business traveler rates

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Hi - trying to build mid-week business travel activity in my Inn.  Is there a discount that is the "norm" for a business traveler rate?

For example:  20% of room rate price?

Thank you in advance for your input/suggestions.

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I have a bereavement rate - I have raised it a bit over the years to $80 now with breakfast. That is the rate I use as corporate rate. Hotels have a corporate rate and I may as well also if I want the business. I do not get much business guests but a room night without commission is money (I do not do any OTA so I do not pay commissions anyway.)

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Maybe I'm just an old grump, but I see two kinds of discounts.

The real discount which should be helping me as the business person, discount mid-week when we are not busy, discount in a slow month, discount for my favorite group just because I want to support them. Business rates could fall in this group "if" it draws enough traffic to make it worth your time.

Then there is the other type discount, I ask too much up front and play the game where everyone gets some sort of markdown if they are smart enough to ask, I don't put much stock in that sort of discount.

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No standard at all. The US government has standard rates. Around here, certain businesses have standard rates, for example, we discount for a union to the maximum that they pay, but they can't be specific about the room, it's availability oriented. Do what works for you. For example the discount doesn't apply on stays that include a Saturday.

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Generic wrote:

Do what works for you. For example the discount doesn't apply on stays that include a Saturday.

Or a spouse! Single occupancy only. Otherwise, it's a getaway.

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We have what we call "single business traveler".  In winter $129 and I can stretch to meet US per diem if I bundle breakfast and room allowance.  But it's single

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Had a government employee ask me about a discount for the weekend. Told him the room was already discounted for the government... it's called taxes.

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Under what reasoning is a person who has a job with the state due a discount?    

Maybe next time imtravel, I'll ask for the corporate employee discount.  

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They will try ANYTHING for a discount Smiling

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