Marriott paying out double commission

The Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Beach Resort ... one of the hotels taking part in special offers.

Marriott and Renaissance hotels in the Middle East have special deals for everyone - travel agents, business travellers and meeting planners.

Now more than ever, visiting Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Qatar is affordable, says a spokesman.

Marriott International's Middle East hotels are offering double commission to travel agents when booking hotels in the region. Bookings can be made through Marriott's toll free phone number, GDS or

In order to receive double commission, travel agents must have an IATA or TID number.

The offer runs until January 31. Travel agents may use the GDS code EM to find all Marriott International hotels in the requested city.

Business travellers who fly Emirates will receive room upgrades, based on availability, breakfast and a special rate when staying at Marriott and Renaissance hotels in the region. This promotion is also valid until January 31 and guests must present their valid Emirates Airline ticket or boarding pass when checking in.

Until March 31, meeting planners who book an event for 10 participants or 10 guest rooms at participating Marriott and Renaissance hotels will get one room or one delegate free.

The offer applies per event to the standard conference package or group room offered by the hotel.