vice president of Worldwide Marketing and Sales. “Our objective since the inception of the Global FIT program, has been to offer more rate plan options and flexibility in payment and billing procedures to make Best Western the hotel chain of choice for tour operators worldwide,” Gilbert added.
Best Western International is the world’s largest hotel chain with more than 4,000 hotels in 80 countries and territories. Best Western is a membership association of independently owned and operated hotels that provides marketing, reservations and operational support to its members.



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