PHOENIX—InnDependent Boutique Collection (IBC), a division of InnSuites Hospitality Trust, has expanded to include 3,700 properties in 39 countries.
Created by independent hoteliers, the IBC Hotel network provides a revenue channel that supports the specific challenges independent properties face. IBC is bringing back the 10% Travel Agent Commission and is a growing network of independent hotels.
According to IBC Hotels president Pamela Barnhill, the brand’s success is a result of the traditional fee structure. “Many memberships, networks, online websites, mobile sites and apps are asking for large margins; 15-60% per reservation,” stated Barnhill.