ATLANTA -- Suburban Lodges of America, an Atlanta-based franchiser
of extended-stay hotels, was named the exclusive extended-stay
partner of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), an organization
of Canadian travelers.
The partners estimate that nearly 500,000 snowbirds will travel
in the U.S. during the next few months.
Most CSA members are seniors; 97% of members make at least one
trip a year to warm-weather locations in the U.S.
Suburban Lodges of America owns and operates the Suburban Lodge
extended-stay hotels. Suburban Lodges has more than 170 locations
open or in development in 26 states.
Under terms of the partnership, Suburban Lodges will be the only
extended-stay chain to be promoted by CSA. The hotel company said
it will attempt to boost its visibility with CSA members by
advertising in the organization's periodical.
Agents earn 10% commissions when booking via the CRSs.
Suburban Lodges is in the process of creating a dedicated
reservations line for CSA members, but the toll-free number has not
yet been established. In the meantime, members can call (800)
951-7829 or visit www.suburbanlodge.com.