Absolutely! Just because we're based in Boston doesn't mean we only serve Boston organizations. ORIGIN will work in almost any location and will secure hotels anywhere in the world for your next event, while still delivering the same unparalleled cost savings and service.
It's hard to believe but yes! We get paid an industry standard fee by the hotel you end up selecting. There is absolutely no charge to your organization for our services. And we aren't biased. We work with EVERY major hotel and resort in the world so we don't push you into certain hotels. We simply get the best hotels for the lowest cost.
Never! All the details are fully transparent in the hotel contract. We will walk through everything with you to answer any questions way before signing the hotel booking contract.
Your rate isn't affected because hotels pay us from their marketing budgets. They would much rather pay a small fee to get definite business in the hotel than spend a ridiculous amount of money on a social media campaign or magazine advertisement, with no guaranteed return on investment.
That's fantastic! However, we are a free service. Why not get a proposal from a few other hotels, or even the same hotel, just to see what they might offer? Perhaps we can find a newer property, in the same location, with lower rates and more value-adds. The hotel you use will still be there the following year. You never know, maybe the attendees will enjoy the change of venue as well?
That means you're smart, efficient and know the value of time. You're on the right track! ORIGIN has the in-house hotel sales experience the others can't always offer. The larger site selection companies don't require their experts to have in-house hotel sales experience. They hire just about anyone because they take 50% of that persons commission. They claim they train their associates in a classroom setting but this isn't sufficient when you're negotiating with seasoned hotel sales teams who do this every day!
Years of experience, in actual hotel and resort sales, is required in order to secure exceptional savings and risk mitigation for the end client.
CVB's are great, in that they help save time. However, they don't negotiate on your behalf to get the lowest room rates and the best contract terms possible. They're hired to promote their local city. More often than not, they have little to no in-house hotel sales experience. What if you are looking at multiple cities for your event? You would have to use a different CVB in each city!! This can get crazy, fast! ORIGIN can be your partner for all cities, almost anywhere in the world. We have a proven track record for success when it comes to large savings and contract negotiation. Please click on the Testimonials tab at the top of this page or on LinkedIn below to see our reviews.
Make sure you're working with an accredited partner! There are many 3rd party organizations that don't meet the strict industry standards to receive IATA accreditation. This means they are not a hotel trusted entity and will be extremely limited in what they can offer.