The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Affinity Travel Benefits, a leading edge, online travel and entertainment aggregation platform providing exclusive travel discounts up to 70% off retail rates across the globe. The new partnership will provide attendees of ATLFF preferred rates and guaranteed lodging at hotels close to the event, adding huge value to the growing turnout.
After 41 years of building up the film festival called one of the “Top 25 Coolest Festivals In The World” by Moviemaker Magazine, ATLFF has decided to increase their offerings to the dedicated and loyal attendees with travel benefits, as it is area where people tend to spend the most outside of admission to the ten-day-long festival.
“We are delighted to partner with Affinity to coordinate group hotel accommodations at favorable rates and terms for members of the festival. Our philosophy is to promote the arts, deliver exceptional service, and share great locales of our unique city to make this partnership win-win”, says ATLFF Executive Director Christopher Escobar.
The Atlanta Film Festival already has many benefits for its over 27 thousand attendees including after festival social events, year-round classes and workshops, creative educational conferences, advanced screenings, mini-festivals, and more. The decision for ATLFF to offer hotel benefits, instead of having people find their own accommodation in an unfamiliar city, is a sign of their commitment to what it believes is an important area often overlooked by the cinema event industry. By focusing on growing its business through supporting the community the greatest benefit to the Atlanta area can be provided.
“This festival is of particular importance to us, as our leadership team is based in Atlanta and we each have a great deal of interest in the arts and local culture.” says Lee Thomas, Chief Operating Officer at Affinity. “We all appreciate what the film festival does for Atlanta, and want everyone to be able to stay close to the action. Moreover, patrons can really immerse themselves in the culture of the event with accommodations shared by their peers. We think this will help grow the festival and continue to attract more patrons each year.”