Home-Based Travel Agent Wins New Saturn Hybrid Car in Look To Book™ Fall Sweepstakes

Minneapolis, MN | April 20, 2009

Robert King, a home-based travel agent for Travel & Transport of Omaha, Neb., recently won a new Saturn Vue hybrid sedan as the grand prize winner in the recently completed look to book® travel agent loyalty program sweepstakes from Carlson Hotels Worldwide.

King has been a look to book travel agent loyalty program member since 1995. He calls look to book "an incredible program," adding, "The ability to book Carlson Hotels properties around the world and earn points is just terrific, and the awards are obviously pretty good! Also, the satisfaction among our clients who stay at Carlson Hotels properties is very high." King has earned and redeemed more than 2.4 million points during his travel agency career.

"I never dreamed I'd win something like this," said King, a home-based agent for Travel & Transport since 2006. "When I was first contacted, I was skeptical. But once I received the paperwork, I realized, 'Hey, I've really won!'"

All five Carlson Hotels Worldwide brands, spanning luxury to economy, participate in the look to book travel agency loyalty program, including Regent® Hotels & Resorts (regenthotels.com); Radisson® Hotel & Resorts (radisson.com); Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts (parkplaza.com); Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM (countryinns.com); and Park Inn® (parkinn.com).

"For nearly two decades, look to book has provided Carlson Hotels' travel agency partners with a variety of ways to turn their hard work into valuable rewards," says said Heather Passe, vice president, Customer Relationship Marketing, Carlson Hotels Worldwide.

Travel agency professionals can also participate in Carlson Hotels' recently extended promotion, The Big Bonus Event, simply by booking their clients - via the Global Distribution System (GDS) or online through a Carlson Hotels Worldwide hotel brand Web site - for a stay at any of the 1,000 Carlson Hotels Worldwide properties. Agents who book clients during the Big Bonus Event period will earn 15 points for every U.S. dollar spent on consumed hotel bookings, a 50 percent increase from the customary reward of 10 points per dollar. The Big Bonus Event promotion is open to look to book members worldwide through the summer.

Agents can redeem look to book points for a variety of awards ranging from hotel stays to airline miles to prepaid cards that can be used to purchase a variety of products and services. U.S.-based look to book members can also redeem points for retail gift cards from Target, Home Depot, Toys 'R' Us, Pottery Barn and more. Additional details are available at looktobook.com.

Carlson Hotels launched look to book in 1992. Today, the patented online incentive program is recognized as the industry leader among travel agent loyalty programs.

Carlson Hotels Worldwide
Carlson Hotels Worldwide is a leading global hotel company with more than 1,000 locations in 72 countries. Its brands include: Regent® Hotels & Resorts, Radisson® Hotels & Resorts, Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM and Park Inn® . Carlson Hotels Worldwide is part of Carlson, a global travel, marketing and hospitality company.

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