Hotel Pass International, a Vancouver-based outfit, offers a 1987 "Britain & Ireland" passbook listing discounts said to range from 10% to 60% at more than 700 properties including hotels, country inns, pensions and other accommodations.
The pass costs $25 and is good from Jan. 1, 1987, until March 31, 1988.
The passbook lists accommodations by city or geographical area with the regular rates by season and the discounts available. The discounts cited are for one night, but in some cases additional discounts may be offered for longer stays.
Several relatively small chains, with 30 to 40 properties, are participating in the program. Among them are the Swallow, Anchor, Ladbroke and Embassy groups of hotels. About 85% of the properties have private bathrooms in the guest rooms, according to Hotel Pass International.
The pass can be used by two people or on a family basis. Travel agents are not paid commissions on bookings under this program, but if a travel agent is handling your air connections and other land arrangements such as car rentals, the agent might also book your accommodations (though a service fee might be imposed).