Canadian Advisors Win With Sandals, Beaches

It was a ‘game changer’ for Canadian travel agents for two weeks in September, as Sandals Resorts invited them to test their Sandals and Beaches Resorts knowledge in a fun, interactive online quiz show created exclusively for them.

And “Sandals Game Changer” was just that — a game-changing way to engage and interact with advisors during the pandemic.

Maureen Barnes-Smith, director of sales & marketing, Unique Vacations Canada Inc., affiliate of worldwide representatives of Sandals and Beaches Resorts, said: “Our ‘Sandals Game Changer’ trivia brought some much-needed energy and excitement to Canadian travel advisors and their feedback has been incredible.”

Barnes-Smith continued: “Friendly rivalries developed during the quiz shows, but so many advisors told us that it was the most fun they’ve had at a virtual event in the past six months.  It’s a bonus if they learned a new thing or two about Sandals and Beaches Resorts along the way.”

After four games and over a hundred trivia questions on Sandals and Beaches Resorts, the scores have been tallied and the winners are:


Highest Cumulative Points After Four Games

Lucky winners of a 3-night land-only stay to a Sandals or Beaches Resort


1. Denise Hanuska – TravelLux, Dartmouth, NS

2. Lisa Tetzlaff – Valente Travel, Windsor, ON

3. Kim Hartlen – Kim Hartlen Travel–TPI, Lower Sackville, NS


Additional prizes of Sandals gift baskets were awarded to travel advisors who placed in the Top 10 for each of the four games: (however only one basket was awarded to those who placed in the Top 10 in multiple games)


* Bonnie Acton – TravelOnly, Uxbridge, ON

* Lois Barbour – Travel Time–TPI, St. John’s, NL

* Rosie DiMartino – Polo Travel, Concord, ON

* Ruth Guiry – Guiry Travel, Ancaster, ON

* Denise Hanuska – TravelLux, Dartmouth, NS

* Kim Hartlen – Kim Hartlen Travel–TPI, Lower Sackville, NS

* Sue Hawkes – Expedia, Mississauga, ON

* Kathy Kennedy – Village Travel Group, Pointe Claire, QC

* Antoinette Linde – Always Travel, Williams Lake, BC

* Cathy Matieshin – Artistic Travel, Calgary, AB

* Collette Rideout – Travel Time–TPI, Paradise, NL

* Tanja Steinbock – Barrett & Carlysle Travel, Mississauga, ON

* Lisa Tetzlaff – Valente Travel, Windsor, ON

* Celia Ward – Flight Centre Independent, Newmarket, ON


Canadian travel advisors can stay up-to-date on the latest product updates, incentives, special events and more from the Canadian sales team for Sandals and Beaches Resorts by joining their private Facebook group – Unique Vacations Canada Loves Travel Advisors