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Travel: The concierge - LUXURY ON THE CHEAP.

The first edition of The Penny Pincher's Passport toLuxury Travel was hugely successful with readers who wanted to experience the joys of travelling in luxury on a budget.

A completely revised second edition has now been launched, full of new material and little-known secrets to help even the average person travel like the rich and famous - without being either.

The Penny Pincher's Passport to Luxury Travel: The Art of Cultivating Preferred CustomerStatus provides a unique approach to travel that steers travellers away from no-frills journeys and points them toward the wonders of first-class accommodations and preferential treatment.

The book explains, step-by-step, how to build relationships with airlines, hotels, and car rental agencies and turn these relationships into travel currency, discounts, and upgrades.

The book provides readers with an intimate knowledge of the art of luxury travel, including:

the importance of building long-term relationships with elite travel companies;

how and when to visit the most desirable destinations; the role frequent-user programmes play and how to get the programmes to work for you;

how to travel against the grain using the 'contrarian strategy'; l how to avoid various travel scams;

and finding the best methods for dealing with the labyrinth of airline and hotel rules.
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Jul 3, 2004
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