If you have been an avid insider, you have seen the discussion of Marriott's mantra "we used to do that, but not anymore". In this cost-cutting economy and diminishing perks, how far can it go before they start losing loyal members?
If Marriott were to discontinue elite perks, is there one that would make you switch hotel chains? What if they eliminated more than one?
Take the poll at www.travelprincessdiaries.com.
The Results are in - see below! What would it take to make you walk away from Marriott if they discontinued certain perks? In this poll multiple answers were allowed.
50% said they would walk if access to the concierge lounge was discontinued.
44% said they would walk if there were no more elite bonus points.
27% said they would walk if there were no more complimentary room upgrades.
22% said they would stay with Marriott even if the perks disappear.
11% said that if there were no platinum arrival gift they would leave.
11% said if any one of the perks listed disappeared, they would walk.
Dont forget to take the current poll: What perks would you like to see added to the program? We NEED to hear your opinion.
The polls can be found on www.travelprincessdiaries.com.
As you can see from the site, I am not selling anything, just hoping that by collecting information on how insiders feel, we and use that to make MR better for all of us.
I was hoping for more responses as we need at least 30 to be statistically significant. I am not sure how to encourage more to take the poll without becoming obnoxious. The response rate did improve for the 2nd poll and hopefully that trend will continue.
I have made the poll archives available on the website so you can see the number of responses for all the polls once they are closed.