Sandals Resorts International is extending a heartfelt “thank you” to their trusted partners in the travel advisor community on Travel Agent Appreciation Day here in Canada.
Sandals and Beaches have always believed in the value of a travel advisor and developed several programs that aimed to strengthen that partnership. And to showcase their unwavering support during these unprecedented times, the resort company has made significant changes to their Travel Advisor programs to extend their gratitude in response to COVID-19.
Gary Sadler, senior vice-president of sales at Unique Vacations, Inc. said that: “Travel advisors have been unsung heroes during this pandemic spending countless hours taking care of clients. They were right in the middle of it, helping travellers rebook and most of all, assisting with the postponement of travel versus cancellations. Now more than ever, the team at Sandals and Beaches Resorts wants to showcase our love to our most valuable partners.”
The company observes that no one could have predicted the extremity of this pandemic nor the effects it would have on the travel industry.
Travel Advisors want to be confident that their partners have their best interests in mind, and the team at Sandals and Beaches Resorts want to ensure travel advisors know they are always a priority.
So, in order to lend their support, the company has adjusted the impacted specialized Travel Advisor programs, designed first and foremost with travel advisors in mind, to extend the following:
- Certified Sandals Specialist Status (CSS) – Current CSS status is extended through the end of 2021.
- Preferred Sandals Agency Status (PSA) – Current PSA Status is extended through the end of 2021.
- Chairman’s Royal Club Status – Chairman’s Royal Club members maintain their membership through 2021.
- Points 2 Paradise (P2P) – Points 2 Paradise 2019 and 2020 points are now extended until December 31, 2021
Said Sadler: “Travel Advisors have been a part of the Sandals and Beaches Resorts family for nearly four decades and have been the lifeblood of the sales force. Our specialized programs were designed to help them stand out in the marketplace, and we will do whatever is necessary to ensure the program remains beneficial to all advisors.”
Sadler continues: “The team supports advisors today on National Travel Advisor Day and every single day – as they are fundamental to the success of the brand.”
For more, agents can contact their local Sandals BDM or go to the Sandals Travel Agent Portal at https://taportal.sandals.com/landing/ .