Susan Helstab, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Four Seasons
“Our rates are our rates, and we don’t drop them. But we’re offering more packages with added value by throwing in a third or fourth night free, a spa credit, or breakfast—one of those things that everybody eats.”
Danny Meyer, CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group
“People feel better when they go out to eat in a full place. I’m keeping my restaurants filled however I can. At the Modern, we started a new list called Wines for These Times, a page of 35 bottles under $50.”
Online Booking Agents
Tracey Weber, Chief Operating Officer, Travelocity
“This year, our team is putting extra energy toward home-port cruising: it’s a great way for travelers to save money since they avoid paying airfare. The price difference between a home-port cruise versus a Caribbean-based one is profound.”
Steve Ridgway, Chief Executive, Virgin Atlantic
“We’re growing our premium economy cabins. The service fits a real need at the moment. Business travelers who want to cut costs can trade down, while leisure travelers looking for more space are still willing to spend a little extra.”
Priscilla Alexander, President and Founder, Protravel International, Inc.
“Travelers should pay particular attention to last-minute opportunities right now. And certainly with cruises and front-of-plane seating, you’ll find some great values.”
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