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FIT Rate Program (Foreign Individual Traveler or Fully Independent Traveler) Dynamic FIT Rate The Choice Hotels Dynamic FIT rate is an automatic percentage off a hotels Best Available Rate (BAR), which will help us offer you competitive rates in the marketplace with a guaranteed discount. New for 2011! Choice Hotels will implement a virtual credit card payment program (VCC). All FIT reservations will require a VCC upon confirmation. In order to participate in the FIT rate program you must have an approved virtual credit card or one-time use merchant card. F.I.T. Rates  Net, Non-Commissionable  Dynamic FIT rate - 1 person rate/ 2 persons rate plus tax, no extra person charge US and Canada. Extra person charges may apply for hotels outside the US and Canada.  Subject to availability  Rates are confidential and will not be divulged to the guest  All reservations are guaranteed and must be held through day of arrival. If a reservation is a no-show, the tour operator will be held liable for the first night’s Room and Tax Charge. Reservations can be Booked  Online at Travel Professionals  GDS Systems and Pegasus  Central Reservations Tour Desk (or Choice local toll-free reservation number)  E-mail: Benefits of a Virtual Credit Card (VCC)  One-time use credit card numbers that greatly improve the security and accuracy of payments  The credit card number is only active for a specific reservation total and for a specific time frame which means they cannot be charged for additional nights or upgrades  Will significantly reduce bookkeeping, tracking costs, and administration workload  Hotels will charge the VCC upon guest departure. However most vendors offer a 30 day billing cycle like a general credit card. (Based on your individual agreement) Please complete the FIT Application and email to

10770 Columbia Pike Silver Spring, MD 20901 Phone 301.592.5125  Fax 301.592.6227

Dynamic FIT Rate Program Rate Code: SIT Automatic 20% (minimum) off BAR Plus Tax

Valid for 1 person/2 persons, no extra person charge Based on market demand, hotels can offer deeper discount Rates may vary according to room types Reservations can be booked (Based on availability): Online: Travel Professionals on Central Reservations Tour Desk  Phone: 800-225-2774 (or country specific toll-free reservation number)  Fax:


 E-mail: GDS Systems Pegasus All Dynamic Floating FIT reservations must be confirmed and billed with a virtual credit card

10770 Columbia Pike Silver Spring, MD 20901 Phone 301.592.5125  Fax 301.592.6227

FIT PROGRAM APPLICATION Legal Company Name: Trading Name/DBA Address: City/State/Country:

Zip/Postal Code

Sales Contact Name: Phone Number:

Fax Number:

Email Address: Accounting Contact Name: Phone Number:

Fax Number:

Email Address: Res Contact Name: Phone Number:

Fax Number:

Email Address: Web Address (URL): RESERVATION INFORMATION (check one) IATA/ARC Number or TID Number:

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My IATA/ARC (OR TID#) is: I do not have an IATA number; please assign my company a booking number.

10770 Columbia Pike Silver Spring, MD 20901 Phone 301.592.5125 ♦ Fax 301.592.6227

FIT PROGRAM APPLICATION cont’d Business Model Years in Business: Define Business Model Annual hotel room nights:

B2B 

B2C 

Both 

Upscale __________% Midscale___________% Anticipated annual room nights to Choice Hotels: Top destinations: Top source markets:

Distribution Do you print a tariff or brochure: Do you have a consumer booking website? Do you have a password protected website for travel trade clients?



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List URL’s: How are hotels positioned on your website? (by rate, distance, category, preferred partnership)__________________________________________ Direct Connect  GDS  Website  What is your preferred method of booking? Center  3rd Party 


Choice Hotels FIT rates are loaded in the main GDS Systems listed below. If applicable, indicate the airline system that you subscribe to:

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Fantasia Galileo

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Worldspan Gemini

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Abacus Amadeus


Payment Choice Hotels FIT rate participants must use a virtual credit card upon confirmation of all FIT reservations. Virtual Credit Card Vendor: Please contact Carla Church for information at 301.592.6237 or Print Name_______________________________Title___________________________Date_______________ Signature of Company Representative_____________________________________________________

10770 Columbia Pike Silver Spring, MD 20901 Phone 301.592.5125 ♦ Fax 301.592.6227

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