As Marriott International moves towards creating a more seamless experience for its travel professional partners, the company is announcing a change in benefits affecting SPG Pro travel professionals starting January 2, 2018.
ProLearning and STARPRO rates will be replaced by Marriott’s popular Hotel Excellence! platform and exclusive Fam-Tastic® discount rate.
With Fam-Tastic rates, qualified travel professionals will be able to explore participating brands across the SPG® and Marriott Rewards® portfolio at a deeper discount than STARPRO rates. These rates are valid for one room with a maximum of four consecutive nights. With this announcement, Marriott will also expand partners’ access to the special rates by lifting the prior limit of five stays per year. Stays at the Fam-Tastic® discount rate will now be unlimited, subject to availability.
In addition, SPG Pro travel professionals will no longer earn Starpoints or eligible nights toward elite status for client bookings. For client bookings made on or before January 1, 2018, SPG Pro members will still earn Starpoints — even if the stay occurs after January 1, 2018. SPG® Pro members’ Starpoints balance will not go away, and the way they earn and redeem for both personal travel and any meetings and events bookings will remain the same.
Finally, SPG Pro meeting planners will continue to earn Starpoints and eligible nights toward elite status for booking meetings and events and third-party professional meeting planners will gain access to Marriott’s exclusive Plan-Tastic discount rates at participating brands across the SPG and Marriott Rewards portfolio. Similar to Fam-Tastic, these rates offer a deeper discount than STARPRO rates with unlimited bookings across the portfolio.
Marriott has taken a thorough and thoughtful approach to making these changes and is excited to offer these new benefits to travel professionals and meeting planners.
For more information about Marriott’s travel agent benefits, please visit Travel Agent website. For more information about Marriott’s meeting planner benefits, please visit our Group Partners website.
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