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The Saint Lucia Tourist Board;s annual travel agent incentive program, Saint Lucia Agent Months (SLAM) runs through Nov. 30 and includes booking incentives and special rates on accommodations. American Airlines will offer discounted Carib Fam Star airfare for travel agents flying from Sept. 7 through Nov. 19. Air Canada Vacations will provide $450 economy class flights from Toronto through Nov. 30. Discount fares are applicable for the travel agent and one travel companion. And agents can save 70% off standard rates via WestJet Vacations when they book and travel by Dec. 16; blackout dates will apply.

Agents booking clients to any Sandals or Beaches resort (a minimum seven-night stay) for travel between Aug. 16 and Nov. 22 can now earn a special “Fall Booking Bonus,” based on room category: US$100 for every Butler suite; US$50 for every Club Sandals/Concierge suite; US$25 for every Deluxe room. There is no limit to how much agents can earn and group bookings are also eligible. All bookings must be registered on Sandals’ travel agent portal www.sandals.com/tas. The Fall Booking Bonus applies only to bookings made directly with Unique Vacations. For further details, agents can contact their local BDM, call 1-800-545-8283 or visit:

Goway is offering $100 per booking to all agents who make a booking on the Signature Morocco or Magic of Africa tours before Aug. 31. This will be credited to the agents’ Goway Reward card. The Magic of Africa and the Signature Morocco are two of only 13 fully escorted tours Goway operates and which have the special designation, Holidays of a Lifetime. The tours only take a maximum number of 20 passengers, and remaining departures are expected to fill up quickly.

GLP Worldwide Expedition Travel and Tours, which offers niche and small ship cruising, is offering up to $100 for new FIT bookings if booked by Aug. 31. There are also additional bonuses agents can earn through GLP Worldwide’s Prestige Plus Rewards program. Agents who book and make a deposit on any qualified GLP Worldwide program through Aug. 31 will receive a $50 Visa gift card for each booking. It is valid for new FIT bookings on any GLP Worldwide 2015/16 program.

For the month of July, agents who make any India bookings with Insight Vacations will receive a $100 bonus commission (Visa Gift Card) per booking. Insight offers a comprehensive range of itineraries to India, Kolkata and Bhutan. Travellers on any of the 12 carefully curated itineraries will discover the cultural riches, spiritual harmony and fascinating history that make each of these destinations some of the most fascinating in the world.

Auto Europe is inviting agents to start earning their next commission cheque, stating, “With the best prices and a great selection of cars it has never been easier to earn.” The company notes agents can receive a “luxurious 20% commission on any prestige or sports car booking.” They must mention Code IK20 at booking to claim their commission. Auto Europe adds agents’ clients will appreciate a free car-class upgrade in Britain, Ireland and other popular destinations.

Shared charters consolidator AirStMaarten is offering an early-bird discounts to travel agents looking to book private charters and shared charters to St. Barths for clients planning to travel to the island for the winter season of 2015-16. Agents looking to book private charters and shared charters to St. Barths during the travel period starting in November through to April can save up to 11% in early-bird discounts now on offer via the company’s sales department using the promo code AIRSC2015PR.

Exclusive tour operator for RIU Hotels & Resorts, Signature Vacations has launched a new incentive in partnership with the hotel chain for summer bookings for stays at either Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas or Riu Santa Fe in Los Cabos, Mexico, through Oct. 31. All new bookings made to either property during the “Earn and Win” incentive that runs through July 15 will earn agents a bonus 4% commission, plus four times the usual number of RPC (Riu Partner Club) Points. In addition, each booking an agent makes will also qualify for a chance to win an all-inclusive trip for two to Riu Santa Fe in Los Cabos courtesy of Signature Vacations.

Two of Hawaii’s most prominent hospitality entities have each launched a sweepstakes that gives agents a chance to win a seven-day vacation to Hawaii. Each entry also unlocks a promo code for 15% off any vacation. Until Aug.10, people can enter for the chance to unwind with a free trip to Hawaii. Those who don’t win will still receive 15% off new reservations just for entering. The winner receives a seven-night stay voucher valid at any eligible Aqua or Lite Hotel in Hawaii. And from now until Aug 10, people can enter for a chance to win a free stay at an Aston Hawaii hotel or resort. For entering, they’ll receive the special Ohana rate typically reserved for local residents.

Goway has launched a new travel agent incentive to win a trip to Papua New Guinea. For each booking on any of Goway’s Holidays of a Lifetime series, agents will receive one entry into a Grand Prize draw. Those booking the Discover Papua New Guinea tour will get three entries. The prize includes international airfare for two (travelling together) from Los Angeles to Australia with Virgin Australia, airfare to Papua New Guinea with Air Nuigini, touring, transfers and regional flights, plus seven night’s accommodation, all meals (except day 1 which is dinner only and day 8, breakfast only).

Caesars Entertainment’s popular “Feeling Lucky” travel agent incentive program – which rewards agents for registering bookings at its family of resorts – has been extended until Sept. 30. Agents who register their bookings at CaesarsTravelAgents.com earn 100 lucky chips for each room night booked. Chips can be accrued throughout the promotional period and redeemed for prizes which include show tickets, hotel accommodations, dinners and more. This past year, two new Las Vegas resorts joined the Caesars portfolio – the first ever stand-alone boutique hotel on the Strip, The Cromwell, and the newest resort at the heart of the Strip, The LINQ Hotel & Casino. Prizes can be redeemed at Caesars Entertainment family of resorts in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Reno and Lake Tahoe through Sept. 1, 2016.

Travel Courier Issue Date: Jul 23, 2015
Posted in Incentives



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