Sandals set to host cross-Canada workshops

As part of its commitment to support travel agents, Sandals Resorts will tour the country to provide sales and marketing training available to agents – both those who are seeking to become Certified Sandals Specialists and current CSS agents who need to maintain their status. The workshops will cover a range of topics, including educational sessions across three brands – Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts and Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts; new product and partnership updates; sales tips and techniques; marketing tools and co-branding opportunities. All participants will receive a workbook and collateral kit and also receive a certificate upon completion of the workshop. Workshops run from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (with the exception of one afternoon session in Mississauga) and breakfast will be served. Space is limited and agents are asked to register early. A non-refundable fee of $35 is required at time of registration. The Sandals 2012 Canadian Spring-Summer workshop schedule is April 11 – Hamilton, Courtyard by Marriott; April 12 – St. Catharines/Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., Hilton Garden Inn; April 17 – Toronto, Parkinson Conference Centre; April 18 – Mississauga, afternoon workshop (1 p.m. to 5 p.m. – light lunch will be provided), Hilton Garden Inn Toronto; April 24 – Ottawa, Hampton Inn Ottawa Conference Centre; April 25 – Belleville, Ont., Belleville Travelodge; April 26 – Scarborough/Markham, Ont., Holiday Inn & Suites; May 1 – Toronto, Delta Chelsea Hotel; May 2 – Vaughan, Ont., Hilton Garden Inn; May 3 – Barrie, Ont., Hampton Inn & Suites; May 9 – North Bay, Ont., Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites; May 10 – Sudbury, Ont., Fairfield Inn & Suites; May 23 – Edmonton, Hilton Garden Inn; May 24 – Red Deer, Alta., Holiday Inn; May 25 – Calgary, Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Airport; May 31 – Halifax, Best Western Chocolate Lake Hotel; June 5 – Vancouver, Hyatt Regency Vancouver; June 6 – Surrey, BC, Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel; June 7 – Victoria, Inn at Laurel Point; June 12 – Moncton, NB, Delta Beausejour; June 13 – Saint John, Delta Brunswick; June 26 – Kelowna, BC, Coast Capri Hotel; July 5 – Lethbridge, Alta., Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre; July 11 – Montreal, (English workshop), Hyatt Regency Montreal; July 17 – Abbotsford, BC, Ramada Plaza & Conference Centre; July 18 – Burnaby, BC, Hilton Vancouver Metrotown; July 19 – Parksville, BC, The Beach Club Resort; and Aug 23 – Thunder Bay, Ont., Valhalla Inn. Agents can register online at .