ST. PETE BEACH, Fla., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Pete Beach Resort, Alden Suites, is experiencing an increase in customers from the Midwestern United States as a result of strategic partnerships with MLT Vacations, Mark Travel, and Southwest.
"Business is up over 100% this year with select operators; and a large portion of those customers are coming from the Midwest," states Tony Satterfield, VP of Operations, Alden Suites. "We are fortunate to have excellent relationships with our partners. Between these relationships, great specials, and the fact that our customers can stay in a suite for the price of a hotel room, we have really increased our business in 2012."
Strategic partnerships with MLT Vacations, Mark Travel and Southwest Airlines, allow Alden Suites to penetrate the Midwest market by offering packages that include air and hotel at an affordable price. With airline fares being the highest they have been in years, the Resort benefits from partnering with travel companies who have a large presence in this key market.
According to the most recent 2010 Annual Visitor Profile provided by the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Midwest is a major market for Pinellas County as a whole, with 30% of the 5,041,200 visitors having Midwest points of origin.
"Now that St. Pete Beach has received such a prestigious designation from TripAdvisor, I imagine we may see even more of an increase in the upcoming months -- from all parts of the country," added Satterfield.
Alden Suites is located directly on St. Pete Beach, which was just rated Number 1 Beach Destination in the United States by TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards of 2012. St. Pete Beach was also ranked Number 5 in Top Beach Destinations of the World.
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About Alden Suites:
Alden Suites is nestled on 5 acres overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and is one of the few all-suite resorts in the St. Pete Beach area. Each of the 140 suites includes a fully equipped kitchenette, separate living room, in room safes, complimentary daily newspaper and spectacular views from the patios and balconies. www.AldenBeachResort.com.
SOURCE Alden Suites