General Info

Does Ignite Hospitality Services provide a 1099-B Form?

Many people are not aware that the benefits derived from barter transactions are taxable and must be reported to the Internal Revenue Service on IRS Form 1099-B and your state tax return. The IRS and your state maintain Websites where you can download income tax forms to report barter income. Generally, whatever property or services that you barter for amount to taxable income based on the fair market value (FMV) of the property or services received by the taxpayer. Barter network membership and transaction fees may be deducted as permissible expenses. 

Why should new professionals use this service?

Ignite Hospitality appreciates the hard work of young fresh talent and provides a support system for those that are still “paying their dues”. Of course, living ones dream can become quite costly! There are physical, emotional, and financial sacrifices made throughout one’s journey to stardom. Many A list celebrities were at one time homeless or worked several jobs just to get by. We at Ignite Hospitality Services are sensitive to the needs of up and coming professionals and believe our unique concept will make their journey to stardom a lot less taxing.

What is barter?

Barter is simply the exchange of something that you have for something that you want.

What is celebrity branding?

Celebrity branding is a unique marketable image that a professional develops throughout their career. Branding is in essence a zero sum game. Either you’re relevant or you’re not! A persons brand, one can argue, is always in a constant state of change. Notably, it can be an arduous process of always trying to stay significant to fans, especially when a professional is new to the industry. At the end of the day celebrity branding is the lifeblood of any professionals career. Being identifiable and relevant gives a industry professional greater leverage when using our service to secure hotel rooms on barter. 

What are the type of industry professionals you work with?

Comedians, singers, variety acts, motivational speakers and more are welcome to register. With that said, Ignite Hospitality Services takes great pride in its relationships with clients and hotel partners alike. Therefore, it’s vital that people who use our service are highly professional throughout the trade process.

How does Ignite Hospitality Services work?

At Ignite Hospitality Services, we’ve been working tirelessly to make our site and overall business flow easy to use. Check out the “How It Works” link for detailed information on getting you started.

Hospitality Specialists

How will trading through Ignite Hospitality Services exchange feature help grow my brand?

  • Receive one-on-one personalized attention
  • No contracts, or costly membership fees
  • Exclusive barter platform for up and coming professionals
  • Make multiple offers to multiple properties
  • Tap into our exclusive hotelier database

How do I know if this feature is right for me?

Our service is ideal for an entertainer who would be interested in saving 75% on hotel stays through our exclusive hotel barter program.

What does it cost to get started?

A transaction fee for a percentage of the true trade value of the room and/or guest accommodations. Check out the Pricing page for more detail.

When must the transaction fees be paid?

All transaction fees must be paid the same day when a room(s) is secured.

Social Media

IHS & Lodgings & You

We are trading social media marketing packages with trade friendly hoteliers in exchange for unused hotel rooms. These social media packages include, but are not limited to: Yelp, Trip Advisor, the Lodging Facebook Page, Google+,  etc. IHS associates are expected to make a minimum of 5 posts to social media sites with authentic feedback highlighting their experience(s) at the property.

Please be advised all feedback is expected to be professional and content rich. All working social media url links are to be sent to sales@ignitehospitalityservices.com within 3 days of the clients stay.  Failure to deliver professional social media reviews in a timely  manner is a violation of our trade agreement policy and may result in a temporary ban from using our service. 

Proper Social Media Post

Examples Of A Good Post

The (lodging name) in (city), (state) was one of the most conveniently located hotel we’ve stayed in. We got to walk to most of our favorite restaurants, and it’s right around the corner from attractions in the (location / region / area). Huge non-smoking room with king bed, fridge, microwave, and etc. They serve the best donuts & coffee ever! Nestle coffee creamers – yum. Nice quiet stay and we’ll definitely be back. Thanks for a great stay, (lodging name)!

Reason: It names the lodging and its best qualities, its location and why its a great location – because of the sites around it.2: (lodging name) in (city), (state) had some of the best breakfast choices I’ve seen and tasted in awhile. The room I stayed in felt a bit like home and was quite relaxing.
Reason: It names the lodging and its location, along with complimenting a bit of why the lodging stood out for you and why you liked staying there.

The examples above are there for reference or to help give you a few ideas of what to add to yours if you think you missed something or if you have trouble coming up with a proper post. Also, remember to mention the lodging name and its qualities you liked or reasons why you enjoyed staying there.