Travel agents who complete Recommend’s Guadeloupe Islands Specialist program can earn rewards and learn more about this French-Caribbean destination.
When agents become a certified Guadeloupe Islands Specialist on edu.recommend.com/guadeloupe, they can earn up to $1,000 in rewards and FAM trip opportunities. In addition, the destination is now more accessible with new airline routes from the U.S. and nine air-inclusive packages from Eurobound, offering agents up to 14 percent commission on bookings.
One of the packages, the 7-night All in One package, starts at $2,395 pp dbl and includes air and accommodations at La Creole Beach Hotel & Spa with American breakfast, lunch and activities in the itinerary. Travelers will kayak and snorkel to the Pigeon Islands, explore Terre de Haut by foot, and visit the Cousteau Reserve.
Your clients can take advantage of new flights to the destination, including weekly nonstop service between Miami and Pointe-a-Pitre on American Airlines, and Seaborne Airlines, in code share with American Airlines, offers nonstop service four times a week between San Juan and Pointe-a-Pitre. JetBlue has also entered an agreement with Seaborne, offering a connection in San Juan without travelers having to claim or recheck their luggage. Travel agents can book these JetBlue-Seaborne Guadeloupe Islands tickets in the first quarter of 2014.
Thanks to the new airline routes, which launched in spring 2013, the number of U.S. travelers to the Guadeloupe Islands has significantly increased, and the destination has seen a 26 percent increase in hotel room bookings in 2013 when compared to 2012.
“This surge in room night bookings is an encouraging result of the strategic programs and industry alliances we initiated this year to prominently position Guadeloupe Islands in the U.S. market,” says Willy Rosier, director general for the Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board.
In addition, Rosier says that “2014 will also be an exciting year to be in Guadeloupe Islands, as we are the finish line for the world-acclaimed Route du Rhum transatlantic sailing race, which starts on Oct. 24 in Saint-Malo, France and ends in Pointe-a-Pitre on Nov.2, 2014.”
For more information, visit myguadeloupeislands.com and click on “Theme Packages.” To book packages, contact Christa Barnett at Eurobound at (310) 342-0660 ext. 221 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not already a Guadeloupe Islands Specialist, visit edu.recommend.com/guadeloupe.