Sandals Resorts will once again travel coast-to-coast to conduct a series of informative and inspirational travel agent workshops, April through September.
With the understanding that agents and their clients have many choices when it comes to the competitive and often confusing marketplace of all-inclusive vacations, Sandals is challenging agents to get a real understanding of their difference – through real up-to-the minute product information, real sales and marketing tips, real commission strategies to boost productivity and profits, and ultimately offering real value to clients.
The fast-paced workshops fulfill the educational requirement towards becoming a Certified Sandals Specialist, as well as the maintenance requirement for agents already holding CSS status. The majority of workshops take place in the morning (7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.), however in select cities, afternoon (1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) and evening (5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.) sessions are available. In Quebec, workshops are offered in both English and French.
In addition, the Sandals workshops are ACTA approved. Each agent or manager who completes a workshop receives 10 credits towards their Certified Travel Counsellor or Certified Travel Manager designation.
Space is limited and agents are encouraged to register early. A non-refundable fee of $40 is required at the time of registration. All participants will receive a workbook, a supply of the newest collateral materials, a certificate upon completion of the workshop and an exclusive booking incentive. Agents can register online at http://www.uvisandals.ca.
The Sandals 2017 Canadian workshop schedule is as follows: April 25, Toronto, evening workshop, Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale; April 26, Vaughan, Ont., Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Vaughan; April 27, Barrie, Ont., Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton; May 2, Halifax, evening workshop, Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron & Saraquay House; May 3, St. John’s, NL, evening workshop, Glendenning Golf Course; May 4, Ottawa, evening workshop, Ottawa Conference & Event Centre; May 9, Vancouver, Sandman Vancouver City Centre; May 10, Surrey, BC, Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel; May 11, Victoria, BC, Sandman Victoria; May 16, Edmonton, Courtyard Marriott Edmonton West; May 17, Red Deer, AB, Radisson Red Deer; May 18, Calgary, Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre; May 24, Mississauga, Ont., Hilton Garden Inn; May 25, Hamilton/Burlington, Ont., Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre; June 1, Montreal, (English), Holiday Inn & Suites; June 6, Burnaby, BC, Hilton Vancouver Metrotown; June 7, Langley, BC, Sandman Signature Langley; June 8, Kelowna, BC, evening workshop, Holiday Inn Express; June 13, Winnipeg, Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites; June 14, Saskatoon, Holiday Inn Saskatoon; June 15, Regina, SK, Sandman Hotel Suites & Spa; June 21, Kingston, Ont., Holiday Inn Express; June 22, Belleville, Ont., Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott; June 28, St. Catharines, Ont., Hilton Garden Inn Niagara-on-the-Lake; June 29, Markham, Ont., Monte Carlo Inn & Suites; Aug. 2, Oshawa/Ajax, Ont. Hilton Garden Inn Ajax; Aug. 10, Toronto, evening workshop, Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale; Aug. 29 – Laval, QC, afternoon workshop, (French), Le St-Martin Hotel & Suites; Aug. 30, Laval, QC, (French), Le St-Martin Hotel & Suites; Sept. 6, Mississauga, Ont., Hilton Garden Inn; Sept. 6, Quebec City, QC, afternoon workshop, (French), Hotel Quartier; Sept. 7, Ottawa, Ottawa Conference & Event Centre; Sept. 7, Kitchener, Ont., Holiday Inn Kitchener Waterloo Hotel & Conference Centre; Sept. 12, Boucherville, QC, (French), Hotel Mortagne; Sept. 12, Edmonton, Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton West; Sept. 13, Calgary, Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre; Sept. 13, Drummondville, QC, (French), Grand Times Hotel; Sept. 14, Toronto, Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites; Sept. 15, St. John’s, NL, Fairfield Inn & Suites; Sept. 19, Terrebonne, QC, (French), Imperia Hotel & Suites; Sept. 19, Windsor, Ont., Holiday Inn & Suites Ambassador Bridge; Sept. 20, Trois-Rivieres, QC, (French), Hotel Governeur Trois-Rivieres; Sept. 20, London, Ont., Best Western Plus Inn & Conference Centre; Sept. 26, Dartmouth, NS, Best Western Plus; Sept. 27, Moncton, NB, Royal Oaks Estates & Golf Club; Sept. 28, Saint John, NB, Riverside Country Club.