loop+ takes the luxury travel industry to a new level! The revolutionary digital B2B platform for luxury tourism was developed to give the luxury travel industry the best conditions to network professionally, collaborate effectively and successfully grow their business. loop+ welcomes all luxury tourism players as an independent platform.
Behind loop+ is a global network of the best luxury tourism brands and top destinations. A unique matching system brings together the right players based on data. With loop+, the best of digital and face-to-face networking has been combined to guarantee the greatest possible added value: more contacts, more presence and more business opportunities. Become part of the leading luxury travel network in Europe now!
You want to be among the pioneers? Create your account and your business profile now and benefit from our unique loop+ network starting in November.BECOME A PIONEER NOW & REGISTER FOR FREE
The constantly growing database for the German-speaking market includes thousands of contacts, including hotels, travel agencies, tour operators, DMOs, MICE agencies, journalists and many more. In addition, the portfolio also includes access to the emerging Central and Eastern European markets (CEE).Become a pioneer now & register for free
loop+ Booking Engine. Take your travel business to the next level. Our loop+ Booking Engine gives you access to an exclusive product portfolio that offers exactly what your customers need.
With our exclusive agreements, you get the best hotels in the most sought-after destinations at the best price. Find top destinations, guaranteed rates, availability and deals that can't be found anywhere else. Our custom-developed booking system makes it quick and easy to book accommodations with its user-friendly interface. From exquisite privately run boutique hotels to apartments and resorts. Numerous filters facilitate the search. Once an accommodation places custom loop+ room rates, availability, and package deals in GDS, you can see them and book directly. Availabilities are synchronized instantly, eliminating the risk of overbooking or missed reservations.
loop+ is the alternative to get in touch with hand-picked travel agencies and tour operators and to open up new supply chains. The loop+ network covers the markets Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Central and Eastern Europe as well as selected international partner alliances. With loop+ you can significantly increase your occupancy and your total turnover. Your network partners are your constant supporters, on whom you can count in a highly profitable market. With loop+, the world opens up for you to a premium network of high-quality and selected contacts for targeted sales, saving you time and travel costs.
The goal is to help unique accommodations like yours build new business relationships by networking with carefully selected partners. Especially for this purpose, this innovative digital platform was developed, which enables and promotes an active exchange. loop+ is the unique premium tourism network in Europe including the CEE markets, which unites suppliers, journalists, bloggers, tour operators and travel agencies etc. from the "Who is Who" of the luxury travel industry. Create your profile on loop+ now. Registration takes only 3 minutes, start today and soon welcome your first contacts.Become a pioneer now & register for free
With loop+, you will not only find new hotel products and inspirations for your sales, but also the right contact person in the hotel who will actively support you. The biggest advantage a travel buyer has over the internet is the personal contact to the accommodations and that is exactly what loop+ offers. Especially in the premium segment, customers often have special wishes and concerns and these questions are often as diverse as the customer himself. In the loop+ network, you can find the right contact person with just one click and can process your inquiries faster as well as advise and serve your customers in the best possible way.
IMPORTANT: To achieve a high booking volume, it is generally necessary to offer an attractive and market-appropriate rate (rate parity). For further questions regarding the contract, our support team is available at email@example.com.
No. The loop+ Booking Engine is a closed system that requires access data. An automated comparability (crawling) is therefore not possible.
Through the loop+ Booking Engine you recieve more direct bookings. Why? We solve the biggest problems why agencies do not book directly until now
Already in the loop+ profile (before the booking process) the following information is provided:
For the participation in the loop+ Booking Engine the rate loading in the GDS Sabre is mandatory.
We are happy to put you in touch with a contact for a low-cost GDS connection. For further questions regarding the contract, please contact our support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
loop+ offers you a special selection of high-quality, stylish and luxurious loop+ partner hotels worldwide. All hotels have been selected and checked by us and offer your clients comfort and amenities of the highest standard. By the way: More loop+ hotels are added almost daily.
The best luxury hotels in the world at attractive prices. With the unique loop+ VIP added values with every booking. You can book all hotels directly online for your clients. Your clients pay personally when they check out at the hotel and you receive your commission after the clients check out (Commissionable Rates). Alternatively, you can take over the payment of the rate for your clients and charge your clients for their stay with your individually calculated mark-up (Net of Commission Rates).
When booking a hotel through loop+, your clients receive significant added value at the hotel and always have VIP guest status. The loop+ benefits vary depending on the hotel, but almost always include a daily complimentary breakfast for two people per room, early check-in and late check-out, and a room upgrade subject to availability. In addition, your clients will receive a welcome amenity with a personal greeting in your name in their room upon arrival. Many hotels also offer other attractive benefits (for example, a 100 USD hotel credit per stay). By the way: There is no surcharge for these benefits.
Most of the loop+ advantage rates offered correspond to the so-called "Best Available Rate" for the respective period (also called "Flexible Rate", "Best Flexible Rate" or "Standard Rate"). In addition, loop+ offers reduced special rates, such as free nights for longer stays or a percentage discount. However, the total price displayed usually already includes the discounts offered.
The use of the loop+ VIP hotel booking service is free of charge for you as a travel agency. However, since the loop+ benefits are so immense for some rates, we have made a commitment to our partner hotels to only make the benefit rates available to our registered travel agencies. Therefore, you will only see the particularly attractive advantage rates after logging in. Please have understanding for this.
The vast majority of loop+ hotel bookings can be canceled free of charge up to 24 or 48 hours before arrival. For the booking, only a credit card is required as a guarantee. The credit card will not be charged before the cancellation deadline. Payment is made by your clients personally at check-out on site at the hotel. In exceptional cases, such as on particularly popular dates or in selected cities, hotels may require a deposit. Rates that require a deposit in the form of a charge to the credit card at the time of booking are clearly marked by us.
No. The travel agency does not need its own IATA number, because the IATA number of Loop-Plus Service GmbH (for all travel agencies that do not have their own IATA number) is used. Also no GDS is necessary. The bookings are done in the background via GDS, but the travel agency does not need a GDS and does not have to deal with it. The travel agency conveniently books via the booking engine, for which no prior knowledge is required.
Yes, all suppliers and buyers have the opportunity to test the platform free of charge. The full functionality of the platform (e.g., search for B2B contacts, etc.) will be possible from November 2023 on.
The loop+ online portal is a closed B2B network within the luxury travel industry and is not available to end consumers. Suppliers and Buyers must operate in the 4 or 5 star-category and will be screened by our team upon registration to ensure a good fit for our community of luxury travel consultants. Suppliers that can sign up are: hotels, resorts, villas, DMCs, tourism authorities, airlines and cruise lines. As a buyer, you can sign up: travel agents, tour operators, MICE agencies and media agencies (editors).
loop+ supports your existing sales efforts by providing you with a platform and resources to increase your visibility across the premium luxury tourism product network, regardless of consortium or affiliation. Planning trips and tracking all product options has become more complicated in recent years. Suppliers and buyers have been asking for one place to find everything they need. And with loop+, they are now "up to date" and always part of the communication. The platform works for you even when you're not working.
The loop+ Booking Engine opens up an additional attractive and alternative distribution channel in an exclusive and closed network for hand-picked customers. Visibility with selected buyers (travel agencies, tour operators, MICE agencies, etc.) is guaranteed. Additionally, in case of a booking via our IBE, it is visible who made the booking. Accommodations must be bookable via GDS and can deposit gross and/or net rates. In contrast to the usual distribution channels in the industry, a booking via the loop+ booking engine is not an intermediary, but a direct booking between buyers and suppliers. Our customer base as well as our IBE is not publicly accessible, i. e. a comparison of the rates from the outside is not possible. (e. g. by meta search engines or algorithms of other booking platforms).
All hotels are selected and verified by us and offer comfort and amenities at the highest level. All hotels guarantee an attractive loop+ rate from the first booking. Lobster Experience has maintained an intensive and special relationship with its hotel partners for many years. Travel agents appear to the hotel as the “booking person” when booking and are visible, which is usually not the case with the well-known booking platforms and distribution channels.
Buyers (travel agencies, tour operators, MICE agencies, etc.) do not need any special technical requirements or CRS access (e. g. SABRE etc.) to book via our booking engine. Bookings are processed online via our loop+ booking tool.
For suppliers and buyers (except media, journalists) an annual membership fee is charged and includes access to a comprehensive database within a unique tourism premium network, which unites suppliers such as, journalists, bloggers, tour operators and travel agents, who belong to the "Who is who" of the luxury travel industry. For hotels, this participation fee can ideally be accounted for as marketing fee, service charge or similar. For more detailed information please contact our support.
The planned launch of the loop+ network platform is November 2023. Currently, hotels and travel agencies can already create their account as the first pioneers and fill out their business profile and in-house contacts. The release of further supplier/buyer categories (e. g. tour operators, DMCs, media etc.) will take place in the following few weeks. Those who already have their access data from previous loop events can log in directly and do not have to answer any qualification questions. The full functionality of the platform will be available in autumn. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our support.
If you are already registered at loop Events, your access data for the loop+ platform are identical. (mail address & password). The loop+ login page is: https://plus.loop-luxury-fair.com/en/ If the access does not work despite your existing login data, it is in most cases because your mail address is not yet activated for loop+. Please contact our support.
In order to become a member of loop+, a qualification is necessary. This can be applied for quickly and easily at https://plus.loop-luxury-fair.com/en/register/step1. After about 48 hours our support team will send an answer.
To use the search function (search for supplier/buyer) you must have at least 1 active and complete business profile. And only then you are visible to others.
The video tutorials will be sent with the registration confirmation or by mail. Please contact our support.
As an account holder, you register for your company and are also the invoice recipient. The account should exist only 1x if possible. (Exception would be the economic separation of locations, etc.) As an account holder you can create sub-users who can also manage your system. The employee contacts appear as contact persons in the business profile.
Your loop+ profile is an advertising space. Create it as informative and attractive as possible.Upload meaningful and professionally created images in good quality. (For travel agencies e.g. office, team or preferred destinations). If you do not have your own material, you can also use free image databases such as pixabay.com. For accommodations, good images should usually be available. Please do not upload multiple images. The pictures should be professionally photographed and at least in HD resolution (JPG, 1920x1080 pixels, max 4 MB).
Your loop+ profile is an advertising space. Make it as informative and attractive as possible. If possible, upload meaningful and professionally created images in good quality. (Hotels usually have good image material). Please do not upload multiple images. The pictures should be professionally photographed and at least in HD resolution (JPG, 1920x1080 pixels, max 4 MB).
Travel agencies and tour operators want to contact the relevant departments in the hotel as quickly as possible without detours. (E.g. Reservation, SPA Manager, F&B Manager etc.) Without specifying employee contacts it is hardly possible for buyers to contact them. In cases where there is only 1 employee/owner, this must also be created as a contact in the profile and activated with the check mark. The single specification of an emergency number is not sufficient.
Suppliers want to contact the relevant departments in the travel agency/tour operator as quickly as possible without detours. (E.g. customer service, flight reservations, etc.) Without specifying employee contacts, it is hardly possible for suppliers to make contact. In cases where there is only 1 employee/owner, this must also be created as a contact in the profile and activated with the check mark. The single specification of an emergency number is not sufficient.
It is important to briefly present your own company in text form. In most cases, for example, the text of your own website can be used. (e.g. About us). For suppliers/buyers, the most important information and competencies should be listed, similar to an advertisement. (Both languages in German/English). For the translation free AI programs like Deepl or ChatGPT can be used.
The map position gives the supplier/buyer information about the time zone and is important for contacting the supplier/buyer. For hotels, the correct location is displayed here. Simply search for your own address in Google Maps. A red pin appears on the map. Click on this pin with the right mouse button. 2 values with approx. 14 digits each appear. These are the coordinates. Then simply copy and paste them into the two profile fields in loop+. The correct entry of the data from the Google Maps map is explained in the video tutorial.
In the profile there is a black button DETAIL VIEW. Here you can check the display from the perspective of the other user page. In this view, missing information is also quickly noticed. Does your profile look good and attractive?