Major companies asking for trade instead of paying
So the marketing department of a local, but international based hotel chain contacted me about using some of my photos for an upcoming holiday promotion. Immediately, they wanted to know if I was interested in trade, such as a "free room" for one night. I was pretty offended since I know it costs them absolutely nothing to comp a room. They want to use the photos (3) specifically for social media, but regardless, I'm not willing to part with my work for a hotel room in a city I already reside. Any suggestions as to handle this? Thanks again.