InterContinental Hotels Joins Members-Only Rate Party, Buyers Not Celebrating

[UPDATE, May 5: Travel agencies will earn commissions on the IHG rates, according to a press official.]

[UPDATE, May 3: InterContinental Hotels Group is "working diligently" to make the new member rates available via GDSs "in the coming weeks," according to an IHG letter to travel professionals.]

Confused about how and whether to access some of the big chains' new members-only rates? You're not alone.

Hyatt said its member rates are not in the global distribution systems and agents need to log . . .

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Jay Campbell

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Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them with Business Travel News. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.