One way to win the favor of the ever-crankier traveling public: Get rid of one of the industrys most griped-about fees, just like InterContinental Hotels Group is trying to do with its new Check it Free! promotion.
With the offer, IHG (which operates Holiday Inn, InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Staybridge Suites, and Hotel Indigo properties) will pay up to $850 of a guests checked baggage fees on any airline September 1 through December 30 under a few conditions, of course.
Although $50 is a small rebate in the grand scheme of most hotel stays, this deal certainly generates a bit of goodwill for IHG and eliminates a pesky incidental cost that many travelers overlook before takeoff. Plus, the offer lasts through the holidays, when most travelers could certainly put an extra $50 to good use.
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