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Sandals Continues Cross-Canada Tour

As Sandals Resorts enters the final month of its cross-Canada tour of 45 educational workshops that began in May, agents are being reminded there is still limited space available for the September sessions.

Agents are encouraged to register now for the workshops, which are informative in advance of the fall-winter season and will help to elevate their success in selling the luxury-included resorts and to take their sales to the next level.

Agents in Calgary and surrounding areas are encouraged to attend the Sept. 12 workshop which will feature special guests including Tammy Gonzalez, CEO, Unique Vacations, Inc; Gary C. Sadler, Senior VP Sales, Unique Vacations, Inc as well as the soon-to-be-announced new Business Development Manager in Alberta.

During the fast-paced sessions, agents will learn how Sandals’ next level innovations translate into repeat clients and increased commissions. The majority of workshops take place in the morning (7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.), however there are two afternoon sessions (1 p.m. – 5 p.m.) in Laval and Quebec City and two evening sessions (5 p.m. – 9 p.m.) in Toronto and Ottawa.

The workshops also fulfill the educational requirement towards becoming a Certified Sandals Specialist, as well as the maintenance requirement for agents already holding CSS status. 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.

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 https://www.uvisandals.ca.

The schedule is as follows: Sept. 5, Surrey, BC, Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel; Sept. 5, Laval, Que. (afternoon), Le St-Martin Hotel; Sept. 6, Victoria, BC, Fairmont Empress; Sept. 6, Toronto, (evening), Holiday Inn Toronto-Yorkdale; Sept. 7, Vancouver, Century Plaza Hotel & Spa; Sept. 11, Edmonton, Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton West; Sept. 11, Saint-Hyacinthe, Que., Holiday Inn Express; Sept. 12 – Quebec City, Que., (afternoon), Complexe Capitale Hélicoptère; Sept. 12, Calgary, Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre; Sept. 13, Burnaby, BC, Hilton Vancouver Metrotown; Sept. 13, St. John’s, Nfld., Fairfield Inn & Suites; Sept. 18, Boucherville, Que., Hotel Mortagne; Sept. 19, Kitchener/Cambridge, Ont., Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre; Sept. 20, London, Ont., Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn; Sept. 20, Ottawa, (evening), Ottawa Conference & Event Centre; Sept. 25, Dartmouth, NS, Best Western Plus; Sept. 26, Saint John, NB, Lily Lake Pavilion; Sept. 26, Mississauga, Ont., Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport West; Sept. 27, Moncton, NB, Royal Oaks Golf Club.

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